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The Contrarian Group

Investor type Angel Group


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Total investments 6
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 5
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Automation
  • Big Data

The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Newport Beach. The company was established in North America in United States.

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 no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Social Media Marketing, Environmental Engineering. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sauce Labs, VYRL, Adroit Worldwide Media

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2013. Comparing to the other companies, this The Contrarian Group performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the The Contrarian Group, startups are often financed by Wavepoint Ventures, Valley Oak Investments, Tech Coast Angels. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Jason Goldberg, David Perry, Tech Coast Angels. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Triage Ventures, Toba Capital, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

AWM Smart Shelf

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Digital Media
Information Technology
Media and Entertainment
$11M16 Oct 2019 United States, " United States"}


Big Data
Digital Marketing
Marketing Automation
Social Media Marketing
$1M09 Apr 2018 Irvine, California, United States


Big Data
Digital Marketing
Marketing Automation
Social Media Marketing
$1M01 May 2017 Irvine, California, United States

Marrone Bio Innovations

Environmental Engineering
Water Purification
$25M01 Jun 2011 California, United States


$11M11 May 2011 California, United States

Sauce Labs

Cloud Infrastructure
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Mobile Apps
Web Development
$7M30 Jul 2009 San Francisco, California, United States


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