Upside Partnership

Founded 2014
Founders Kent Goldman


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Total investments 69
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 9.86
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Mill Valley.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Digit, Turvo, EveryTeam. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Internet. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. This Upside Partnership works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Upside Partnership, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Slow Ventures, Harrison Metal. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Harrison Metal, Slow Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Harrison Metal, General Catalyst, Freestyle Capital.

The fund was created by Kent Goldman. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

$23M05 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Side Door

$2M05 Jul 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Privacy Dynamics

Cloud Data Services
Consumer Software
Location Based Services
$4M09 Jun 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States


Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
$20M26 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
Predictive Analytics
$8M29 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States


Employee Benefits
Human Resources
Information Technology
$41M25 Mar 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Video Streaming
$3M26 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Augmented Reality
Video Games
$4M28 Jan 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
Mobile Apps
$10M16 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States
Customer engagement analytics startup nabs $23M

–, a platform that gives enterprises a view of customer engagement across teams, processes, and apps, has raised $23m in a funding round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from Baseline Ventures, Upside Partnership, and Afore Capital.
– The new funding will be used to support growth and more than double’s workforce by the end of 2021, cofounder and CEO Eric Chernoff said.
– This round brings the company’s total raised to more than $27m to date.

Actuate Closes $8M Series A Round Led by Tribeca Venture Partners to Enhance Its AI Software for Smart Security Cameras

– Actuate, the leading provider of automation and intelligence software for smart security camera systems, announced it has closed its Series A financing of $8m to expand the capabilities of its computer vision technology and build on the company’s growing portfolio of customers.
– The funding round was led by Tribeca Venture Partners and joined by Scribble Ventures, OCA Ventures, and Context Ventures, with additional support from existing investors, including Bling Capital, Upside Partnership, and Tensility Venture Partners.
– About 90% of organizations have security cameras, yet many cameras are unmonitored and most data goes unused, which can endanger lives and lead to significant economic losses.
– Actuate is adding a critical layer of automation and intelligence to support data-driven security decisions and enhanced vigilance.


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