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Social Leverage

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Howard Lindzon Tom Peterson


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Total investments 125
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 87
Rounds per year 9.62
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
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Exits 31
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software

Social Leverage is the famous VC, which was founded in 2009. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Phoenix.

The fund was created by Howard Lindzon, Tom Peterson. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Social Media. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has 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 Robinhood, Even Financial, PlaceIQ.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. This Social Leverage works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Social Leverage is 50-100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Social Leverage, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Y Combinator, Techstars Boulder Accelerator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars Ventures, Techstars, Hinge Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ff Venture Capital, Plug and Play, Lerer Hippeau.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$1M12 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States


Medical Device
$8M24 Aug 2022 -


Financial Services
$2M21 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States

Walla Software

$8M14 Jul 2022 San Diego, California, United States

$4M01 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$2M30 May 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Enterprise Software
Video Conferencing
Video Streaming
$3M23 Mar 2022 La Jolla, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Freight Service
$32M26 Jan 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


Financial Services
Trading Platform
$15M20 Jan 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore
Alpaca raises $50M to rapidly scale its API-delivered equities trading business

– Alpaca, a fintech startup, raised $50m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Tribe Capital and joined by Spark Capital, Portage Ventures, Social Leverage, and Horizons Ventures.
– The company plans to secure 100 partners for its equities trading tech by the end of 2021.

Tripp Raises $11M in Funding

– TRIPP is a digital psychedelic platform based in Los Angeles.
– The company raised $11m in funding round.
– The round was led by Vine Ventures and Mayfield with participation from Integrated, AlphaBridge Ventures, Beni VC, Berkeley Club, CJ Group, CTR Capital, Evolution, Robert Goldberg, Tony Greenberg, Grit VC, Incisive Ventures, Inflect Health, Iter Investments, Joanna Popper, Jim Dew, Joe Polish, JLS Fund, Lionheart Ventures, Matt Mullenweg, Mike DeLuise, Murtaza Hussain, NeoKuma, Presence Capital, PsyMed Ventures, Redbeard Ventures, Re.Mind Capital, Social Leverage, WhatIf Ventures and other individual investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue growing both its team and user base, further R&D, and expand its adaptive platform to support cross-platform distribution.


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