Ulu Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Clint Korver Miriam Rivera

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Total investments 174
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 127
Rounds per year 13.38
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 22
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

Pontoro

Financial Services
FinTech
$6M06 Dec 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Axiom Cloud

SaaS
Software
$2M10 Nov 2021 Oakland, California, United States

Big Wolf Games

Computer
Video Games
22 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Renno

Construction
Home Improvement
Home Renovation
Home Services
Real Estate
21 Oct 2021 -

Praxis Labs

Compliance
Corporate Training
E-Learning
EdTech
Education
Human Resources
Software
Training
Virtual Reality
$15M15 Oct 2021 California, United States

Carbon Lighthouse

Commercial Real Estate
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Hospitality
Solar
13 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Gable

Human Resources
23 Sep 2021 -

Schmooze Dating

22 Sep 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Landed

Finance
Financial Services
Real Estate
$31M15 Sep 2021 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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