Investor type Angel Group
Founders Howard Marks Paul Kessler Ronald Miller


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Total investments 363
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 318
Rounds per year 33.00
Lead investments 27
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Information Technology

StartEngine appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2014. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the West Hollywood.

The current fund was established by Howard Marks, Paul Kessler, Ronald Miller.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the StartEngine, startups are often financed by Serra Ventures, SeedInvest, Kartheek Pulavarthi. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kartheek Pulavarthi, Brightstone Venture Capital, Blueberry Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Meyer Equity, Y Combinator, GSR Capital.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Blockchain, Health Care. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight tZero, Elio Motors, ZipZap.

Opposing the other organizations, this StartEngine works on 28 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from StartEngine is 5-10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LinkDyn Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
$380K29 Nov 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


$380K30 Oct 2021 -


Consumer Goods
Energy Efficiency
Impact Investing
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$3M01 Sep 2021 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


$380K30 Jul 2021 -


$105K20 Jul 2021 Naples, Florida, United States

Saucy Brew Works

Food and Beverage
$282K01 Jul 2021 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Detonation Space

$145K02 Jun 2021 -


$1M18 May 2021 Houston, Texas, United States


Consumer Goods
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$450K21 Mar 2021 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


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