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Start Garden

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Rick DeVos

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Total investments 10
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$244K
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.91
Lead investments 0
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Apps
Summary

In 2012 was created Start Garden, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Grand Rapids.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Start Garden, startups are often financed by Microsoft Accelerator Seattle, Microsoft Accelerator, Jonathon Triest. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wakestream Ventures, N29 Capital Partners, M25. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wakestream Ventures, Karis Capital Partners, Invest Detroit.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2013. This Start Garden works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The fund was created by Rick DeVos.

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 fund investment industries, there are SaaS, Education. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Scanalytics, Sportsman Tracker.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Opnr

Independent Music
Media and Entertainment
Music
Music Venues
Software
$40K12 Sep 2022 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Inpathy

Information Technology
Social Media
Wellness
$1K23 Jul 2022 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Payload CMS

CMS
Information Technology
Internet
$20K10 Jul 2018 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Scanalytics

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Internet of Things
$1M07 Mar 2016 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Fluency Mobile

Apps
06 Jan 2015 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Roomations

E-Commerce
Interior Design
Product Design
$25K20 Oct 2014 Illinois, United States

Sportsman Tracker

Apps
Hunting
Information Technology
Service Industry
Software
$100K01 May 2014 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

CorkCRM

B2B
Computer
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$5K25 Oct 2013 Michigan, United States

SurgeryEdu

3D Technology
mHealth
Mobile
$5K01 Aug 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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