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Investments

78

Portfolio Exits

12

Funds

6

Service Providers

1

About Playground Global

Playground Global is a venture firm that partners with entrepreneurs working at the intersection of atoms, bits, and AI.

Playground Global Headquarter Location

380 Portage Ave

Palo Alto, California, 94306,

United States

650-427-0000

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JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 10: The future of e-commerce logistics as new players challenge UPS and FedEx

Oct 25, 2021

Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . The pandemic exploded e-commerce and absorbed every inch of existing delivery capacity, forcing every last-mile delivery player to rethink their strategy. The deluge of packages brought about strong reactions from incumbent players. New UPS CEO Carol Tomé decided to focus on margin proclaiming a "better, not bigger" philosophy. FedEx has seen a downturn in delivery performance while executives claim they're trying to pick up the slack. And USPS is intentionally slowing down service to save on cost and up reliability. Over the last 18 months, energy, talent, and investor dollars have flooded into the delivery sector where new entrants are reimagining how packages are delivered and challenging entrenched incumbents. Please join our senior reporter Emma Cosgrove and execs from ShipHero, the Frontdoor Collective, and Playground Global for a conversation about the future of e-commerce logistics and how innovators are rethinking the last mile. The hour-long chat is scheduled for November 10 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). Meet our panelists: Aaron Rubin is CEO of ShipHero Victoria Sun is a Principal at Playground Global Topics to be discussed include:  New entrants in last-mile delivery Why are e-commerce companies looking for alternatives to FedEx, UPS, and USPS How M&A in the space will change the dynamics on the ground How the holiday shipping season is looking so far in terms of delivery capacity  What smart companies are doing to make sure they get enough fast delivery capacity  How fast is fast enough? The experts will also be taking audience questions live.

Playground Global Investments

78 Investments

Playground Global has made 78 investments. Their latest investment was in MosaicML as part of their Series A on October 10, 2021.

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Playground Global Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/13/2021

Series A

MosaicML

$37M

Yes

3

10/5/2021

Series A

Pandion

$30M

No

3

7/7/2021

Series A

Lacuna

$16M

Yes

2

6/23/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

6/14/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

10/13/2021

10/5/2021

7/7/2021

6/23/2021

6/14/2021

Round

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series B

Company

MosaicML

Pandion

Lacuna

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Amount

$37M

$30M

$16M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

3

2

10

10

Playground Global Portfolio Exits

12 Portfolio Exits

Playground Global has 12 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Velo3D on September 29, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

9/29/2021

Reverse Merger

$991

6

7/13/2021

Acquired

5

8/25/2020

Acquired

$991

3

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10

Date

9/29/2021

7/13/2021

8/25/2020

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00/00/0000

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

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Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

6

5

3

10

10

Playground Global Fund History

6 Fund Histories

Playground Global has 6 funds, including Playground Global - A.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/11/2017

Playground Global - A

$40M

1

10/8/2015

Playground Ventures

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$99M

10

4/6/2015

Playground Global

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$99M

10

Playground Ventures Affiliates II

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$99M

10

Playground Quantum Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

1/11/2017

10/8/2015

4/6/2015

Fund

Playground Global - A

Playground Ventures

Playground Global

Playground Ventures Affiliates II

Playground Quantum Fund

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$40M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Playground Global Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Playground Global has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

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Playground Global Team

5 Team Members

Playground Global has 5 team members, including current Founding Partner, Bruce Leak.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Peter Barrett

Founder

Current

Matt Hershenson

Founder

Current

Bruce Leak

Founding Partner

Current

Jory Bell

General Partner

Current

Laurie Yoler

Qualcomm, GrowthPoint Technology Partners, Intellectual Ventures, Packet Design, Oracle, Visa, PwC, and Accenture

General Partner

Former

Name

Peter Barrett

Matt Hershenson

Bruce Leak

Jory Bell

Laurie Yoler

Work History

Qualcomm, GrowthPoint Technology Partners, Intellectual Ventures, Packet Design, Oracle, Visa, PwC, and Accenture

Title

Founder

Founder

Founding Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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