Founded 2010
Founders Bradley Keywell Eric Lefkofsky


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Total investments 154
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 89
Rounds per year 8.09
Lead investments 35
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 29
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
  • Software

Lightbank is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

This organization was formed by Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Square, Uptake, Udemy For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Social Media, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. When the investment is from Lightbank the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Lightbank works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2012. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Lightbank, startups are often financed by Techstars, New Enterprise Associates, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pritzker Group Venture Capital, SV Angel, Eniac Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bullpen Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Insight Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


4M11 Feb 2021 United States, New York


Health Care
Information Technology
3M09 Dec 2020 United States, Chicago

A.M. Money

Consumer Lending
Financial Services
3M06 Oct 2020 United States, Chicago


3M01 Aug 2020 United States, New York


1M01 Dec 2019 United States, New York


Credit Cards
Mobile Payments
Early Stage Venture
16M06 Nov 2019 United States, New York

Remote Year

Personal Development
Early Stage Venture
5M18 Oct 2019 United States, " United States"}

A.M. Money

Consumer Lending
Financial Services
21 Aug 2019 United States, Chicago


Employee Benefits
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Health Insurance
26 Jun 2019 United States, Columbia
Felux Raises $5.1M in Seed Funding
– Felux is a B2B marketplace and supply chain platform for the steel and industrial industry. – Company raised $5.1m in seed funding. – The round was led by Expa, with participation from 8VC and Lightbank. – The new investment will be used to continue expanding operations and business reach. Read more
Klover Announces $60M Series A Financing
– Klover, which is democratizing access to modern financial services by leveraging consumers’ permissioned data, today announced the close of $60m in new funding. – The round led by Mercato Partners Traverse Fund participation from new and existing investors including Lightbank, Core Innovation Capital and Starting Line. – The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales, marketing, engineering and product teams aggressively, grow their 1.5 million user base, and broaden the services and value to t... Read more


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