Investor type Accelerator
Founders Jason Calacanis


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Total investments 88
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 75
Rounds per year 8.00
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Internet

LAUNCH appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2011. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

This organization was formed by Jason Calacanis.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Whisper, Signpost, Neyborly. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Social Media, Advertising.

This LAUNCH works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The average startup value when the investment from LAUNCH is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the LAUNCH, startups are often financed by Social Capital, Jason Calacanis, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Daniel Curran, Slow Ventures, Marc Bell Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Social Capital, Slow Ventures, Daniel Curran.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$1M29 Mar 2022 Pocahontas, Iowa, United States


15 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Cake Equity

$2M12 Mar 2022 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
$11M08 Mar 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Human Resources
$4M03 Mar 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Big Data
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
Social Media Advertising
$40M01 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Real Estate
Subscription Service
$5M24 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Content Creators
01 Jan 2022 -


Content Creators
21 Dec 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States
Contact, a platform for creatives backed by Maisie Williams, raises $1.9M seed led by Founders Fund

– Contact, a platform for models, raised $1.9m funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and joined by LAUNCH (the fund led by investor Jason Calacanis), Sweet Capital (via Pippa Lamb), Rogue VC (via Alice Lloyd George) and Angel investors Simon Beckerman (co-founder of Depop), Eric Wahlforss (co-founder of SoundCloud and now Dance), Abe Burns and Joe White.
– Contact co-founder and CEO Reuben Selby is a fashion designer who was formerly of Maisie William’s founding team, when she started her actress career.
– Contact aims to become a scalable back-end solution across the $104.2 billion Creator Economy, “democratizing” access to the world’s best creative talent.

Alternative investing hub Vincent closes $6 million raise

– Vincent, an alternative asset aggregation hub, raised $6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by LAUNCH with additional investment from 8VC and Digital Currency Group, among others.
– The platform has 75 partner platforms integrated with the site.


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