Wakestream Ventures

Wakestream Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Grand Rapids


Wakestream Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2016. This investor is located in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Grand Rapids.

The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Health Care, Enterprise Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. Benefit Mobile, GINKGOTREE, Shoulder Innovations are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States.

The fund was created by Rick DeVos. We also identified another 4 core personnel in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Along with Wakestream Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Grand Angels, Techstars, Harvard Business School Angels Chicago as well as 7 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Start Garden, Invest Detroit, Michigan Angel Fund, the total number of co-investors is 25. The investors in the following rounds are usually eLab Ventures, Lux Capital, Invest Detroit, and 10 VCs in total.

In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 7 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. Wakestream Ventures participates, on average, in 20 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: wakestreamventures.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

94.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

13.6% of cases

Funds Investing in Following

eLab Ventures, Lux Capital, Invest Detroit

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