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Merida Capital Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm

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Total investments 24
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Exits 3
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Cannabis
  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
Summary

In 2019 was created Merida Capital Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

This Merida Capital Partners works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 60 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Merida Capital Partners the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Canndescent, Simplifya, Henry's Originals. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Merida Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Explorer Equity Group, Clean Pacific Ventures, Presidio View Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Navy Capital, JW Asset Management, Gotham Green Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Navy Capital, JW Asset Management, Gotham Green Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pilgrim Soul

$2M11 Jan 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Cellibre

Biotechnology
Manufacturing
Sustainability
$11M13 Oct 2021 San Diego, California, United States

MainStem

Cannabis
E-Commerce
Information Services
Information Technology
Marketplace
$5M30 Aug 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Simplifya

Cannabis
Consulting
Information Technology
Mobile
Mobile Apps
SaaS
Software
$6M18 Jun 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

Bast Fibre Technologies

Consumer
Industrial
Wholesale
$6M20 May 2021 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Petalfast

Advertising
Marketing
$2M19 May 2021 North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

SōRSE Technology

Food and Beverage
$2M22 Apr 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Vega Holdings

$150K19 Nov 2019 Meriden, Connecticut, United States

Henry's Originals

Agriculture
Cannabis
Farming
$11M05 Aug 2019 California, United States
News
Mainstem Raises $5M in Series C Funding

– Mainstem is an integrated purchasing platform with an embedded marketplace for the supply chain needs of the cannabis industry, raised $5M in Series C funding.
Merida Capital Holdings made the investment, which brought total funding raised to date to $11m.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

Simplifya Closes $6M Series B Funding Round

– Simplifya from Denver provides regulatory and operational compliance software for the cannabis industry.
– The company raised $6m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Blue Zone Wealth Advisors, with participation from existing investors Merida Capital and previous shareholders, as well as the addition of several new investors, including Mercury Payment Solutions Founder Jeff Katz, who also joined Simplifya’s Board of Directors.
– The new investment will be used to expand its operational presence and implement and launch its newest product offering, TENDR (the product will launch in beta with POS clients before the end of Q2).

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