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Matchstick Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Natty Zola Ryan Broshar


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Total investments 124
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 89
Rounds per year 15.50
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Apps

Matchstick Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boulder. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Supply Chain Management. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Branch, ScaleFactor, Spekit.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Matchstick Ventures, startups are often financed by Right Side Capital Management, Techstars Retail Accelerator, Techstars Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Daren Cotter, The Syndicate Fund, Techstars Retail Accelerator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Techstars Ventures, Firebrand Ventures, Canaan Partners.

The current fund was established by Nathaniel Zola, Ryan Broshar. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

Comparing to the other companies, this Matchstick Ventures performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Matchstick Ventures the average startup value is 5-10 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$1M15 Dec 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Data Center Automation
Enterprise Software
$3M19 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Enterprise Software
Small and Medium Businesses
$18M14 Oct 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


08 Aug 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Financial Services
$4M04 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Professional Services
$1M30 Jul 2022 -

Milk Moovement

Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Supply Chain Management
$20M12 Jul 2022 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Building Maintenance
Information Technology
$2M28 Jun 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Rooted Lending

Financial Services
$1M07 Jun 2022 Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Parallax Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Parallax, an Edina, MI-based company focused on managing workloads and workforces in a remote environment, raised $7M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Grotech Ventures with participation from Matchstick Ventures and Rally Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to continue to innovate its platform and add talent.

Branch Secures Over $540 Million to Accelerate Flexible Workforce Payments

– Branch, which helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans, announced it has raised over $540m to fuel its momentum in delivering flexible workforce payments.
Addition led the closing of a $48m Series B funding round with participation from Drive Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and HR Tech Investments, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., among other investors.
– The company has also secured $500m in purchased assets from funds managed by Neuberger Berman.
– With over 300% growth year over year, Branch will use the funding to deliver faster payments and inclusive financial services to W-2 and 1099 workforces through partnerships with employers, gig platforms, staffing companies, and other businesses.


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