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61

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3

Funds

1

About LAUNCH

LAUNCH aims to support founders and inspire innovation by offering a series of free events, podcasts, books, research products, and by investing in promising, early-stage startups.

LAUNCH Headquarter Location

25 Taylor Street

San Francisco, California, 94102,

United States

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Fabege : Opening of LAUNCH OF RE, an interdisciplinary art and research project about plastic

Apr 25, 2022

04/19 04/19 04/25/2022 | 05:40pm EDT Message : *Required fields The artist Karen Froede has created over 30 public works around Sweden in the last 10 years. In her work LAUNCH OF RE, that is part of the Street Gallery art initiative, she reflects upon the various expressions and consequences of the culture of plastic. Street Gallery is an open art exhibition in Solna Business Park that aims to create an unexpected element in street life and thereby stimulate curiosity and new thoughts. LAUNCH OF RE is the fourth major exhibition at Street Gallery and Karen will be creating new and surprising content throughout the year. - "Plastic is one of the most tangible elements of our mass consumption and it affects us physiologically, although we don't yet know exactly in what way. The decisions we humans make, in this limbo of unawareness, make the subject chafe like gravel in a shoe, and this is where the artistic perspective becomes essential," says Karen Froede. The exhibition has already made an unofficial start with a series of interviews with leading researchers about plastics and works by guest artist Amanuelabiy Abraham, but the formal opening will take place on 28 April with a panel discussion on the interdisciplinary design of LAUNCH OF RE, an exhibition of photographs and the inauguration of five new art installations. An initiative to encourage plastic to be dropped off at the RE:STORE, an alternative plastic recycling station, will also start on 28 April. As autumn comes, the artist will dive into a sea of plastic to further explore its capacity to bear weight. - "Street Gallery in Solna Business Park allows us to make some of our contemporary Swedish artists' works accessible and hopefully inspire new conversations and thoughts. Both Daniel Jouseff's New Borders and Ida Idaida's Vampyr were very popular and we are really looking forward to seeing the impact of LAUNCH OF RE," comments Stefan Dahlbo, President and CEO of Fabege. The opening, to which visitors are welcome, will take place on April 28 at 3.30 pm at Smidesvägen 10 in Solna Business Park. FabegeAB (publ)

LAUNCH Investments

61 Investments

LAUNCH has made 61 investments. Their latest investment was in Llama Life as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2022.

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LAUNCH Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/20/2022

Seed VC

Llama Life

$0.71M

Yes

1

3/29/2022

Seed VC - II

Kwant.ai

$3.9M

Yes

1

3/14/2022

Seed VC

Cake Equity

$2.2M

Yes

4

3/7/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/23/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/20/2022

3/29/2022

3/14/2022

3/7/2022

2/23/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Llama Life

Kwant.ai

Cake Equity

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Amount

$0.71M

$3.9M

$2.2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

4

10

10

LAUNCH Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

LAUNCH has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AdStage on April 22, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/22/2020

Acquired

6

12/31/2018

Asset Sale

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10

4/20/2017

Acquired

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10

Date

4/22/2020

12/31/2018

4/20/2017

Exit

Acquired

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

6

10

10

LAUNCH Fund History

1 Fund History

LAUNCH has 1 fund, including Launch Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Launch Fund I

$10M

Closing Date

Fund

Launch Fund I

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$10M

Sources

LAUNCH Team

2 Team Members

LAUNCH has 2 team members, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Jason Calacanis.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jason Calacanis

Sequoia Capital, and Venture Reporter

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Ted McNamara

President

Current

Name

Jason Calacanis

Ted McNamara

Work History

Sequoia Capital, and Venture Reporter

Title

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

President

Status

Current

Current

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