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Founders Robert C. Dickeson


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Total investments 53
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 2.30
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Non Profit
  • Higher Education
  • EdTech
  • Enterprise Software

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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$575K01 Jun 2022 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Attainment Network

Non Profit
$200K24 Mar 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States

Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice

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$200K15 Feb 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Mentor Collective

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Higher Education
$21M24 Jan 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Higher Education
Non Profit
$1M18 Jan 2022 Sacramento, California, United States


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$5M19 Jan 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


Search Engine
$16M09 Jun 2020 New York, New York, United States

$7M27 Feb 2020 Austin, Texas, United States
Acadeum Raises $5M in Funding

– Acadeum, an Austin, Texas-based creator of a course sharing platform, raised $5m in funding.
– Backers included Rethink Education, Socratic Ventures, Lumina Foundation and LearnStart.
– Course Share™ is a marketplace for online college courses to form course-sharing consortia and to allow students to access courses from hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities.


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