VC  Starting Line

https://www.startingline.vc/





     Office Locations:

444 W Lake, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Consumer Products & Services

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    Description:

    Starting Line is an early stage venture capital fund investing in premier consumer startups & brands. The firm is currently investing out of its premiere fund and is focused on democratizing access to technologies, products, and experiences for the 99% of Americans. The firm's first fund raised $17M and launched in 2018, and the second raised $30M and launched in 2021.



    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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    Ade Olonoh Venture Partner
    Ezra Galston Founder and Partner
    Haley Kwait Zollo Principal
    Matt Maloney Advisory Board
    Rebecca Kaden Advisory Board

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      12/16/2022


      Classet


      IL


      $3,000,000


      Seed


      12/13/2022


      Beni


      CA


      $4,000,000


      Seed


      09/19/2022


      Fondue


      NY


      $10,500,000


      Seed


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Airvet
        web link


      Beni
        web link


      Classet
        web link


      Fondue
        web link


      Klover
        web link


      Unchained Capital
        web link


     

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