StackHawk raises Series B

Big congrats to Joni, Ryan, Scott and the entire StackHawk team on raising their Series B to continue their leadership driving Developer-First Security. This new capital will acclerate their novel approach to application and API security testing.

Natty Zola
PingPong acquired by Grain

We're excited to share the exciting news that PingPong (a stealth investment from Matchstick) is joining Grain! Together, they're going to build Grain into the category-leader in helping teams capture the power of video. A huge thank you to Jeff, Murphy and the whole PingPong team for such hard work and dedication over the PingPong journey.

Grain is also announcing they've raised $16M in Series A funding, led by Tiger Global Management.

Excited for what's to come for these teams! Congrats to everyone involved!

Natty Zola
Landline raises $28M in new funding

Landline recently announced a new $28 million investment led by our friends at Drive Capital. The funding — which is nearly three times Landline’s initial fundraising — brings its total invested capital to $38 million. With this funding, they have many big things planned including launching their newest airline partnership with American Airlines!

Ryan Broshar
Social healthcare startup Reema Health raises $8 million

Reema announced Wednesday, 3/30 that it raised a seed round of $8 million to expand its social healthcare platform. Keep up the great work, Reema team!

Ryan Broshar
How Colorado startups attracted $6.8 billion in venture investments in 2021

A record venture capital year is credited to the budding Colorado ecosystem for startups and talent in the works for more than a decade.

Ryan Broshar
Branch raises $75M to help workers get paid faster

Branch, a Matchstick Fund I portfolio company that aims to power faster payments to contract workers with its technology, has raised $75 million in a Series C funding round that has closed just six months after it announced its last financing round.

Ryan Broshar
Our investment in Delfina

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Delfina. Delfina is an intelligent pregnancy care platform for healthier moms and babies.

Ryan Broshar
Our investment in Kahilla

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Kahilla. Kahilla is a digital platform providing equitable access to coaching and community for women in the corporate world.

Natty Zola
Inspectorio Raises $50M Series B

We're so excited to share that Inspectorio, a Minnesota-based Matchstick Fund I portfolio company, has announced their $50M Series B. This team is doing great work, and we're so grateful for the chance to participate in their Series B round.

Ryan Broshar
soona raises $35 Series B from Bain Capital Ventures

Big news from soona today as they announce their $35M Series B led by Bain Capital Ventures. They're excited to welcome Scott Friend and Dawit Heck to the team. Read more from Bain Capital Ventures on their blog.

Natty Zola
Colorado startups crush venture funding record in 2021 with $6.5B raised

We're building a great entreprenurial community here in Colorado.

Last year, Colorado companies raised $6.5 billion in venture funding, topping the previous record of $2.7 billion set in 2019 and repeated in 2020, according to new data released by PitchBook in its quarterly Venture Monitor report. That number dwarfs Colorado funding in 2006, PitchBook’s first year of tracking, that totaled $775 million.

According to PitchBook’s metropolitan data, Denver raised $6.1 billion across 399 deals last year, outpacing Miami’s $4 billion across 272 deals and Austin’s $4.9 billion from 387 deals.

“We’re kind of doing it in a way that’s more about hard work, adding value and maybe less flash than other places over the last few years,” Natty said.

Spekit raises $45M Series B from Craft Ventures and Felicis

We're thrilled at the progress of Spekit, who are redefining the way employees onboard and master their roles. We are excited to bring on such high quality investors. Congrats Mel and Zari!

Natty Zola
Pikup raises $1.8M in VC funds

Pikup, a Twin Cities startup that is setting up a 'milkman' system of regular neighborhood delivery routes, has raised $1.8M in funding. We're grateful to have been a part of Pikup's journey and are excited to see where this team takes the company!

Ryan Broshar
CometChat raises $10M Series A from Signal Peak

CometChat which has built an in-app chat product for evelopers, has announced that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding, led by Signal Peak Ventures. The company has been scaling fast and we're thrilled to bring on new capital and partners to accelerate their scaling.

Natty Zola
Our investment in Onward Delivery

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Onward Delivery. Onward Delivery is a freight marketplace that connects heavy goods retailers with trucks already heading towards their delivery destination.

Natty Zola