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Listen Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jeff Cantalupo


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Total investments 44
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 3.67
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Internet
  • Fashion

Listen Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Listen Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Listen Ventures works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015.

The current fund was established by Jeff Cantalupo. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Calm. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Subscription Service, Fashion. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Listen Ventures, startups are often financed by Jumpstart Ventures, Lakewest Venture Partners, Mark Cuban. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Jumpstart Ventures, Wintrust Ventures, The Pritzker Organization. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wintrust Ventures, Jumpstart Ventures, University Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tally Labs

$12M18 May 2022 -

Sigo Seguros

Auto Insurance
Financial Services
Property Insurance
$5M07 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States

Rise Gardens

Food Processing
Organic Food
$9M19 Jul 2021 Illinois, United States

Dame Products

Consumer Goods
Sex Tech
$4M03 Feb 2021 New York, New York, United States

Own Up

Consumer Lending
Financial Services
Real Estate
$12M14 Jan 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Catch Co

Customer Service
Sporting Goods
Subscription Service
$6M13 Dec 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Catch Co

Customer Service
Sporting Goods
Subscription Service
$6M02 Dec 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Public Goods

Consumer Goods
$1M03 Jan 2020 New York, New York, United States

Miss Grass

Health Care
$4M28 Jun 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States
Rise Gardens grows with $9M Series A to help anyone be an indoor farmer

– Rise Gardens, an indoor, smart hydroponic company, raised $9m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by TELUS Ventures and joined by True Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, and Listen Ventures.
– The company has a total of $13m in venture-backed investments since Rise was founded in 2017.


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