Wakestream Ventures

Founded 2016
Founders Rick DeVos


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Total investments 58
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 8.20
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Hardware
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Software

Wakestream Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Grand Rapids. The company was established in North America in United States.

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 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Enterprise Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Benefit Mobile, GINKGOTREE, Shoulder Innovations.

The fund was created by Rick DeVos. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Wakestream Ventures, startups are often financed by Grand Angels, Techstars, Harvard Business School Angels Chicago. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Start Garden, Invest Detroit, Michigan Angel Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by eLab Ventures, Lux Capital, Invest Detroit.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. This Wakestream Ventures works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ATLAS Space Operations

Space Travel
1000K01 Apr 2021 United States, Traverse City


Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
3M07 Jan 2021 United States, Grand Rapids

Magic Spoon

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Snack Food
9M17 Nov 2020 United States, New York

Shoulder Innovations

Health Care
Information Technology
Innovation Management
Medical Device
21M02 Nov 2020 United States, " United States"}


Brand Marketing
Digital Media
3M30 Apr 2020 United States, Ann Arbor

ATLAS Space Operations

Space Travel
5M01 Mar 2020 United States, Traverse City

Magic Spoon

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Snack Food
5M12 Sep 2019 United States, New York

Orbion Space Technology

Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
9M28 Aug 2019 United States, " United States"}


Financial Services
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
8M23 Apr 2019 United States, Grand Rapids
MaxOne Raises $3.5M in Funding
– MaxOne from Grand Rapids, MI develops technology to help coaches interact and engage with athletes. – Company raised $3.5M in funding. – The round was led by Stadia Ventures with participation from Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, and Wakestream Ventures. – The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach. Read more


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