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Upstage Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Mark Wachen


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Total investments 34
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 28
Lead investments 0
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Exits 10
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Mobile
  • Mobile Apps
  • Sports
  • Internet
  • Software

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Ardsley.

This organization was formed by Mark Wachen. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Internet. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Stella Connect, Braavo Capital, Bedly 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.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Upstage Ventures, startups are often financed by YEI Innovation Fund, MassChallenge, Grace Beauty Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zelkova Ventures, Stage One Capital, SV Angel. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mark Wachen, RRE Ventures, Gotham Ventures.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Upstage Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Fantasy Life

Mobile Apps
02 Aug 2019 New York, New York, United States


Professional Networking
Social Media
01 May 2019 New York, New York, United States


Brand Marketing
Digital Media
Point of Sale
$7M03 Jan 2019 United States, New York


Virtual Reality
29 May 2018 New York, United States

Clothes Horse

Food Processing
01 Jan 2018 New York, New York, United States

Braavo Capital

Venture Capital
$935K01 Dec 2017 New York, New York, United States


Information Technology
Mobile Apps
29 Nov 2017 New York, New York, United States

WinWin (Acquired)

Mobile Apps
$1M17 Nov 2017 New York, United States

Braavo Capital

Venture Capital
10 Oct 2017 United States, New York


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