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Investments

221

Portfolio Exits

24

Funds

6

Partners & Customers

7

About CircleUp

CircleUp harnesses the power of data to provide capital and resources to emerging consumer brands. Through Helio, the company's technology platform that identifies, classifies, and evaluates consumer and retail companies, CircleUp has built a robust repository of CPG and retail intelligence and takes a quantitative approach to investing in promising entrepreneurs.

CircleUp Headquarter Location

30 Maiden Lane Floor 6

San Francisco, California, 94108,

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415-529-7408

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Expert Collections containing CircleUp

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find CircleUp in 6 Expert Collections, including Vitamin & Supplement Startups.

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Vitamin & Supplement Startups

237 items

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2018 Fintech 250

498 items

F

Food & Beverage

124 items

F

Fitness Tech

227 items

We define fitness tech as companies leveraging software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness. Companies in this category develop tools and services including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.

D

Digital Lending

1,148 items

This collection contains companies that provide alternative means for obtaining a loan for personal or business use and companies that provide software to lenders for the application, underwriting, funding or loan collection process.

S

SMB Fintech

1,499 items

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Latest CircleUp News

Alternative Finance Market | Evolving Opportunities With CircleUp Network Inc. And Crowdfunder Ltd. | Technavio

Jun 30, 2021

| Technavio Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery Author: NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The alternative finance market is expected to grow by USD 176.15 billion during 2021-2025, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the alternative finance market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios. Technavio offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario and the overall market environment. Download FREE Sample Report   The alternative finance market will witness a negative impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio's pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to increase in 2021 as compared to 2020. With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery, and renew phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations to move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 crisis towards the Next Normal. This post-pandemic business planning research will aid clients to: Adjust their strategic planning to move ahead once business stability kicks in. Build Resilience bymaking effective resource and investment choices for individual business units, products, and service lines. Conceptualize scenario-based planningto mitigate future crisis situations. Key Considerations for Market Forecast: Impact of lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, demand destruction, and change in customer behavior Optimistic, probable, and pessimistic scenarios for all markets as the impact of pandemic unfolds Pre- as well as post-COVID-19 market estimates Quarterly impact analysis and updates on market estimates Major Three Alternative Finance Market Participants: CircleUp Network Inc. Crowdfunder Ltd. Fundable LLC Fundable LLC offers a crowdfunding platform to its customers. If you purchase a report that is updated in the next 60 days, we will send you the new edition and data extract FREE! Get a report snapshot here to get detailed market share analysis of market participants during COVID-19 lockdown:   https://www.technavio.com/report/alternative-finance-market-industry-analysis Alternative Finance Market 2021-2025: Segmentation Alternative finance market is segmented as below: Typeo   P2P Lendingo   Crowdfundingo   Invoice Trading Geographyo   APACo   North Americao   Europeo   South Americao   MEA The alternative finance market is driven by better returns for investors. In addition, the emergence of social media associated with growing digital connectivity is expected to trigger the alternative finance market toward witnessing a CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period. Get more insights about the global trends impacting the future of alternative finance market, Request Free Sample @ https://www.technavio.com/talk-to-us?report=IRTNTR44221 Related Report on Consumer Discretionary Include: Global Insurance Brokerage Market- The insurance brokerage market is segmented by type (non-life insurance and life insurance) and geography ( North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA). Download FREE Sample Report Global Bancassurance Market- The bancassurance market is segmented by product (life bancassurance and non-life bancassurance) and geography (APAC, Europe, South America, North America, and MEA). Download FREE Sample Report Market Drivers Competitive scenario About UsTechnavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio's report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio's comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. ContactTechnavio Research Jesse MaidaMedia & Marketing ExecutiveUS: +1 844 364 1100UK: +44 203 893 3200Email: media@technavio.com Report link: https://www.technavio.com/report/alternative-finance-market-industry-analysis View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alternative-finance-market--evolving-opportunities-with-circleup-network-inc-and-crowdfunder-ltd--technavio-301322523.html SOURCE Technavio

CircleUp Investments

221 Investments

CircleUp has made 221 investments. Their latest investment was in Rowdy Energy as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/6/2021

Seed VC

Rowdy Energy

$13M

Yes

2

12/2/2020

Series B

Function of Beauty

$150M

Yes

4

1/16/2020

Series B

Kosas Cosmetics

Yes

1

11/12/2018

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/26/2018

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

5/6/2021

12/2/2020

1/16/2020

11/12/2018

10/26/2018

Round

Seed VC

Series B

Series B

Series A

Series A

Company

Rowdy Energy

Function of Beauty

Kosas Cosmetics

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Amount

$13M

$150M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

4

1

10

10

CircleUp Portfolio Exits

24 Portfolio Exits

CircleUp has 24 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was LifeFuels on October 21, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/21/2021

Acquired

2

9/28/2021

Acquired

$991

1

7/16/2021

Acquired

1

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Date

10/21/2021

9/28/2021

7/16/2021

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00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

CircleUp Fund History

6 Fund Histories

CircleUp has 6 funds, including CircleUp Growth Partners II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/19/2019

CircleUp Growth Partners II

$200M

1

5/5/2016

CircleUp Marketplace Index Fund I

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$99M

10

7/13/2015

Consumer Growth Fund

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$99M

10

B Corp Consumer Circle

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$99M

10

CircleUp Growth Partners

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$99M

10

Closing Date

9/19/2019

5/5/2016

7/13/2015

Fund

CircleUp Growth Partners II

CircleUp Marketplace Index Fund I

Consumer Growth Fund

B Corp Consumer Circle

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Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$200M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

CircleUp Partners & Customers

7 Partners and customers

CircleUp has 7 strategic partners and customers. CircleUp recently partnered with General Mills on July 7, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

7/26/2018

Partner

General Mills

United States

P&G, General Mills Tap Into Startups - WSJ.com Alliances With Crowdfunding Site CircleUp Allow Big Firms a New Look at Trends.

A spokeswoman for General Mills declined to comment on its partnership with CircleUp .

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12/13/2017

Partner

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10

7/26/2017

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10

1/8/2015

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10

7/31/2014

Partner

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10

Date

7/26/2018

12/13/2017

7/26/2017

1/8/2015

7/31/2014

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

General Mills

Country

United States

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P&G, General Mills Tap Into Startups - WSJ.com Alliances With Crowdfunding Site CircleUp Allow Big Firms a New Look at Trends.

A spokeswoman for General Mills declined to comment on its partnership with CircleUp .

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CircleUp Team

10 Team Members

CircleUp has 10 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Nick Talwar.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ryan Caldbeck

Encore Consumer Capital, TSG Consumer Partners, Bain Capital, and The Boston Consulting Group

Founder

Current

Nick Talwar

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Dorothy Tse

Chief Product Officer

Current

David Topper

Senior Managing Director

Current

Benjamin Lee

JH Partners, and Thomas Weisel Partners

Managing Director

Current

Name

Ryan Caldbeck

Nick Talwar

Dorothy Tse

David Topper

Benjamin Lee

Work History

Encore Consumer Capital, TSG Consumer Partners, Bain Capital, and The Boston Consulting Group

JH Partners, and Thomas Weisel Partners

Title

Founder

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Product Officer

Senior Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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