A  Active Starts


     Office Locations:

41 Skyline Drive
Woodside, CA 94062
Phone: 650-222-1077



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Software & Internet



    Active Starts is a professional Angel investment firm with an investment focus on California-based software start-ups within a year from product launch. The Active Starts portfolio is invested in two fundamental sectors of the consumer internet and business software industries, the social web and on-demand applications. The firm's goal is to help build several category-defining companies which will keep creating substantial shareholder value in the long run and become world leaders in their respective fields as 'platform companies.'

    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
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    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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    Eric Di Benedetto Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Genetic Finance
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      Lending Club
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      Penguin Computing
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      Real Travel
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