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Ludlow Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jonathon Triest


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Total investments 149
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 113
Rounds per year 12.42
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
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Exits 24
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile Apps
  • SaaS

Ludlow Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Detroit.

The fund was created by Jonathon Triest. The overall number of key employees were 2.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Honey, Dwolla, Sprig. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Retail, FinTech.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Ludlow Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, Detroit Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Detroit Venture Partners, Y Combinator, Tuesday Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, FLOODGATE, Techstars.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 19 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Ludlow Ventures works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from Ludlow Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Property Insurance
Property Management
Smart Home
$10M19 Sep 2022 Detroit, Michigan, United States


$7M28 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Basis Theory

$17M21 Apr 2022 -


Developer Tools
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
$4M14 Dec 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Cyber Security
$5M30 Nov 2021 Michigan, United States

Point One Navigation

Autonomous Vehicles
Industrial Automation
$10M08 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$12M08 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States


Electric Vehicle
IT Infrastructure
$13M15 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


Commercial Real Estate
Financial Services
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$30M20 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States
Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds

– Travel startup Headout raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by Glade Brook Capital and included participation from returning investors Version One Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Haystack and Ludlow Ventures, and new investors Espresso Capital and Practical VC.
– The company plans to expand into 300 cities, product development and its product, business, marketing and operations teams.
– It plans to hire more than 150 employees around the world and is also looking for opportunities to acqui-hire travel and entertainment startups.

Obé Fitness raises $15M for its personality-driven exercise platform

– Obé Fitness, a fitness platform, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by CAVU Venture Partners and featured Athleta, Samsung Next, Wheelhouse Entertainment and WW International along with previous investors Cassius Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment and BDMI.
– It brings Obé to a valuation of $100m.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its content library and grow its user base.


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