VC  RPM Ventures

http://www.rpmvc.com





     Office Locations:

320 North Main St., Suite 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-332-1700
Fax: 734-332-1900

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    RPM Ventures, founded in 2000, is an early-stage venture capital firm that primarily invests in either: (1) companies with principal customers that are the Midwest Fortune 500 manufacturing base, or (2) startups based on technology developed at one of the Midwest's premier research centers. RPM is first and foremost a high-tech and information-technology venture firm that primarily invests in seed and early-stage companies, including university spinouts. RPM is currently interested in investing in: Advanced materials processing; Business services and process optimization; Data discovery and analytics; Manufacturing quality, warranty and costing systems; New-media delivery and infrastructure; Personalization of the Web; The real-time enterprise; Retail automotive software solutions; Semiconductor digital and analog design; Software automation and design and QA tools; Web-application optimization and security; and Wireless infrastructure. RPM was founded under the name Waypoint Ventures and changed its name to RPM Ventures in 2006 to reflect a strategy focused on leveraging the Midwest's strengths. As Waypoint, the firm invested in 16 companies and raised more than $275 million.



    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
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    Josh Lin Associate
    Marc Weiser Founder & Managing Director
    Tony Grover Founder & Managing Director

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      02/15/2018


      DailyPay


      NY


      $9,000,000


      Series B


      08/30/2017


      Convey


      TX


      $8,250,000


      Series B


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Applimation
        web link


      Arbor Photonics
        web link


      ArborMetrix
        web link


      Automatic
        web link


      Blueleaf
        web link


      BountyJobs
        web link


      Caterva
        web link


      Convey
        web link


      DailyPay
        web link


      DeepField Networks
        web link


      Deliv
        web link


      Eden Park Illumination
        web link


      Entropic Communications
        web link


      Giftly
        web link


      Glyde
        web link


      Hippo
        web link


      Janrain
        web link


      Kabongo
        web link


      Mobius Microsystems
        web link


      MojoMotors.com
        web link


      OpenLane
        web link


      Oxlo Systems
        web link


      Pave
        web link


      Performix
        web link


      Qzzr
        web link


      R4 Global Solutions
        web link


      RiverGlass
        web link


      Roost
        web link


      ShareThis
        web link


      Social Finance
        web link


      SupportPay
        web link


      Symwave
        web link


      Tetravitae Bioscience
        web link


      Wide Open Spaces
        web link


      Xtime
        web link


     

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