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Investments

13

Portfolio Exits

5

Funds

3

About Consonance Capital

Consonance Capital is a healthcare investment firm that invests broadly across the healthcare landscape. Private investments, which include growth equity, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations, are made under the direction of Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity manager led by Mitchell Blutt, MD, Benjamin Edmands, Stephen McKenna, and Nancy-Ann DeParle. Public investments are made under the direction of Consonance Capital Management, a long/short public equity manager. Consonance Capital was established in 2005 and is located in New York City.

Consonance Capital Headquarter Location

1370 Avenue of the Americas 33rd Floor

New York, New York, 10019,

United States

212-660-8060

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Sugar raises $2.5M in seed funding to connect apartment residents

Aug 28, 2021

Sugar , a startup that aims to turn apartment buildings into “interactive communities,” has closed on $2.5 million in seed funding. A slew of investors participated in the financing, including MetaProp, Agya Ventures, Concrete Rose, Debut Capital, The Community Fund, Consonance Capital, Lightspeed Scout Fund and Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH syndicate. Also participating were angel investors such as SquareFoot CEO Jonathan Wasserstrum, Ben Zises, Diran Otegbade, Oleksiy Ignatyev and Zillow board member Claire Cormier Thielke, also of Sequoia Scout Fund. Mali-born Fatima Dicko founded Los Angeles-based Sugar in March 2020. As people began quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dicko saw an opportunity to help make it easier for people living in apartments and residential communities to “engage with one another in a safe and efficient way.” So she partnered with real estate investment groups and property management companies to build an app for residents of apartments and those communities who might be feeling isolated and disconnected from their neighbors. “Most residential apps are clunky, outdated and a pain to use. Tasks as simple as paying rent, communicating with your property manager or unlocking doors are cumbersome and tedious,” Dicko said. Image Credits: CEO and founder Fatima Dicko / Sugar On top of that, feeling isolated and disconnected from neighbors can also contribute to resident turnover, negative online reviews and, ultimately, decreased revenue for building owners. So Dicko set about creating an app that not only gives residents a way to interact with other residents, but also do things like unlock doors without keys, submit maintenance requests and pay their rent. The platform has since grown beyond a pandemic-related use case. Today, the startup has clients globally, including residential communities of varying sizes, real estate investment groups, Airbnb rentals, hotels and other types of residential properties. Sugar’s product has two components. One is a mobile app for residents and the other is a web-based dashboard for building owners and managers. The mobile app is sold directly to building owners and/or managers. Property managers also have access to the management dashboard to monitor resident engagement metrics and track online ratings and reviews of properties within their portfolios. Prior to closing the seed round, Sugar achieved “consistent” month-over-month growth resulting in six-figure ARR (annual recurring revenue) just four months after launch, according to Dicko. As of now, Sugar has begun rollout to certain properties within the portfolios of early customers, such as Equilibrium Real Estate Investment Group, CGI Investment group and Apartment Management Consultants (AMC). Combined, the firms manage over 655 properties and 150,000 active doors in 22 states. Sugar has also secured 90-day pilots with major property management companies such as Bozzuto, which manages over 78,000 residences and is seeking to boost resident engagement, Dicko said. Its ability to integrate keyless entry hardware products into a community engagement dashboard is a point of differentiation for Sugar, according to Dicko. “Our consumer app is sticky, which benefits users and owners. Sugar believes that access control is the most important feature in order to increase usage of the platform,” she said. “Because the product can plug into hardware and enable users to unlock doors and share digital keys from inside the app, this will enable increased product adoption leading to more engagement inside the community portal.” She said another big differentiator is the ability to integrate into a building’s current hardware or software stack. Prior to attending Stanford Business School, Dicko spent several years as a senior product engineer at Procter & Gamble. It was there that she says she got excited about the idea of creating new solutions to solve old problems. Sugar currently has nine full-time employees compared to two employees last year. It plans to make key hires in both engineering and sales with its new capital. Kunal Lunawat of Agya Ventures said his firm was impressed with Dicko’s “tenacity, drive and ability to attract and assess good talent.” “Everyone talks about community in residential buildings but no one is building a product that specifically solves for it,” he said. “The focus on community rests central to Sugar’s ethos, and that is why several of the world’s leading property managers are flocking to their software.”

Consonance Capital Investments

13 Investments

Consonance Capital has made 13 investments. Their latest investment was in Sugar as part of their Seed VC on August 8, 2021.

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Consonance Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/26/2021

Seed VC

Sugar

$2.5M

Yes

5

5/5/2021

Seed VC

Lami

$1.8M

Yes

2

3/30/2021

Seed VC - II

Curacel

$0.45M

Yes

Atlantica Ventures, Kepple Africa Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

5/26/2020

PIPE

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$99M

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10

8/14/2019

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

8/26/2021

5/5/2021

3/30/2021

5/26/2020

8/14/2019

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

PIPE

Private Equity

Company

Sugar

Lami

Curacel

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Amount

$2.5M

$1.8M

$0.45M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Atlantica Ventures, Kepple Africa Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

5

2

2

10

10

Consonance Capital Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Consonance Capital has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services on February 14, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

2/14/2020

Take Private

$991

5

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Date

2/14/2020

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Exit

Take Private

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

5

10

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10

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Consonance Capital Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

Consonance Capital acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was APS Healthcare on May 07, 2015.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/7/2015

Acquired

$14.15M

Acq - Fin - II

1

8/18/2014

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$99M

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10

8/18/2014

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$99M

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10

5/29/2014

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

3/18/2014

Leveraged Buyout

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$99M

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10

Date

5/7/2015

8/18/2014

8/18/2014

5/29/2014

3/18/2014

Investment Stage

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Leveraged Buyout

Companies

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Valuation

Total Funding

$14.15M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin - II

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Consonance Capital Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Consonance Capital has 3 funds, including Consonance Private Equity II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/28/2020

Consonance Private Equity II

Industry Focused

$856M

3

4/24/2020

Consonance Private Equity PV II

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$99M

10

7/21/2014

Consonance Capital Healthcare Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/28/2020

4/24/2020

7/21/2014

Fund

Consonance Private Equity II

Consonance Private Equity PV II

Consonance Capital Healthcare Fund

Fund Type

Industry Focused

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Status

Amount

$856M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

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Consonance Capital Team

3 Team Members

Consonance Capital has 3 team members, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell Blutt.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mitchell Blutt

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Mitchell J Blutt

Managing Partner

Current

Benjamin B Edmands

CCMP Capital Advisors

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Mitchell Blutt

Mitchell J Blutt

Benjamin B Edmands

Work History

CCMP Capital Advisors

Title

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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