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Investments

203

Portfolio Exits

48

Funds

3

About Rustic Canyon Partners

Rustic Canyon is an early stage firm focusing investments on themes that have a transformative impact across industries and sectors within digital media, eCommerce, consumer online services, SaaS and energy efficiency. The firm's investment activity is focused on California, but considers opportunities in other regions. Rustic Canyon was launched in 1999 by Founding Partner Tom Unterman, and is led by Managing Partner Nate Redmond.

Rustic Canyon Partners Headquarter Location

100 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200

Santa Monica, California, 90401,

United States

310-998-8000

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UrbanSitter lands $17 mln Series C in AVP-led round

Oct 6, 2017

UrbanSitter lands $17 mln Series C in AVP-led round October 6, 2017 Share UrbanSitter lands $17 mln Series C in AVP-led round San Francisco-based UrbanSitter, a service that helps parents book babysitters, has secured $17 million in Series C funding. Advance Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Canaan Partners, Aspect Ventures, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Shutter Fund and Rustic Canyon Partners. writes: San Francisco-based UrbanSitter, a service that helps parents book babysitters, has secured $17 million in Series C funding. Advance Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Canaan Partners, Aspect Ventures, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Shutter Fund and Rustic Canyon Partners. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, Oct. 6, 2017 – UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and childcare providers to connect through the people they know and other trusted sources, has closed $17 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Advance Venture Partners (AVP) with participation from existing investors Canaan Partners, Aspect Ventures, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. The new financing brings UrbanSitter’s fundraising total to $40 million. UrbanSitter’s new funding will primarily be used to expand to new U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Portland and Sacramento. In addition, the investment will support ongoing product development and the introduction of new features, such as allowing parents to find, screen and book recurring caregivers, such as nannies. “AVP invests in three core areas: software and services, commerce and media,” said David ibnAle, a Founding Partner of AVP. “UrbanSitter operates at the intersection of all three of these areas, which makes the company especially compelling for us. We believe that UrbanSitter is well-positioned for rapid growth in the coming years, as a growing number of parents look for high-quality, trusted solutions for their childcare needs and demand platforms that resemble the solutions they utilize in other aspects of their lives. As both an UrbanSitter investor and a frequent user, I’m excited about what the future holds for the company.” In addition to traditional investors, UrbanSitter has also invited some of its power users to participate in the round. Roughly a dozen women who use the UrbanSitter service regularly are now investors and as a result, will have the opportunity be a part of a product advisory group through which they’ll provide the company’s product teams with monthly feedback. “From AVP’s founding partner to a stay-at-home mom in San Francisco, all of our investors have conviction about the broader market opportunity and the company’s business plan and will bring new ideas and unique perspectives to the table,” said Lynn Perkins, CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter. “I am thrilled to partner with all of them to realize UrbanSitter’s enormous potential and to bring our trusted platform for childcare to even more parents across the country.” Since UrbanSitter launched in 2011 in San Francisco, the company has expanded to serve more than 500,000 members in 65 cities. The company has facilitated more than 450,000 babysitting jobs and has filled more than 80 percent of the job requests created on its platforms, the majority of which receive a response in less than three minutes. Lead investor David ibnAle, a Founding Partner of AVP, will join the UrbanSitter board of directors. For more information on UrbanSitter visit: www.urbansitter.com or download the mobile apps for iOS and Android. UrbanSitter can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. About UrbanSitter An online and mobile service that enables parents and childcare providers to connect through the people they know and other trusted sources, UrbanSitter makes booking a trusted babysitter as easy as booking dinner reservations. The site enables parents to search, book and review trusted sitters within minutes. Headquartered in San Francisco, UrbanSitter was founded by a group of Internet veterans who wanted to use technology to power a faster, more personal babysitting service. The company is backed by Advance Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Match Group – a division of IAC, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon, Aspect Ventures, A-Grade Investments and several angel investors. For more information or to sign up, visit www.urbansitter.com.

Rustic Canyon Partners Investments

203 Investments

Rustic Canyon Partners has made 203 investments. Their latest investment was in Fulcrum BioEnergy as part of their Unattributed VC - IV on July 7, 2020.

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Rustic Canyon Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/27/2020

Unattributed VC - IV

Fulcrum BioEnergy

$5M

No

1

3/29/2019

Series D

Navigating Cancer

$26M

No

4

10/23/2018

Unattributed VC - II

Fulcrum BioEnergy

$20M

No

1

10/5/2017

Series C

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$99M

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10

8/20/2015

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

7/27/2020

3/29/2019

10/23/2018

10/5/2017

8/20/2015

Round

Unattributed VC - IV

Series D

Unattributed VC - II

Series C

Series C

Company

Fulcrum BioEnergy

Navigating Cancer

Fulcrum BioEnergy

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Amount

$5M

$26M

$20M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

4

1

10

10

Rustic Canyon Partners Portfolio Exits

48 Portfolio Exits

Rustic Canyon Partners has 48 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Trion Worlds on October 22, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

10/22/2018

Acquired

$99M

2

12/1/2017

Acquired

$99M

1

9/1/2017

Acquired

$99M

4

4/7/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/20/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/22/2018

12/1/2017

9/1/2017

4/7/2017

7/20/2016

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

4

10

10

Rustic Canyon Partners Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Rustic Canyon Partners acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Alabama Aircraft Industries on September 20, 1999.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/20/1999

$99M

Acquired

Date

9/20/1999

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

Rustic Canyon Partners Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Rustic Canyon Partners has 3 funds, including Rustic Canyon Ventures III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/31/2008

Rustic Canyon Ventures III

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$207M

1

1/21/2004

Rustic Canyon Ventures SBIC

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$99M

10

9/1/1999

Rutic Canyon Ventures

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/31/2008

1/21/2004

9/1/1999

Fund

Rustic Canyon Ventures III

Rustic Canyon Ventures SBIC

Rutic Canyon Ventures

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

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Amount

$207M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Rustic Canyon Partners Team

11 Team Members

Rustic Canyon Partners has 11 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Mark Christian.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mark Christian

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Michael Song

Founding Partner

Current

Tom Unterman

Founding Partner

Current

Nate Redmond

Managing Partner

Current

Paul J Notaras

Staenberg Venture Partners

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Mark Christian

Michael Song

Tom Unterman

Nate Redmond

Paul J Notaras

Work History

Staenberg Venture Partners

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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