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Investments

20

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

2

About First Star Ventures

First Star Ventures partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotech, connected sensors, AR/VR, and blockchain.

First Star Ventures Headquarter Location

245 Main Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142,

United States

707-733-3739

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Latest First Star Ventures News

Backend development platform startup ChiselStrike raises $7M

Jul 27, 2022

Backend development platform startup ChiselStrike Inc. said today it has raised $7 million in new funding to accelerate the development of its open-source serverless backend developer platform. Norwest Venture Partners led the seed round, with Blumberg Capital, Jamstack Innovation Fund, Essence VC, First Star Ventures and Mango Capital also participating. The new funding is the first significant round […] The post Backend development platform startup ChiselStrike raises $7M appeared first on SiliconANGLE.

First Star Ventures Investments

20 Investments

First Star Ventures has made 20 investments. Their latest investment was in ChiselStrike as part of their Seed VC on July 7, 2022.

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First Star Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/27/2022

Seed VC

ChiselStrike

$7M

Yes

2

7/7/2022

Series A

FYTO

$15M

Yes

6

5/18/2022

Seed VC

Salient

$5.65M

Yes

2

4/7/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/9/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

7/27/2022

7/7/2022

5/18/2022

4/7/2022

2/9/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

ChiselStrike

FYTO

Salient

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Amount

$7M

$15M

$5.65M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

6

2

10

10

First Star Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

First Star Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Oculii on October 27, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/27/2021

Acquired

$99M

8

10/4/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/27/2021

10/4/2019

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

8

10

First Star Ventures Fund History

2 Fund Histories

First Star Ventures has 2 funds, including First Star Venture Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/20/2019

First Star Venture Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$25M

1

7/16/2014

First Star Venture Fund I LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

8/20/2019

7/16/2014

Fund

First Star Venture Fund II

First Star Venture Fund I LP

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$25M

$99M

Sources

1

10

First Star Ventures Team

1 Team Member

First Star Ventures has 1 team member, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Drew Volpe.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Drew Volpe

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Name

Drew Volpe

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Status

Current

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