VC  Kickstart Seed Fund

http://www.kickstartseedfund.com





     Office Locations:

2795 E. Cottonwood Pkwy, Suite #350
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-942-8999
Fax: 801-942-1636

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Kickstart was founded in 2007 when Brian Cummings of the University of Utah joined forces with Paul Ahlstrom, Dinesh Patel and Gavin Christensen of vSpring Capital to design a seed fund that would unite the community behind the region's best entrepreneurs and technologies and create great companies locally. Under the guidance of managing director Gavin Christensen, Kickstart was designed to align the incentives between the major players within the local ecosystem to fund local seed-stage companies. Kickstart was founded and backed by these same players: local venture capital, angel investor groups, community-minded corporations, and universities. According to published reports, Kickstart has raised $3.65M as part of an ongoing fundraising effort.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Alex Soffe CFO
    Clarke Miyasaki Managing Director
    Dalton J. Wright Partner
    Gavin Christensen Managing Director
    Morgan Davis Associate

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      05/16/2018


      Tracking First


      UT


      $4,000,000


      Seed


      02/05/2018


      Grow


      UT


      $16,000,000


      Series B


      01/31/2018


      Cake Technologies


      UT


      $5,000,000


      Pre-Series A


      01/25/2018


      Havenly


      CO


      $12,500,000


      Series B


      08/09/2017


      Big Squid


      UT


      $6,000,000


      Series A


      06/02/2017


      eVisit


      AZ


      $2,000,000


      


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Alianza
        web link


      Amiigo
        web link


      Artemis
        web link


      Big Squid
        web link


      BrainStorm
        web link


      C7 Data Centers
        web link


      Cake Technologies
        web link


      Capshare
        web link


      Catheter Connections


      Chargeback Guardian
        web link


      Chatads
        web link


      Chatbooks


      Contatta
        web link


      Cotopaxi
        web link


      Creditera
        web link


      DirectScale
        web link


      DropShip Commerce
        web link


      EcoScraps
        web link


      eVisit
        web link


      Fixes-4-Kids
        web link


      Fuze Network
        web link


      GroSocial
        web link


      Grow
        web link


      Havenly
        web link


      HireVue
        web link


      JackRabbit Systems
        web link


      JSK
        web link


      JustFamily
        web link


      Juxta Labs
        web link


      Lineagen
        web link


      Lucid Software
        web link


      Lyks
        web link


      Mangia
        web link


      Matchbin
        web link


      MediProPharma
        web link


      Needle
        web link


      Numira
        web link


      Panoptic Security
        web link


      PenBlade
        web link


      Powerpot
        web link


      Protohit
        web link


      Quotadeck
        web link


      Qzzr
        web link


      RackWare
        web link


      Radiate Media
        web link


      RepDrive
        web link


      Sagebin
        web link


      Sales Rabbit
        web link


      Stance
        web link


      TaskEasy
        web link


      TaxAlli
        web link


      Tracking First
        web link


      TriLumina
        web link


      Undrip
        web link


      Veritract
        web link


      VidAngel
        web link


      Vutara
        web link


      Wastewater Compliance Systems
        web link


      ZenPrint
        web link


      Zerista
        web link


     

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