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Serious Change

Investor type Government Office
Founders Josh Mailman


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 1.79
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Finance
  • FinTech
  • Education

Serious Change appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2008.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Serious Change, startups are often financed by Tom Williams, Baltimore Angels, Vulcan Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kapor Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners, The Social Entrepreneurs Fund (TSEF). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kapor Capital, Techstars Ventures, Impact America Fund.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Clean Energy, Finance. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mosaic, Maxwell Health, General Compression.

This organization was formed by Josh Mailman.

When the investment is from Serious Change the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Comparing to the other companies, this Serious Change performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ReUp Education

$6M06 Jun 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

Lend Street Financial

Financial Services
$7M07 Jun 2018 Oakland, California, United States


$2M25 Apr 2018 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Grove Collaborative

Consumer Goods
$61M17 Jan 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Data Integration
Organic Food
Product Research
$4M22 Feb 2017 New York, United States

Viridis Learning

Enterprise Software
$4M08 Aug 2016 New York, New York, United States


Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
$5M11 May 2016 Ohio, United States


$5M16 Dec 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Zola Electric

Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$25M22 Oct 2015 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


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