StartFast Ventures

Founded 2011
Founders Chuck Stormon James Shomar Martin Babinec Michael Quigley Nasir Ali

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Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$247K
Portfolio companies 33
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.11
Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • SaaS
  • Software
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

1
$50K01 May 2020

1
$920K06 Jun 2019

Innovative Construction Technology

Augmented Reality
Construction
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Software
1
$912K28 May 2019 United States, Phoenix

1
$25K20 May 2019

GenesisAI

Artificial Intelligence
Asset Management
Hedge Funds
Machine Learning
Marketplace
Software
1
$285K01 May 2019 United States, Boston

Automation Intellect, Inc.

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
1
$2M29 Mar 2019 United States, " United States"}

3D Usher

Logistics
Manufacturing
n/a
$150K31 Dec 2018 United States, Syracuse

Automation Intellect, Inc.

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
1
$25K28 May 2018 United States, " United States"}

3D Usher

Logistics
Manufacturing
1
$25K01 May 2018 United States, Syracuse
News
AI-powered disinformation detection platform Blackbird nabs $10M

– Blackbird.AI, an AI-powered platform designed to combat disinformation, announced that it closed a $10 million series A funding round led by Dorilton Ventures with participation from NetX, Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, and individual angel investors.
– The proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised to $11.87 million, will be used to support ramp-ups in hiring and product lines and launch new features and capabilities for corporate and national security customers, according to cofounder and CEO Wasim Khaled.
– The cost of disinformation and digital manipulation threats to organizations and governments is estimated to be $78 billion annually, the University of Baltimore and Cheq Cybersecurity found in a report.

Blackbird.AI Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Blackbird.AI is a NYC-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform.
– The company closed a $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke. Existing investor NetX also participated.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.

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