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Investments

22

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

3

About Network Ventures

Network Ventures is a Chicago-based seed-stage venture capital firm. Network Ventures invests $100-250k in companies raising $500k-1.5m seed rounds. The firm seeks to lead or co-lead rounds and takes an active role post-investment, potentially as a board member.

Headquarters Location

220 North Green Street

Chicago, Illinois, 60607,

United States

312-725-4238

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USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures Announces 2023 PLANTERS® brand legends Party With Hosts Rob Gronkowski and Vernon Davis

Jan 27, 2023

Featuring Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Musical Guest Artist Nelly In celebration of the Big Game, the evening, sponsored by the makers of PLANTERS®, begins with a pre-party including a meet and greet with NFL greats and special surprise guests. VIP attendees will enjoy red carpet entry, top-shelf cocktails, beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, and entertainment. The main event is a one-of-a-kind comedy “Roast and Toast” of former NFL alumni legends players. The evening will conclude with an exclusive afterparty featuring custom cocktails, exclusive giveaways and a special performance by rapper and music icon Nelly . “I always have a great time partnering with USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures to host the Legends Party, and this year it’s going to be even better with Vernon Davis added to the mix,” said Rob Gronkowski. “Spending time with my favorite NFL alumni while dancing to Nelly and serving as a ‘Roast & Toast’ team captain will make this year’s event legendary for sure.” “It’s an honor to be back at the USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures Legends Party with Gronk,” said Vernon Davis. “I had such a great time attending last year’s event, and I’m excited to be a team captain and honor our Legends this year!” “When it comes to roasting, that’s something the PLANTERS® brand knows very well,” said Robbie Koons, Brand Manager, PLANTERS®. “Whether it’s roasting peanuts or roasting former professional football players, you can bet we’re gonna have one SHELL of a time at the Legends Party.” To further celebrate the Big Game weekend, the NFL Alumni Association Celebrity Blackjack Tournament, presented by BetMGM and Martini Mates, will be held on Thursday, February 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MST at Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the NFL Alumni Association’s charity, Caring for Kids . Limited seats are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. “We’re excited to be working with Rob and Vernon again to bring the PLANTERS® brand Legends Party to the Phoenix community for the Big Game weekend,” said Jason Taylor, President, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. “We had an incredible turnout at last year’s Legends Party in Los Angeles including some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. This year will be even better with Charissa, Nelly, Michael Rapoport and more special guests and entertainment.” PLANTERS® brand Legends Party tickets are available for purchase today while supplies last by visiting legendsparty.com/football . For more details on how to participate in the celebrity blackjack tournament, visit legendsparty.com/football . In conjunction with USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, the Legends “Roast & Toast” is executive produced by Henry Penzi , Rob Gronkowski and Vernon Davis. USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures leverages sporting events with Legends branded experiences celebrating renowned athletes across the country. To learn more about Legends events, please visit LegendsParty.com. ABOUT GANNETT Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 45 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 150 local news media brands. Gannett also owns digital marketing services companies marketed under the LocaliQ brand, and runs one of the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com . ABOUT USA TODAY NETWORK USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 200 local media brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage more than 120 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit www.gannett.com . ABOUT USA TODAY NETWORK VENTURES USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 200 local media brands. Contacts

Network Ventures Investments

22 Investments

Network Ventures has made 22 investments. Their latest investment was in Ramsay Innovations as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2022.

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Network Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/30/2022

Seed VC

Ramsay Innovations

$0.7M

Yes

1

12/27/2021

Seed VC - II

humanpredictions

$0.73M

No

1

11/22/2021

Seed VC - III

EarlyBird

$4M

No

10

11/5/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

3/19/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

11/30/2022

12/27/2021

11/22/2021

11/5/2021

3/19/2021

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC - III

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Company

Ramsay Innovations

humanpredictions

EarlyBird

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Amount

$0.7M

$0.73M

$4M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

10

10

10

Network Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Network Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was The Graide Network on March 24, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/24/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

12/5/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

3/24/2021

12/5/2018

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

Network Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Network Ventures has 3 funds, including Network Ventures Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2016

Network Ventures Fund I

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

Network Ventures

10

Network Ventures II

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10

Closing Date

12/31/2016

Fund

Network Ventures Fund I

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Network Ventures II

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

Sources

1

10

10

Network Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Network Ventures has 2 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Nancy L. Corrie.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Nancy L. Corrie

MATH Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, and Arthur Andersen

Chief Financial Officer

Current

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Name

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Work History

MATH Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, and Arthur Andersen

Title

Chief Financial Officer

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Status

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