Stage 1 Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Bartholomew Jeremy Triefenbach Katy Triefenbach


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Retail
  • Consumer Goods
  • Food and Beverage
  • Beauty
  • Organic

Stage 1 Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2018. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Anaheim.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2 partakers. Despite the Stage 1 Fund, startups are often financed by SWAT Equity Partners, Black Jays Investments. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Silas Capital, M3 Ventures, Black Jays Investments.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Hatch Collection, Herbivore Botanicals. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consumer, Consumer Goods. 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 is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The current fund was established by David Bartholomew, Jeremy Triefenbach, Katy Triefenbach.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Snack Food
$3M30 Sep 2021 Costa Mesa, California, United States


Consumer Goods
Product Design
01 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

25 Oct 2020 Santa Monica, California, United States

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Snack Food
01 Sep 2020 Costa Mesa, California, United States

Bond Pet Foods

Health Care
26 Aug 2020 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Lemon Perfect

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
$6M19 Aug 2020 California, United States


Consumer Goods
Personal Health
04 Aug 2020 New York, United States

04 Jun 2020 New York, New York, United States

Consumer Goods
$15M12 Aug 2019 Seattle, Washington, United States


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