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About Ted Leonsis

Theodore ("Ted") J. Leonsis is an angel investor and the Founder of Lincoln Holdings for which he is the Chairman. Leonsis has been a special advisor and consultant to numerous companies including Capitol Acquisition Corp and AOL. He was also the Chairman of Revolution Money since March 2006 which was sold to American Express in 2009. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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The 5 Largest LA Tech Startup Funding Rounds of May 2022

Jun 1, 2022

LA TechWatch Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest  LA startup  funding rounds during May 2022. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and brief funding description, to further the analysis of the state of  venture capital in LA . For the purposes of this analysis, only equity funding rounds were considered. MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. Total equity funding raised: $30.0M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. 4. Rael $35.0M Round: Series B Description: Rael makes natural and organic period products that don’t sacrifice comfort or performance. Founded by Aness An, Binna Won, and Yanghee Paik in 2017, Rael has now raised a total of $55.3M in total equity funding and is backed by Thrive Market, Strong Ventures, Softbank Ventures Asia, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Unilever Ventures. Investors in the round: Aarden Partners, Colopl Next, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Signite Partners, ST Capital, Unilever Ventures Industry: Beauty, Health Care, Wellness Founders: Aness An, Binna Won, Yanghee Paik Founding year: 2017 Total equity funding raised: $55.3M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. 4. AXiomatic $35.0M Round: Venture Description: AXiomatic powers unforgettable eSports experiences through sports and entertainment expertise. Founded by Bruce Karsh, Bruce Stein, Peter Guber, and Ted Leonsis in 2015, AXiomatic has now raised a total of $82.5M in total equity funding and is backed by Ares Management, LionTree, Revolution Growth, Disney Accelerator, and Hiro Capital. Investors in the round: Ares Management, Hiro Capital, Revolution Growth Industry: eSports, Gaming, Sports, Video Founders: Bruce Karsh, Bruce Stein, Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis Founding year: 2015 Total equity funding raised: $82.5M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. 3. Jadu $36.0M Round: Series A Description: Jadu is a mobile app that allows fans to perform alongside holograms of their favorite musicians and performers. Founded by Asad J Malik in 2019, Jadu has now raised a total of $43.0M in total equity funding and is backed by General Catalyst, Coinbase Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund/VRF, LionTree, and LG Technology Ventures. Investors in the round: Bain Capital Crypto, Cozomo De‚ÄôMedici, LG Technology Ventures, Permit Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund/VRF Industry: Apps, Augmented Reality, Mobile Apps Founders: Asad J Malik Total equity funding raised: $43.0M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. 2. BuildOps $43.0M Round: Series A Description: BuildOps enables subcontractors to run their entire business on one software solution that manages their invoicing & billing, scheduling, estimates, proposals, payments, workflows, custom forms, financial reporting, and more. Founded by Alok Chanani, Neeraj Mittal, and Steve Chew in 2018, BuildOps has now raised a total of $48.8M in total equity funding and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, Founders Fund, Global Founders Capital, and StepStone Group. Investors in the round: 1984 Ventures, Fika Ventures, Founders Fund, Global Founders Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, MetaProp, Metta World Peace, Next47, Stephen Stokols, StepStone Group Industry: Commercial Real Estate, Information Technology, Mobile, SaaS, Software Founders: Alok Chanani, Neeraj Mittal, Steve Chew Founding year: 2018 Total equity funding raised: $48.8M 1. LinearB $50.0M Round: Series B Description: LinearB is an analytics platform for software development organizations that improves productivity based on objective data driven insights. Founded by Dan Lines and Ori Keren in 2018, LinearB has now raised a total of $70.6M in total equity funding and is backed by Tribe Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Battery Ventures, 83North, and TechAviv Founder Partners. Investors in the round: 83North, Battery Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Tribe Capital Industry: Analytics, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Software Founders: Dan Lines, Ori Keren Founding year: 2018 Total equity funding raised: $70.6M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. 1. Zora $50.0M Round: Seed Description: Zora operates as a crypto-driven marketplace. Founded by Dai Hovey, Dee Goens, Ethan Daya, Jacob Horne, Slava Kim, and Tyson Battistella in 2020, Zora has now raised a total of $52.0M in total equity funding and is backed by Paradigm, Coinbase Ventures, Haun Ventures, Village Global, and Kindred Ventures. Investors in the round: Coinbase Ventures, Haun Ventures, Kindred Ventures Industry: Marketplace Founding year: 2020 Total equity funding raised: $52.0M MarketplaceLIVE is evolving and expanding this year into a hybrid format across several days. Over the three days, you’ll be able to engage in global stories, speed network with industry peers, join our first-ever technical user conference, and end with our thought leadership event taking place both virtually and in-person from The Glasshouse in NYC. MarketplaceLIVE is the place where the complete community of cloud and digital stakeholders can come together to learn, cross-pollinate ideas, and network If you’re unable to join us in person, we have you covered with an interactive virtual experience. ****The first 10 to register for in-person will receive complimentary registration (valued at $499), use discount code: ALLEYWATCH***

Ted Leonsis Investments

12 Investments

Ted Leonsis has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in OxiWear as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2021.

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Ted Leonsis Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/17/2021

Seed VC

OxiWear

$1.25M

No

7

10/29/2021

Unattributed VC

Kiswe Mobile

Yes

1

4/30/2019

Series C

Professional Fighters League

$30M

No

5

8/8/2018

Series B

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$99M

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10

4/11/2018

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

11/17/2021

10/29/2021

4/30/2019

8/8/2018

4/11/2018

Round

Seed VC

Unattributed VC

Series C

Series B

Series B

Company

OxiWear

Kiswe Mobile

Professional Fighters League

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Amount

$1.25M

$30M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Sources

7

1

5

10

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Ted Leonsis Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Ted Leonsis has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was WinView on March 10, 2020.

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3/10/2020

Acquired

$99M

1

11/17/2016

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$99M

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10

Date

3/10/2020

11/17/2016

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

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$99M

$99M

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