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Investments

2

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

2

About GSA Venture Partners

The firm invests early growth stage technology-enabled services and business information services companies. It typically invests from USD 1M to USD 8M in companies primarily located in the Greater Tri-State Area from eastern Pennsylvania to northern Connecticut.

GSA Venture Partners Headquarter Location

300 Park Avenue 23rd Floor

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

(212)389-1600

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Crowdtap Raises $7 Million To Help Brands Connect With Their Influential Customers

Jul 27, 2011

Posted Two Free Tickets To Our Mobile First CrunchUp This Friday #GoAdlibrium Crowdtap , a service that allows marketers to easily collaborate with and mobilize targeted crowds of influential consumers, announced today that it has raised $7 million in series A funding. The round was led by Foundry Group , with participation from GSA Venture Partners and social media agency Mr. Youth . Mr. Youth invested $3 million of seed funding in Crowdtap back in 2009 (and served as an incubator for the company during its early stages), which brings the startup’s total current investment to $10 million. Crowdtap said that it will use its infusion of capital to ramp up hiring in both its sales and engineering teams. With an ever-widening gulf between consumers and brands, Crowdtap is attempting to retool marketing to make it a more collaborative and participatory process. It’s certainly an ambitious goal, which the startup hopes to catalyze by allowing brands and marketing agencies to access its growing member base of 150,000 Crowdtappers. The startup wants to become a network “for Brand Influencer Communities”, or, in other words, a resource that aggregates groups of influential consumers that can be tapped for realtime research, collaboration, or word-of-mouth marketing. Leveraging existing customer bases, along with locating potential new customers, is no easy feat for brands. Crowdtap hopes to enable brands to identify, centralize, and activate key consumers by more easily tapping into their Facebook, Twitter, and CRM channels. Crowdtap offers brands the ability to poll their top customers, view profiles of these customers, and receive breakdowns and analysis of the polls, which can then be retargeted based on answers provided. Brands can also form panels of consumer to quickly start discussions, posing questions to which consumers can then respond, comment on, and vote. For its community of Crowdtappers, the startup attempts to increase brand engagement by offering a game-ified experience, allowing these members to level-up, gaining status among their favorite brands, earn perks, get access to the latest products, and make donations to charities of their choice. Since launching its beta platform in August of 2010, Crowdtappers have completed 4.6 million brand actions, which include polling, online panels, social sampling, etc., and the startup’s communities are now averaging nearly 400,000 actions per week. Crowdtap launched officially at SxSW in March and has since added another 100,000 members in the U.S. Brands currently working with Crowdtap include Old Navy, AMEX, Pinkberry, MSN, Diageo and Bing, and the startup has also forged partnerships with PR, creative, and digital agencies like Weber Shandwick, GolinHarris, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal, and Mullen. For more on Crowdtap, check out the video below: 0

GSA Venture Partners Investments

2 Investments

GSA Venture Partners has made 2 investments. Their latest investment was in Flat World Knowledge as part of their Series B on December 12, 2010.

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GSA Venture Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/31/2010

Series B

Flat World Knowledge

$15M

No

1

2/26/2009

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

12/31/2010

2/26/2009

Round

Series B

Series A

Company

Flat World Knowledge

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Amount

$15M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

GSA Venture Partners Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

GSA Venture Partners has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Flat World Knowledge on December 31, 2016.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/31/2016

Acquired

Undisclosed Investors

1

Date

12/31/2016

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Undisclosed Investors

Sources

1

GSA Venture Partners Fund History

2 Fund Histories

GSA Venture Partners has 2 funds, including Greenhill SAVP LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/2/2006

Greenhill SAVP LP

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$100M

1

12/31/1999

Silicon Alley Ventures LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/2/2006

12/31/1999

Fund

Greenhill SAVP LP

Silicon Alley Ventures LP

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$100M

$99M

Sources

1

10

GSA Venture Partners Team

1 Team Member

GSA Venture Partners has 1 team member, including former Managing Director, Brian A. Hirsch.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Brian A. Hirsch

SAVP, Sterling Venture Partners, and ABN AMRO Bank

Managing Director

Former

Name

Brian A. Hirsch

Work History

SAVP, Sterling Venture Partners, and ABN AMRO Bank

Title

Managing Director

Status

Former

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