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Investments

199

Portfolio Exits

74

Funds

14

About Walden Venture Capital

Walden Venture Capital focuses on investments in Digital Media, Technology-Enabled Services, and Internet Commerce companies. It invests across all stages of growth, from startups to public corporations.

Walden Venture Capital Headquarter Location

750 Battery Street Suite 700

San Francisco, California, 94111,

United States

415-391-7225

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Brief: Jay-Z fund backs plant-based NUGGS maker Simulate

Jun 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 Marcy Venture Partners , a VC firm founded by music moguls Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter and Jay Brown alongside Walden Venture Capital ‘s Larry Marcus, has invested in plant-based protein startup Simulate , Bloomberg reports . New York-based Simulate — which produces chicken analogs NUGGS and DISCS — closed its Series B round earlier this month, securing $50 million in funding from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six and frozen foods giant McCain , among others [disclosure: AFN‘s parent company, AgFunder , is an investor in Simulate.] A Simulate spokesperson confirmed Marcy Venture Partners’ participation in the round — which valued the startup at $250 million — but did not detail the size of the firm’s investment. Why it matters: Hip hop star Jay-Z has backed a number of agrifoodtech ventures – either in his capacity as an individual investor, or through Marcy Ventures Partners and Arrive – the VC arm of his Roc Nation label. He, Brown, and Ohanian are investors in plant-based patty maker Impossible Foods alongside a host of other celebrities including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, and Trevor Noah. Find out why AgFunder invested in Simulate here Marcy Venture Partners’ other food-related portfolio companies include vegan cookie brand Partake Foods . Arrive has invested in US grab-and-go salad chain Sweetgreen and Indonesian ‘new retail’ coffee concept Kopi Kenangan , among others. Share on email

Walden Venture Capital Investments

199 Investments

Walden Venture Capital has made 199 investments. Their latest investment was in iTrustCapital as part of their Series A on January 1, 2022.

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Walden Venture Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/11/2022

Series A

iTrustCapital

$125M

Yes

21

10/26/2021

Series B

Bespoke Post

$40M

No

8

5/5/2021

Series A

Jock MKT

$10.07M

Yes

4

11/20/2020

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

5/21/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

1/11/2022

10/26/2021

5/5/2021

11/20/2020

5/21/2020

Round

Series A

Series B

Series A

Series A - II

Series A

Company

iTrustCapital

Bespoke Post

Jock MKT

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Amount

$125M

$40M

$10.07M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

21

8

4

10

10

Walden Venture Capital Portfolio Exits

74 Portfolio Exits

Walden Venture Capital has 74 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SoundHound on April 28, 2022.

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

4/28/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

8

7/14/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

6/2/2021

Acquired

$99M

7

5/16/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/23/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/28/2022

7/14/2021

6/2/2021

5/16/2019

1/23/2019

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

8

2

7

10

10

Walden Venture Capital Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Walden Venture Capital acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Gump's on March 09, 2005.

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

3/9/2005

$99M

Acquired

Date

3/9/2005

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

Walden Venture Capital Fund History

14 Fund Histories

Walden Venture Capital has 14 funds, including MVP Culture Opportunity Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/11/2019

MVP Culture Opportunity Fund

$12.11M

1

6/25/2019

MVP Travel Opportunity Fund

$2.15M

1

2/4/2015

Walden Venture Capital VIII

SBIC - Debentures

Closed

$107M

3

12/31/2009

Walden Venture Capital VII

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$99M

10

11/28/2000

WaldenVC II LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

7/11/2019

6/25/2019

2/4/2015

12/31/2009

11/28/2000

Fund

MVP Culture Opportunity Fund

MVP Travel Opportunity Fund

Walden Venture Capital VIII

Walden Venture Capital VII

WaldenVC II LP

Fund Type

SBIC - Debentures

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$12.11M

$2.15M

$107M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

3

10

10

Walden Venture Capital Team

11 Team Members

Walden Venture Capital has 11 team members, including current Managing Director, Art Berliner.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Art Berliner

Managing Director

Current

Arthur S. Berliner

Managing Director

Current

Lawrence D. Marcus

Managing Director

Current

Matthew R. Miller

Managing Director

Current

George Stephen Sarlo

Managing Director

Current

Name

Art Berliner

Arthur S. Berliner

Lawrence D. Marcus

Matthew R. Miller

George Stephen Sarlo

Work History

Title

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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