Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ashley Merrill Marc Merrill


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Total investments 36
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Portfolio companies 33
Lead investments 0
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Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Video Games
  • Information Technology

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Los Angeles.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2016. When the investment is from NaHCO3 the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the NaHCO3, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Harrison Metal, First Round Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are YuChiang Cheng, Nicolas Berggruen, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Brentwood Associates, ZhenFund, Tamar Capital.

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 AltSchool, Peek, Gavelytics. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Hospitality, Skill Assessment. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund was created by Ashley Merrill, Marc Merrill.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Inworld AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Virtual Reality
Virtual World
$12M03 Mar 2022 -


Open Source
15 Dec 2021 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Augmented Reality
Mobile Apps
$5M06 May 2021 California, United States


$8M19 Apr 2021 South Jordan, Utah, United States


Content Creators
Media and Entertainment
Video Games
02 Apr 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Drone Management
Machine Learning
04 Mar 2021 Redwood City, California, United States

Advertising Platforms
Augmented Reality
Brand Marketing
Video Games
Virtual Reality
21 Jan 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Information Technology
Productivity Tools
17 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


04 Dec 2020 Irvine, California, United States


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