VC  Illuminate Ventures

http://www.illuminate.com





     Office Locations:

6114 La Salle Avenue, #323
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510-531-6202
Fax: 267-202-9149

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Founded in 2009, Illuminate Ventures is a micro VC firm led by a team with significant operating and investment track records. Illuminate provides seed and early stage capital to talented entrepreneurs who leverage the innate capital efficiencies of cloud-based computing technologies. Illuminate is typically the first institutional investor in a startup-- frequently at a point where the initial product has been developed, but 'polishing' is still required prior to scaling. Investments include award-winning companies such as BrightEdge Technologies, CalmSea, Hoopla Software, Red Aril (acquired by Hearst Corporation), WildPockets (acquired by Autodesk) and Xactly Corporation.


     

    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
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    Ben Bayat Senior Associate
    Cindy Padnos Founder & Managing Partner
    Cliff Higgerson Strategic Portfolio Advisor
    Pia Camenzind Chief Financial Officer
    Rebecca Norlander Venture Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      06/07/2018


      Bedrock Analytics


      CA


      $7,200,000


      Venture


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Bedrock Analytics
        web link


      BrightEdge Technologies
        web link


      CalmSea
        web link


      ChannelEyes
        web link


      Hoopla
        web link


      Influitive
        web link


      Peerlyst
        web link


      Red Aril
        web link


      WildPockets
        web link


      Xactly
        web link


      Yozio
        web link


     

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