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jumpstartinc.org

Investments

178

Portfolio Exits

17

Funds

8

Partners & Customers

10

About JumpStart

JumpStart is committed to strengthening the economy through entrepreneurship. The nonprofit has been accelerating the successes of diverse entrepreneurs, their high-growth companies, and the ecosystems that support them since 2004.

Headquarters Location

6701 Carnegie Ave Suite 100

Cleveland, Ohio, 44103,

United States

216-363-3400

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Thrivable Raises $1.7M For Real-time Health Care Market Research

Feb 22, 2024

B2B SaaS firm connects companies with patients to create better health care products and services. News provided by Share this article Share toX CLEVELAND, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Real-time market research platform Thrivable announced today that it has closed $1.7M in funding. With an ever-increasing roster of more than 40,000 patients at the ready, Thrivable allows health care companies to complete surveys, interviews, usability studies, and more in just days compared to the industry standard of weeks and even months. "We know that in today's extremely competitive environment, the most patient-centric companies win," notes Thrivable CEO David Edelman. "It's why we enable on-demand access to quality panelists that companies need to make sure patient insights inform everyday decisions." Thrivable's growing list of notable health care customers Many of the world's largest medical technology companies are counted among Thrivable's growing list of customers who use the platform to ensure that the customer voice is a continuous driver of important business decisions. As John Mueckler, senior marketing research and analytics program manager at Medtronic, attests, "Having quick and easy access to our target audience has provided us a powerful tool for the business, allowing us to shorten the cycle for testing, making revisions, and re-testing." Innovative medtech startups, such as Diabeloop and Tandem Diabetes Care, also turn to Thrivable to engage with patients as early as possible in the product design and development process. "Thrivable pairs precision-targeting with a platform that automates hundreds of critical steps to make the research process effortless. In this sense, we're democratizing access to patient insights for startups," states Edelman. Local, regional, and national investors participate in the funding round Investors in this round include Allos Ventures, JumpStart, North Coast Ventures, and Early Light Ventures. The investment will allow Thrivable to immediately expand its global team of full-time employees with a focus on the areas of technology, research, data science, sales, and marketing. "We see Thrivable as the answer to the unique challenges health care market researchers face today — getting the quality patient insights needed to be agile in an incredibly competitive market. We're excited to be a partner as Thrivable continues to innovate its platform and expand the health conditions that it serves," says Paul Ehlinger, principal at Allos Ventures. Among the new members joining Thrivable's board of directors are Brad Owen, Alan Brenner, and Harris Drantch. Owen, who founded NeverBounce in 2014, served as vice president of product tools at ZoomInfo following its acquisition of NeverBounce. Brenner was previously a senior vice president of engineering at both Blackberry and Sun Microsystems. Currently a principal at Coppermine Capital LLC, Drantch previously held the roles of assistant vice president for private equity at Wafra Partners and investment banking analyst at Cain Brothers. Also joining Thrivable in an advisory role are Royce Brunson, an operations executive who is the chief revenue officer at Health Recovery Solutions, and Michael Classen, an executive officer with Greenspring Associates. About Thrivable As the health care industry's first real-time market research platform, Thrivable is helping patients and companies create a better future together. The Thrivable rapid market research platform enables organizations to go from question to insight in hours with easy-to-use survey tools and an on-demand patient panel. Learn more: thrivable.app . About Allos Ventures Allos Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies based in the Midwest. Investments focus on B2B software companies at a Series A or B stage, augmenting the capital provided by seed and startup investors. In addition to the capital Allos provides, portfolio companies benefit from the extensive operating and business-building experience of the firm's managing partners, who make themselves available as needed to support each portfolio company's growth. About JumpStart JumpStart is a nationally recognized investing, entrepreneurial support, and economic development organization dedicated to unlocking entrepreneurship to transform entire communities. About North Coast Ventures North Coast Ventures is a contributed capital and "sidecar" pre-seed investment fund with a focus on early-stage technology investments. Membership consists of over 180 of the region's leading investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who are dedicated to accelerating early-stage ventures. About Early Light Ventures Early Light Ventures focuses on providing funding for first-time founders with "need-to-have" B2B software products that have seen the opportunities in their industry firsthand. SOURCE Thrivable

JumpStart Investments

178 Investments

JumpStart has made 178 investments. Their latest investment was in Asynt Solutions as part of their Seed on January 30, 2024.

