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Investments

29

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

3

About Plaza Ventures

Plaza Ventures is a growth-stage technology investor with a mandate to provide growth fuel and advice for promising Canadian companies.

Headquarters Location

10 Wanless Avenue Suite 201

Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1V6,

Canada

416-481-2222

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Trinity Capital, Inc. Provides $7.5MM Facility to KERV Interactive

May 26, 2022

Provides $7.5MM Facility to KERV Interactive May 26, 2022, 07:06 AM KERV Interactive, a digital advertising platform, announced that it raised $12 million in growth capital. Trinity Capital Inc. , a provider of venture capital and equipment financing to growth stage companies provided a $7.5 million facility. The balance included participation from Plaza Ventures and Vestech Partners. This round increases the cumulative funding raised to $30 Million to accelerate continued growth in technology, marketing and sales. Founded in Austin, TX, KERV has spent the last seven years investing in its platform, solidifying its unique patents, expanding its talented team and growing its customer base. Phil Gager, Managing Director of Trinity, said, “KERV is leading the way in advancing video technology using artificial intelligence and machine learning, providing high consumer engagement. We’re pleased to partner with the KERV team and support them as they continue to scale and grow.” Dan Israelsohn from Plaza Ventures said, "KERV's proprietary technology and strong management team are creating one of the ad-tech industry's next major digital solutions. We are very excited to be partnering with KERV and are looking forward to supporting the company's continued growth." Gary Mittman, CEO of KERV Interactive said, “With Trinity Capital and Plaza Ventures backing KERV, our company is well-positioned for continued growth. This year has been a breakout year for KERV in terms of revenue and partners as shoppable video is everywhere, from social channels to streaming TV. Our technology is an essential part of that adoption.” KERV Interactive is revolutionizing the future of video engagement through dimensional storytelling. Leveraging breakthrough machine learning techniques and AI with unmatched processing speed, KERV’s technology recognizes depth, dimension and objects within a video just as precisely as the natural eye does and enables every frame in a digital video to be an immersive, interactive experience for consumers. The result is an unprecedented audience-to-brand connection and shopping functionality that is only possible through KERV’s patented technology.

Plaza Ventures Investments

29 Investments

Plaza Ventures has made 29 investments. Their latest investment was in Symend as part of their Series C on November 11, 2022.

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Plaza Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/17/2022

Series C

Symend

$42M

Yes

13

5/25/2022

Series B - II

KERV

$4.5M

Yes

1

9/29/2020

Series C

Busbud

$15M

No

9

1/27/2020

Series D

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$99M

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10

6/9/2019

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

Date

11/17/2022

5/25/2022

9/29/2020

1/27/2020

6/9/2019

Round

Series C

Series B - II

Series C

Series D

Unattributed

Company

Symend

KERV

Busbud

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Amount

$42M

$4.5M

$15M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

13

1

9

10

10

Plaza Ventures Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Plaza Ventures has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was PostBeyond on December 08, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/8/2021

Acquired

$99M

5

11/5/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

9/5/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/11/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/20/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/8/2021

11/5/2021

9/5/2020

4/11/2019

4/20/2017

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

10

10

10

10

Plaza Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Plaza Ventures has 3 funds, including Quayside Venture Partners .

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/6/2019

Quayside Venture Partners

$10M

1

Plaza Ventures Fund IV

10

Plaza Ventures Special Opportunity Fund I LP

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10

Closing Date

12/6/2019

Fund

Quayside Venture Partners

Plaza Ventures Fund IV

Plaza Ventures Special Opportunity Fund I LP

Fund Type

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Amount

$10M

Sources

1

10

10

Plaza Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Plaza Ventures has 2 team members, including current Managing General Partner, Matthew Leibowitz.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Matthew Leibowitz

BEST Funds

Managing General Partner

Current

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Matthew Leibowitz

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BEST Funds

Title

Managing General Partner

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