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29

Portfolio Exits

3

About Gideon Hixon Fund

The Gideon Hixon Fund is a California-based traditional venture capital company, representing the interests of the extended Hixon family.

Gideon Hixon Fund Headquarter Location

800 Anacapa Street, Suite A

Santa Barbara, California, 93101,

United States

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Connecticut Innovations, DFJ Frontier Lead Zadspace Deal

Mar 24, 2011

Connecticut Innovations, DFJ Frontier Lead Zadspace Deal March 24, 2011 Connecticut Innovations and DFJ Frontier co-led a $3.2 million financing round for Zadspace Inc. The company’s software-as-a-service-based platform is designed to help retailers deliver highly targeted advertisements on packages shipped to consumers. New investors Cava Capital, LaunchCapital, and individual investor David Zucker joined the round along with existing shareholders Crosscut Ventures and The Gideon Hixon Fund. PRESS RELEASE Zadspace Inc. announced today that it has closed a $3.2 million Series B round of venture investment led by Connecticut Innovations and DFJ Frontier. New investors Cava Capital, LaunchCapital, and David F. Zucker joined the round along with existing investors Crosscut Ventures and The Gideon Hixon Fund. In connection with the financing, Zucker and Pauline Murphy of Connecticut Innovations joined the company’s board of directors. Zadspace has raised over $6 million to date. Zadspace’s proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based platform enables retailers to deliver highly targeted advertisements on 4” x 6” color labels affixed to packages shipped to consumers. The company’s platform enables advertisers to more effectively target qualified prospects in an exclusive and uncluttered environment. Zadspace’s retail partners earn revenue on each labeled package shipped. Zadspace will primarily use the new funding to grow its distribution network and to increase its client base of advertisers. The company also announced today that it has engaged Jeff Giordano as executive board member and interim CEO. Giordano previously served as chairman of the Electronic Retailing Association and has successfully built and sold several direct marketing service companies. Finally, Zadspace announced today that it has relocated its corporate headquarters from California to Norwalk, Connecticut, a hub of the direct marketing community. Connecticut Innovations was instrumental in attracting the company to the area. “Advertising is rapidly shifting toward highly personalized, time-sensitive, and relevant placements,” said Peter Longo, president and executive director, Connecticut Innovations. “Zadspace’s clever approach dovetails dynamic targeting technology with a unique physical placement and delivery mechanism. The results to date have been extremely impressive, and we are thrilled to support the company.” Longo added, “We are delighted that Zadspace chose to relocate to Connecticut. The company is an outstanding addition to Connecticut’s expanding community of high-tech ventures.” “Today’s advertisers are looking for cost-effective, measurable media to deliver personalized messages to consumers,” said Geoff Schneider, lead partner, Cava Capital. “Of all the advertising networks we’ve encountered over the past few years, Zadspace represents the best combination of an exciting new medium with obvious advantages for the entire value chain in an era where postal rates are ever-increasing and ROI is paramount.” “I’m most excited by Zadspace’s ability to grow into a unique, targeted and, most importantly, responsive new media channel. The ability to ultimately deliver 80 million household impressions annually will make Zadspace invaluable for any multi-channel marketer,” said Giordano. About Zadspace Zadspace is a privately held, venture-backed technology company headquartered in Connecticut. Zadspace endeavors to “make every offer received relevant to the consumer.” Through technological innovation, Zadspace has created a better way to deliver targeted, one-to-one marketing messages. About Connecticut Innovations Connecticut Innovations (CI) is a quasi-public organization dedicated to driving a vibrant, entrepreneurial, technology-based economy in Connecticut. CI stimulates high-tech growth by investing in: early-stage Connecticut technology companies; university/industry research collaborations; technology transfer; and, clean energy initiatives through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CI also fosters collaboration among government, business, nonprofit and academic organizations to advance technology growth and promotes public policies consistent with CI’s mission. For more information on CI, please visit www.ctinnovations.com. About Cava Capital A venture capital firm targeting go to market stage investments (Series A and B) in next generation marketing solutions companies primarily in the Metro New York region. We are business builders, actively assisting our CEO’s in the critical areas of Sales, Business Development and team building, bringing our exceptional and deep network to each and every portfolio company to help drive success. For more information on Cava, please visit www.cavacapital.com. © 2015 Buyouts Insider / Argosy Group LLC

Gideon Hixon Fund Investments

29 Investments

Gideon Hixon Fund has made 29 investments. Their latest investment was in Hansen Engine as part of their Unattributed VC on April 4, 2018.

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Gideon Hixon Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/17/2018

Unattributed VC

Hansen Engine

$2.26M

Yes

2

9/9/2014

Series A

Shotzoom

$1.4M

Yes

2

5/3/2013

Series B - II

Zadspace

$1.73M

No

1

8/9/2011

Series D

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$99M

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10

4/28/2011

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

4/17/2018

9/9/2014

5/3/2013

8/9/2011

4/28/2011

Round

Unattributed VC

Series A

Series B - II

Series D

Series A - II

Company

Hansen Engine

Shotzoom

Zadspace

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Amount

$2.26M

$1.4M

$1.73M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

1

10

10

Gideon Hixon Fund Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Gideon Hixon Fund has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Tokutek on April 14, 2015.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Sources

4/14/2015

Acquired

1

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Date

4/14/2015

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Exit

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

1

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Gideon Hixon Fund Team

4 Team Members

Gideon Hixon Fund has 4 team members, including current Managing Partner, Dylan Hixon.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Dylan Hixon

Managing Partner

Current

Debra P. Geiger

General Partner

Current

Eric Hixon

General Partner

Current

Bryan Simpson Jr.

General Partner

Current

Name

Dylan Hixon

Debra P. Geiger

Eric Hixon

Bryan Simpson Jr.

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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