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JumpStart Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/30/2024

Seed

Asynt Solutions

$1.3M

Yes

Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

11/20/2023

Seed VC - II

Augment Therapy

$2.7M

Yes

1

1/12/2023

Series A

Biohm

$7.5M

Yes

4

3/7/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

9/24/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

1/30/2024

11/20/2023

1/12/2023

3/7/2022

9/24/2021

Round

Seed

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series A

Series C

Company

Asynt Solutions

Augment Therapy

Biohm

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$1.3M

$2.7M

$7.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

1

1

4

10

10

JumpStart Portfolio Exits

17 Portfolio Exits

JumpStart has 17 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Complion on December 07, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/7/2022

Acquired

$99M

5

3/28/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

1/11/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

3/2/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/17/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/7/2022

3/28/2022

1/11/2022

3/2/2021

2/17/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

3

1

10

10

JumpStart Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

JumpStart acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was HF Food Technologies on March 06, 2007.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/6/2007

$99M

Acquired

Date

3/6/2007

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

JumpStart Fund History

8 Fund Histories

JumpStart has 8 funds, including JumpStart Inclusion and Diversity Tech Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/20/2016

JumpStart Inclusion and Diversity Tech Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

11/10/2015

JumpStart NEXT Fund

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$99M

10

12/31/2003

JumpStart Inc.

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$99M

10

4/1/2001

JS Fund I

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$99M

10

Focus Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

4/20/2016

11/10/2015

12/31/2003

4/1/2001

Fund

JumpStart Inclusion and Diversity Tech Fund

JumpStart NEXT Fund

JumpStart Inc.

JS Fund I

Focus Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

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Amount

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

JumpStart Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

JumpStart has 10 strategic partners and customers. JumpStart recently partnered with Cleveland Browns on August 8, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/22/2022

Partner

United States

JumpStart and the Cleveland Browns Announce Partnership to Support Cleveland-Area Small Business Owners

The partnership between JumpStart and the Browns will create opportunities for entrepreneurs to engage with free , hands-on workshops , industry-specific advising and networking events , as well as gain access to small business resources .

1

12/3/2019

Partner

United States

FocusCFO Joins JumpStart’s Preferred Partner Program - FocusCFO

As a JumpStart preferred partner , FocusCFO will carefully select one of its experienced CFOs to work onsite with each client .

4

2/11/2019

Partner

United States

JumpStart Supports Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurs - JumpStart

`` JumpStart 's goal is to be a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and a trusted partner to the many organizations who are already working to help them succeed in Northwest Ohio , '' said Lamont Mackley , JumpStart 's partner of core city services and outreach .

1

12/3/2018

Partner

United States

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10

7/2/2018

Partner

United States, and

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10

Date

8/22/2022

12/3/2019

2/11/2019

12/3/2018

7/2/2018

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

United States

United States, and

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JumpStart and the Cleveland Browns Announce Partnership to Support Cleveland-Area Small Business Owners

The partnership between JumpStart and the Browns will create opportunities for entrepreneurs to engage with free , hands-on workshops , industry-specific advising and networking events , as well as gain access to small business resources .

FocusCFO Joins JumpStart’s Preferred Partner Program - FocusCFO

As a JumpStart preferred partner , FocusCFO will carefully select one of its experienced CFOs to work onsite with each client .

JumpStart Supports Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurs - JumpStart

`` JumpStart 's goal is to be a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and a trusted partner to the many organizations who are already working to help them succeed in Northwest Ohio , '' said Lamont Mackley , JumpStart 's partner of core city services and outreach .

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JumpStart Team

7 Team Members

JumpStart has 7 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Grimm.

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Work History

Title

Status

Jonathan Grimm

Chief Financial Officer

Current

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Name

Jonathan Grimm

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Work History

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Chief Financial Officer

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