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Investments

18

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

4

About Inspiration Ventures

Inspiration Ventures provides seed funding to technology based start-ups and the founder who run them. The firm helps founders get from business concept through proof of concept by providing capital along with high impact business guidance based on experience and proven technologies.

Headquarters Location

330 Primrose Road Suite 612

Burlingame, California, 94010,

United States

650-279-2839

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Polymer No-Code Data Loss Prevention closes $4MM Seed Round

Dec 14, 2021

Polymer No-Code Data Loss Prevention closes $4MM Seed Round NEW YORK, December 13, 2021-- Polymer, the cloud native No-Code Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for third party SaaS platforms, today announced the completion of a $4MM Seed round led by Story Ventures with participation from Indicator Ventures, Studio Ventures, Green Egg Ventures, Maccabee Ventures, and others including existing investors Tensility Ventures, Motivate Ventures and Inspiration Ventures. This brings Polymer's total funding to $5MM. "As a data-focused venture capital firm, we have a front row seat to the challenge of protecting sensitive customer data. This is particularly apparent when Story portfolio companies use modern cloud applications that don't have tooling to protect against sensitive data loss. Yasir Ali, CEO and founder, and Usman Malik, co-founder, are driving automation and innovation into the DLP space," says Jake Yormack, Managing Partner at Story Ventures, who will be joining the board along with Baiyin Murphy, Partner at Indicator Ventures, and existing board member Ed Bellis. Polymer will use the investment to execute its vision of autonomous DLP for SaaS platforms to protect against the leakage of sensitive customer data. Polymer has multiple patents pending for its automated remediation technology that reduces human intervention and ultimately the total cost of ownership for data governance. The company is leveraging a wave of growth driven by large enterprises upgrading their on-premise legacy DLP solutions and by SMEs buying their first DLP solutions. Polymer is securing organizations such as Edward Jones, Signify Health, Medly Pharmacy for data governance, insider threats and privacy regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001/27701. "With Polymer we are able to largely remove the human loop for data loss prevention-the platform was easy to deploy, got us 90%+ accuracy in days and is saving us 8 hours of security team's time," says Mark Magpayo, Director IT of Signify Health. About Polymer Polymer (https://www.polymerhq.io) is a no-code data loss prevention platform for third-party SaaS applications such as Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive, Zendesk, OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint, GitHub, Zapier, and many others. Polymer can autonomously remediate risks associated with sensitive data leakage. The solution helps security and compliance teams to manage data governance and provide real-time data controls. For all inquiries please contact info@polymerhq.io.

Inspiration Ventures Investments

18 Investments

Inspiration Ventures has made 18 investments. Their latest investment was in Polymer as part of their Seed VC - II on December 12, 2021.

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Inspiration Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/10/2021

Seed VC - II

Polymer

$4M

No

9

8/4/2021

Seed VC

OneEleven

Yes

2

12/23/2020

Seed VC

Polymer

$1M

Yes

5

2/21/2019

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

8/15/2018

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

12/10/2021

8/4/2021

12/23/2020

2/21/2019

8/15/2018

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series A - II

Company

Polymer

OneEleven

Polymer

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Amount

$4M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

9

2

5

10

10

Inspiration Ventures Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Inspiration Ventures has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Vyng on November 15, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/15/2022

Acquired

$99M

4

9/8/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/27/2020

Acquired

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10

7/1/2020

Acquired

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10

7/30/2019

Acq - Fin

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10

Date

11/15/2022

9/8/2022

7/27/2020

7/1/2020

7/30/2019

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

10

10

10

10

Inspiration Ventures Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Inspiration Ventures has 4 funds, including Inspiration Ventures Secondary Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/9/2019

Inspiration Ventures Secondary Fund I

Secondary Direct/Portfolio

Open

$14M

1

3/3/2016

UT 2016

$99M

10

7/7/2014

Inspiration Ventures 2

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$99M

10

Inspiration Ventures 3

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10

Closing Date

7/9/2019

3/3/2016

7/7/2014

Fund

Inspiration Ventures Secondary Fund I

UT 2016

Inspiration Ventures 2

Inspiration Ventures 3

Fund Type

Secondary Direct/Portfolio

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Status

Open

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Amount

$14M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Inspiration Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Inspiration Ventures has 2 team members, including current Founder, Managing General Partner, Robert Fanini.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Robert Fanini

Founder, Managing General Partner

Current

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Founder, Managing General Partner

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