Matchstick Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Natty Zola Ryan Broshar

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Total investments 83
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 13.83
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.27
Exits 6
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
Summary

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

Onward Delivery

Freight Service
Internet
Logistics
Marketplace
$4M08 Dec 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

CometChat

Apps
Communications Infrastructure
Developer APIs
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Messaging
Mobile Apps
Video Chat
Video Conferencing
$10M07 Dec 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

Cured

Digital Marketing
Health Care
Marketing Automation
$10M15 Sep 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Fulfilld.io

Enterprise Software
Information Services
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$2M09 Sep 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

Pikup

Communities
Delivery
Local
Mobile Apps
$1M01 Sep 2021 Minnesota, United States

Branch

Collaboration
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile
Mobile Payments
Productivity Tools
Retail Technology
Software
$48M17 Aug 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Parallax

Analytics
Computer
Software
$7M02 Jul 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Fashion
Retail
$2M26 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Upsie

Apps
Insurance
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Security
Software
$18M13 May 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
News
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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