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Motivate Venture Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders David Wieland Lauren DeLuca


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Total investments 57
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 14.25
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology

The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Hospitality, Travel Accommodations. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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 Frontdesk.

The typical startup value when the investment from Motivate Venture Capital is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. 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. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Motivate Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Marc Lasry, Lancaster Investment Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sand Hill Angels, Limited liability company, La Macchia Group.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Management
Customer Service
Information Technology
16 Mar 2023 Lafayette, Colorado, United States


Digital Marketing
$5M20 Jan 2023 New York, New York, United States

Telegraph System

Machine Learning
$10M06 Dec 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Financial Services
Impact Investing
Wealth Management
$700K09 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States

iink Endorsements

Financial Services
$3M01 Nov 2022 Tampa, Florida, United States


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

Gig and Take

Information Technology
$1M22 Sep 2022 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

PayAll Payment Systems

Financial Services
$10M15 Sep 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


Information Technology
Travel Accommodations
Vacation Rental
$13M13 Sep 2022 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Sweater Raises $2.3M Pre-Seed Funding Round

– Sweater is a mobile-first platform that allows users to directly access to venture capital.
– The company closed a $2.3m pre-seed financing.
– Backers included Motivate VC, MRTNZ Ventures, Bison Ventures, Spacestation Investments, and a group of angels.
– The new investment will be used to further develop the platform and accelerate their go-to-market strategy.


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