Search company, investor...

Predict your next investment

gener8tor company logo
Incubator/Accelerator
BUSINESS PRODUCTS & SERVICES | Consulting & Outsourcing / Management & Strategy Consulting
gener8tor.com

Investments

166

Portfolio Exits

10

Funds

7

Partners & Customers

10

About gener8tor

gener8tor is an accelerator that invests its community, capital, expertise, mentorship, and network in capable first-stage and second-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business models. It focuses on technology startups including technology, web, software, Internet, SaaS, and hardware companies. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Madison, Wiscinsin.

Headquarters Location

821 E Washington Avenue Suite 200-G

Madison, Wisconsin, 53703,

United States

414-502-8880

Want to inform investors similar to gener8tor about your company?

Submit your Analyst Briefing to get in front of investors, customers, and partners on CB Insights’ platform.

Latest gener8tor News

Broad strokes: Sherman Phoenix and Gener8tor's new initiative gives support to Milwaukee artists

Jan 25, 2023

The Sherman Phoenix Foundation and gener8tor will launch a program designed to elevate the entrepreneurial and creative community in Milwaukee. Through state grant funding, the partnership created gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix, a year-round initiative aimed at supporting artists who have been traditionally underfunded. The initiative includes a separate seven-week accelerator program twice a year during which artists can apply to receive grants of up to $10,000. In the accelerator program, artists get one-on-one professional development and mentorship for the participants. The program is open to Milwaukee residents who are 18 or older. Artists who specialize in any physical form of art, such as painting, sculpture, photography and film can apply. Applications will be open until Feb 28. The accelerator program will begin on April 10. The year-round resources, which includes Master Class series, artist talks, professional development webinars, and office hours are free and open to Milwaukee residents. “This is geared towards building out artists, and not just artists that went to school, but artists that are self-taught,” said Darius Smith, Program Director of gener8tor Art X Sherman Phoenix. Smith, a self-taught artist, hopes the program opens opportunities for other artists to land in art shows, such as Art Basel in Miami. "That's my personal goal, to get them there because I've seen the vast amount of opportunities that are there," he said. "It's the hub or the Mecca of the art community. But the biggest goal is to just help them (artists) get into different things ... to be able to have their artwork shown. Smith hopes those who have a passion for art, but have been kept from pursuing a career in the field by economic or social barriers apply for the accelerator program. “We do understand throughout this program, we will get a lot of people who apply who live a full life, who is a parent, a student that works full time or whatever it may be, and that's fine,” Smith said. “None of those things take away from you being a wonderful artist and that’s something that we just want to focus on, the artistry, not all of the other intangibles that come with it.” The program will operate at Sherman Phoenix Marketplace, an entrepreneurial hub and marketplace in Milwaukee’s north side. Smith hopes that after completing the year-long program, attendees gain skills needed to break into the professional art world and network with high-end galleries and shows across the country. “Our biggest goal is to get them outside of the Milwaukee area and to have those conversations to go to a Chicago gallery or New York gallery or whatever it may be,” Smith said. "The biggest thing is being able to get that programming that can show artists who didn't go to school how they can become a better artist.”

gener8tor Investments

166 Investments

gener8tor has made 166 investments. Their latest investment was in Shipeshape as part of their Seed - II on October 10, 2022.

CBI Logo

gener8tor Investments Activity

investments chart

Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/26/2022

Seed - II

Shipeshape

$0.1M

Yes

1

10/26/2022

Seed

Frakktal

$0.1M

Yes

1

10/20/2022

Seed - II

Shipshape Urban Farms

$0.1M

Yes

1

10/20/2022

Seed

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

10/20/2022

Seed

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

10/26/2022

10/26/2022

10/20/2022

10/20/2022

10/20/2022

Round

Seed - II

Seed

Seed - II

Seed

Seed

Company

Shipeshape

Frakktal

Shipshape Urban Farms

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$0.1M

$0.1M

$0.1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

gener8tor Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

gener8tor has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was ThirdPartyTrust on August 04, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

8/4/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

6/16/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

1/25/2022

Acquired

$99M

8

10/5/2021

Acquired

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

9/7/2021

Acquired

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

8/4/2022

6/16/2022

1/25/2022

10/5/2021

9/7/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

1

1

8

10

10

gener8tor Fund History

7 Fund Histories

gener8tor has 7 funds, including gener8tor Fund VIII.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/6/2023

gener8tor Fund VIII

$14.5M

1

3/20/2020

gener8tor Fund VII

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

3/20/2020

gener8tor Fund VII

$99M

10

6/28/2017

gener8tor Minnesota Fund I

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

2/12/2016

gener8tor Fund III

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

Closing Date

2/6/2023

3/20/2020

3/20/2020

6/28/2017

2/12/2016

Fund

gener8tor Fund VIII

gener8tor Fund VII

gener8tor Fund VII

gener8tor Minnesota Fund I

gener8tor Fund III

Fund Type

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Status

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$14.5M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

gener8tor Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

gener8tor has 10 strategic partners and customers. gener8tor recently partnered with Forecastr on June 6, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/1/2021

Partner

United States

3/20/2020

Partner

United States

gener8tor, Serra Ventures Partner to Launch Two Agtech Accelerator Programs in Illinois

Both programs will operate in partnership with Serra Ventures under the banner of the Illinois AgTech Accelerators , with support from Agri-Fab Inc. , Fox Development Corps , GEN Realty Capital , The UIUC Research Park , The University of Illinois , and The Champaign County Economic Development Corp. .

1

12/10/2018

Partner

United States

gener8tor expands to two new markets

And gener8tor will operate three programs per year in Lincoln , Nebraska , in partnership with Nebraska startup organization NMotion .

1

11/13/2018

Partner

United States

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

11/13/2018

Partner

United States

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

6/1/2021

3/20/2020

12/10/2018

11/13/2018

11/13/2018

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

gener8tor, Serra Ventures Partner to Launch Two Agtech Accelerator Programs in Illinois

Both programs will operate in partnership with Serra Ventures under the banner of the Illinois AgTech Accelerators , with support from Agri-Fab Inc. , Fox Development Corps , GEN Realty Capital , The UIUC Research Park , The University of Illinois , and The Champaign County Economic Development Corp. .

gener8tor expands to two new markets

And gener8tor will operate three programs per year in Lincoln , Nebraska , in partnership with Nebraska startup organization NMotion .

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

1

1

10

10

gener8tor Team

12 Team Members

gener8tor has 12 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jon Eckhardt

Founder

Current

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Name

Jon Eckhardt

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Work History

Title

Founder

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Status

Current

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.