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Investments

11

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

4

About Colt Ventures

Colt Ventures Headquarter Location

2101 Cedar Springs Road

Dallas, Texas, 75201-2145,

United States

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Latest Colt Ventures News

EBY secures 6 million US dollars investment

Sep 2, 2021

Image: courtesy of EBY Lingerie brand EBY co-founded by actress Sofía Vergara and entrepreneur Renata M. Black has secured 6 million US dollars in Series A funding. The New York-based direct-to-consumer body-inclusive lingerie brand, which wants to be known as the “authority in seamless underwear” has received backing from investment firm Colt Ventures. The Dallas-based company previously invested in e-commerce food delivery company Deliveroo, online video platform Rumble, and marketing automation platform Eloqua. EBY’s fast growth has also garnered investment from other notable investors including Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm Azure Capital, which boasts a portfolio that includes Native Deodorants, Bouqs and Sleep 8, Robert DiRomualdo, chairman of Ulta Beauty, Ken Goldman former chief financial officer of Yahoo, and Duncan Neiderauer, former chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange. Sundeep Agrawal, managing director, general partner at Colt Ventures, said in a statement: “Now more than ever, we are excited to invest in a female-led company such as EBY that is bursting with market potential and has a notable social mission to support women globally. “Just like Colt Ventures, EBY is laser focused on the future. We were highly impressed with Renata’s bold vision and the business she has built to date. We are excited to support her as the company enters its next growth phase.” Lingerie brand EBY, co-founded by actress Sofía Vergara to use investment for marketing and product development EBY, which stands for Empowered by You, launched in 2018 and utilises a “no-slip-grip,” technology for its seamless panties and bralettes, available in body-inclusive sizes XS-4XL. The direct-to-consumer brand calls itself a women’s empowerment and tech apparel company, as one of its objectives includes more than just selling underwear, but also empower women. EBY does that by donating 10 percent of its proceeds from its underwear sales to the Seven Bar Foundation a charity supporting women through microfinance by providing small business loans to women in poverty. “EBY is in a unique place in a competitive market as an all-size inclusive, tech-commerce brand with a social mandate,” explains co-founder Renata M. Black. “It’s not just about revenue and growth, it’s about impact and creating lasting relationships with our customers.” With the new funding, EBY said it plans to open new channels, make key new hires, and expand its influencer marketing efforts to support its rapid growth, which has seen 10,000 5-star customer reviews in under three years. They will also be launching several new product lines throughout 2021, including a Limited Edition Seamless Luxe Collection, launching this week, offering ultra-comfortable, premium seamless panty and bralette sets ranging from 21-69 US dollars. Seamless Luxe pieces will be available in two limited edition colourways, a hand-painted floral print and a lilac-like purple. The print was created in partnership with emerging graphic artist Laura Matson, in keeping with EBY’s mission of empowering women in business. In addition to the Seamless Luxe Collection, EBY will launch additional premium collections, period underwear, and a mesh collection this year.

Colt Ventures Investments

11 Investments

Colt Ventures has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in EBY as part of their Series A - II on August 8, 2021.

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Colt Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/30/2021

Series A - II

EBY

$6M

Yes

Azure Capital Partners, Duncan Niederauer, Ken Goldman, and Robert DiRomualdo

4

5/20/2021

Unattributed VC

Rumble

Yes

Narya Capital, and Peter Thiel

5

4/27/2020

Series B

Erasca

$200M

Yes

ARCH Venture Partners, City Hill Ventures, Cormorant Asset Management, EDBI, Invus Group, LifeSci Venture Partners, Terra Magnum Capital Partners, and Undisclosed Investors

23

3/20/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

3/11/2020

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

8/30/2021

5/20/2021

4/27/2020

3/20/2020

3/11/2020

Round

Series A - II

Unattributed VC

Series B

Series A

Series B

Company

EBY

Rumble

Erasca

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Amount

$6M

$200M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Azure Capital Partners, Duncan Niederauer, Ken Goldman, and Robert DiRomualdo

Narya Capital, and Peter Thiel

ARCH Venture Partners, City Hill Ventures, Cormorant Asset Management, EDBI, Invus Group, LifeSci Venture Partners, Terra Magnum Capital Partners, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

4

5

23

10

10

Colt Ventures Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Colt Ventures has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Erasca on July 16, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/16/2021

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$991

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7/16/2021

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Exit

IPO

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Valuation

$991

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Sources

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10

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Colt Ventures Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Colt Ventures has 4 funds, including Colt Ventures.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2002

Colt Ventures

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

$150M

1

12/31/1998

Vortex Ventures

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$99M

10

12/31/1997

Texcas Ventures

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$99M

10

12/31/1994

EFO Holdings

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/2002

12/31/1998

12/31/1997

12/31/1994

Fund

Colt Ventures

Vortex Ventures

Texcas Ventures

EFO Holdings

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$150M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Colt Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Colt Ventures has 3 team members, including current Chief Operating Officer, Chad Hennings.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Chad Hennings

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Sundeep Agrawal

Oppenheimer & Co., and Longitude Capital

Managing Director

Current

J.D. McCulloch

Managing Director

Current

Name

Chad Hennings

Sundeep Agrawal

J.D. McCulloch

Work History

Oppenheimer & Co., and Longitude Capital

Title

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

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