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Investments

8

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

1

About Upstart Venture

UpStart Ventures, a venture capital firm founded in 2009, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The firm invests primarily in early-stage healthcare companies with disruptive market-shifting technologies. It's investment strategy represents a unique combination of idea generation, science discovery, seed stage investing, venture judgment and company management.

Upstart Venture Headquarter Location

417 Wakara Way Suite 3510

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108,

United States

801-505-0630

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Pet tech startup Pawzy wins Queen’s University pitch competition

Dec 10, 2019

Pet tech startup Pawzy wins Queen’s University pitch competition A newly launched pet tech startup from Toronto has won its first pitch competition, earning the top prize after competing against eight startups during the UPstart Venture Challenge. UPstart Venture Challenge is a pitch competition led by Queen’s Venture Network and was created to give alumni and students the opportunity to present creative business plans. “The pet health industry is the next major sector poised for innovation.” – Pawzy founder Kerri-Lynn McAllister Pawzy, which has developed a platform that connects Canadian pet owners with health and educational resources, took home $30,000 from the pitch competition. The competition, which received a total of 45 applications, awarded second place to The Gist, which won $15,000, and third place to Forvera Health, which won $10,000. Launched in September, Pawzy aims to allow pet owners to compare health providers and services for their pets, and connect them with veterinarians on-demand. Its platform has a breed selector tool that helps match potential pet owners to an ideal dog, as well as veterinary-approved advice within its breed guides. Pawzy’s goal is to provide a hub for both breeders and adoption agencies and has plans to expand its services to other pets in 2020.

Upstart Venture Investments

8 Investments

Upstart Venture has made 8 investments. Their latest investment was in Teller Finance as part of their Series A on February 2, 2022.

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Upstart Venture Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/23/2022

Series A

Teller Finance

$6.85M

Yes

2

2/27/2020

Series D - II

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$99M

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10

8/7/2019

Series D

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$99M

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10

1/7/2015

Series B

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$99M

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10

5/30/2014

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

2/23/2022

2/27/2020

8/7/2019

1/7/2015

5/30/2014

Round

Series A

Series D - II

Series D

Series B

Series A - II

Company

Teller Finance

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Amount

$6.85M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

10

10

10

10

Upstart Venture Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Upstart Venture has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Sera Prognostics on July 16, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/16/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

1

Date

7/16/2021

Exit

IPO

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Public

Sources

1

Upstart Venture Fund History

1 Fund History

Upstart Venture has 1 fund, including Upstart Life Sciences Capital LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/30/2011

Upstart Life Sciences Capital LP

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$19M

1

Closing Date

6/30/2011

Fund

Upstart Life Sciences Capital LP

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Open

Amount

$19M

Sources

1

Upstart Venture Team

4 Team Members

Upstart Venture has 4 team members, including current Founding Partner, Dennis B. Farrar.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Dennis B. Farrar

Founding Partner

Current

Steve Borst

Act/pc, American WholeHealth, Pelion Venture Partners, and Frontenac

Managing Director

Current

Steve Borst

Managing Director

Current

Theodore Stanley

Managing Director

Current

Name

Dennis B. Farrar

Steve Borst

Steve Borst

Theodore Stanley

Work History

Act/pc, American WholeHealth, Pelion Venture Partners, and Frontenac

Title

Founding Partner

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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