Poplar Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders John Willmoth


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Total investments 7
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 6
Rounds per year 2.33
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Marketing
  • Audio
  • Analytics
  • Big Data

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

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight QASymphony, SkuVault, PERQ. 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 successful fund investment fields, there are Developer Tools, Health Care. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Poplar Ventures, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Jacob Bracken, Windcrest Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BIP Capital, Tim Kopp, Richard Greenfield. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sigma Partners, Sequoia Capital, Jordan Edmiston Group.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. This Poplar Ventures works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Dvinci Energy

$36M18 Jan 2022 Massachusetts, United States


Advertising Platforms
Big Data
Data Visualization
Internet Radio
Search Engine
Social Network
$4M14 Jan 2021 Louisville, Kentucky, United States


Advertising Platforms
Big Data
Data Visualization
Internet Radio
Search Engine
Social Network
$1M29 Jan 2020 Louisville, Kentucky, United States


$6M08 Jul 2019 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


$8M05 Feb 2019 Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Switcher Studio

Film Production
Video Streaming
$400K27 Sep 2016 Louisville, Kentucky, United States


Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Software
$14M01 Feb 1999 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


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