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Ulu Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Clint Korver Miriam Rivera

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Total investments 262
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 177
Rounds per year 17.47
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 26
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech
  • Education
Summary

Ulu Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2008. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto.

The fund was created by Clint Korver, Miriam Rivera. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Ulu Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kapor Capital, StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), XSeed Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Social Capital, Harrison Metal.

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 exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Palantir Technologies, Social Finance (SoFi), Comprehend Systems.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Ulu Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from Ulu Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Axiom Cloud

SaaS
Software
$7M18 Jan 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Hey Jane

Fertility
Health Care
Medical
Personal Health
Wellness
$6M19 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States

Snowball Wealth

Finance
Financial Services
Information Technology
$1M18 Oct 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Bridge

Banking
Financial Services
FinTech
$5M28 Sep 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sabipay

FinTech
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
$5M15 Aug 2022 Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

VerImmune

Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$2M27 Jul 2022 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Finalis

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
$10M06 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States

Kogniz

Artificial Intelligence
Computer
Network Security
Software
$10M28 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Banyan Infrastructure Corporation

Blockchain
Financial Services
Infrastructure
$8M22 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
News
CoreChain Raises $1.25M to Revolutionize B2B Payments for the Enterprise With Blockchain Technology

– CoreChain Technologies announced it has raised $1.25m in pre-seed funding from investors that include Ulu Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Bloccelerate VC and New Form Capital.
– The funding will be used to accelerate enterprise customer adoption and aggressively expand its payments and financing network.
– CoreChain is streamlining the manual processes and painful reconciliation that has remained static for decades, while mitigating fraud.
– CoreChain also unlocks lending opportunities to finance the working capital being held in unpaid invoices that age towards settlement due dates, frequently 30 to 120 days in arrears.
– CoreChain was launched in September 2020 and has processed over $300m in B2B payments for enterprise buyers, including transactions for channel customers, such as PaymentWorks.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

– Allocate, a venture capital investing platform, raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Urban Innovation Fund, Tusk Venture Partners, Basis Set Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, Fika Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Anthemis Group and Broadhaven Ventures.
– The company was founded by Samir Kaji and Hana Yang in February 2021.

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