I/VC  Playground Global

http://playground.global/





     Office Locations:

380 Portage Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-427-0000

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Storage & Hardware

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    Description:

    Playground Global is a venture fund and design studio that provides resources, mentorship and funding for startups making hardware devices. The firm was founded in 2015 by Andy Rubin, Peter Barrett, Matt Hershenson and Bruce Leak. Playground offers startups support with engineering, distribution, manufacturing and financing in exchange for equity. The company's investment fund has raised $300 million from its limited partners including Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Seagate Technology and Tencent, among others. The firm has over $800 million to invest in extraordinary teams.


     

    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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    Bruce Leak General Partner
    Laurie Yoler General Partner
    Matt Hershenson General Partner
    Peter Barrett General Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      10/05/2021


      Pandion


      WA


      $30,000,000


      Series A


      04/23/2021


      Universal Hydrogen


      CA


      $20,500,000


      Series A


      02/02/2021


      Pandion


      WA


      $4,900,000


      Seed


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Avail Medsystems
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      Ayar Labs
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      Canvas Technology


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      ConnectedYard
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      Essential Products
        web link


      FarmWise
        web link


      Lassogen
        web link


      Lighthouse
        web link


      Manifold Bio
        web link


      Nauto
        web link


      Pandion
        web link


      RapidSOS


      Relativity Space
        web link


      RightHand Robotics
        web link


      Robust.AI
        web link


      Strand Therapeutics
        web link


      uAvionix
        web link


      Universal Hydrogen
        web link


     

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