LuminaFoundation

Founded 2000
Founders Robert C. Dickeson

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Total investments 17
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.43
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 1

Areas of investment

  • EdTech
  • Education
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • SaaS
Summary

The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Indianapolis. The company was established in North America in United States.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Civitas Learning, CareAcademy, Viridis Learning For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Education.

The current fund was established by Robert C. Dickeson.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this LuminaFoundation performs on 20 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the LuminaFoundation, startups are often financed by Rethink Education, Techstars, New Markets Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, Lion Brothers Company. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, Lion Brothers Company.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Upswing

EdTech
Higher Education
Software
Early Stage Venture
5M30 Mar 2021 United States, Austin

Acadeum

E-Learning
Education
Internet
4M19 Jan 2021
United States, Austin

Noodle Partners

EdTech
Education
Early Stage Venture
16M09 Jun 2020 United States, New York

Early Stage Venture
7M27 Feb 2020

Mentor Collective

EdTech
Education
Enterprise Software
Higher Education
Venture - Series Unknown
3M05 Sep 2019 United States, Boston

Bitwise Industries

Coworking
Education
Human Resources
Software
Training
Early Stage Venture
27M19 Jun 2019 United States, Fresno

Upswing

EdTech
Higher Education
Software
2M20 May 2019 United States, Austin

Credly

Education
Enterprise Software
Internet
SaaS
Training
Early Stage Venture
11M24 Apr 2019 United States, New York

Civitas Learning

EdTech
Education
Predictive Analytics
Private Equity
27 Feb 2019 United States, Austin

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