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Investments

20

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

1

About Black Diamond Ventures

Black Diamond Capital Partners is a private equity financing firm.

Black Diamond Ventures Headquarter Location

515 Congress Avenue Suite 2220

Austin, Texas, 78701,

United States

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Black Diamond Ventures Adds Jon Kraft As Venture Partner

May 18, 2022

socaltech.com Black Diamond Ventures Adds Jon Kraft As Venture Partner Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Black Diamond Ventures has added serial entrepreneur Jon Kraft as a Venture Partner at the firm, according to the investor. Kraft was co-founder and CEO of Pandora Media, and also was Chief Operating Officer and a founder of UberMedia, and also was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Big Stage Entertainment. Kraft also previously founded startup studio Liftoff, and currently is a co-founder and board member at Thrively, in addition to serving as President of Wine Chips. Black Diamond Ventures (BDV) says it is focused on multi-stage deep-tech investments in the biotechnology, semiconductor, and big data sectors.

Black Diamond Ventures Investments

20 Investments

Black Diamond Ventures has made 20 investments. Their latest investment was in Engage3 as part of their Series D on December 12, 2021.

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Black Diamond Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/1/2021

Series D

Engage3

$35M

No

8

6/8/2021

Series B

Strateos

$56M

Yes

5

6/20/2019

Series C

Engage3

$12M

Yes

1

4/11/2018

Series E

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$99M

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10

8/11/2014

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

12/1/2021

6/8/2021

6/20/2019

4/11/2018

8/11/2014

Round

Series D

Series B

Series C

Series E

Series C

Company

Engage3

Strateos

Engage3

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Amount

$35M

$56M

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

8

5

1

10

10

Black Diamond Ventures Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Black Diamond Ventures has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Berkeley Lights on December 12, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/12/2018

Acquired

$99M

1

8/5/2015

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

8/12/2013

Acq - Fin - II

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$99M

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10

5/20/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/10/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/12/2018

8/5/2015

8/12/2013

5/20/2013

1/10/2013

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - II

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Black Diamond Ventures Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

Black Diamond Ventures acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was Werner Holding on June 05, 2007.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Note

Sources

6/5/2007

$99M

Acquired

1/10/2007

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0

6/19/2006

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$99M

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0

2/14/2005

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0

12/22/2000

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$99M

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0

Date

6/5/2007

1/10/2007

6/19/2006

2/14/2005

12/22/2000

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

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Sources

0

0

0

0

Black Diamond Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Black Diamond Ventures has 1 fund, including Black Diamond Ventures XII-B.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Black Diamond Ventures XII-B

$5.67M

1

Closing Date

Fund

Black Diamond Ventures XII-B

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$5.67M

Sources

1

Black Diamond Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Black Diamond Ventures has 3 team members, including current Founder, Managing Director, Christopher B. Lucas.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Christopher B. Lucas

Founder, Managing Director

Current

John Kispert

Managing Partner

Current

Rob Ukropina

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Christopher B. Lucas

John Kispert

Rob Ukropina

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Director

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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