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The Social Entrepreneurs Fund (TSEF)

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Liz Luckett Rashid Galadanci


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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 2.45
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

The Social Entrepreneurs Fund (TSEF) is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New City. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the The Social Entrepreneurs Fund (TSEF), startups are often financed by Texas Venture Labs, Techstars Ventures, Serious Change. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars Ventures, Serious Change, Colle Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Techstars Ventures, Techstars Impact Accelerator, StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund).

The current fund was established by Liz Luckett, Rashid Galadanci. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Carbon Lighthouse, Frogtek Bop, First Access. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Energy, Financial Services.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Applications
Financial Services
Personal Finance
$12M12 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Consumer Lending
$8M08 Mar 2022 Ontario, California, United States

Mentor Spaces

Brand Marketing
Career Planning
College Recruiting
Social Recruiting
$2M29 Jul 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States

Aunt Bertha

$27M02 Jun 2021 Austin, Texas, United States

Driver Technologies

Mobile Apps
Social Media
$8M01 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Sharing Economy
Staffing Agency
Virtual Workforce
$2M02 Mar 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Consumer Applications
Financial Services
Personal Finance
$3M08 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Voxy EnGen

$6M07 Jan 2021 Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Driver Technologies

Mobile Apps
Social Media
$2M03 Nov 2020 New York, New York, United States


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