Our investment in Tab Commerce
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Tab Commerce. Tab Commerce is an intelligent expense control software designed to maximize restaurant profitability.
Two Boxes, a Denver logistics startup, exits stealth with $4.5M raise
Two Boxes, the best way for brands and 3PLs to process returns and capture critical data from the return process, emerged from stealth today with $4.5 million in seed funding. We are so excited for this team, and the chance to participate in this round (and their prior round) with Vinyl Capital and Range Ventures.
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Two Boxes Raises $4.5M In Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
Denver logistics startup exits stealth with $4.5M raise (Colorado Inno)
Zed Announces $10M Series A led by Redpoint and Launches its Collaborative Code Editor
Zed Industries, the maker of a high-performance, multiplayer code editor, today announced it raised a $10 million Series A funding round, bringing total investment in the company to $12.5 million. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures (Matchstick was a Seed round investor). The company is also launching Zed, its code editor built from scratch to treat collaboration as a first-class concern, into beta after a successful alpha development phase. We are super excited for this launch and to bring on great partners at Redpoint. Check out this great video overview from Redpoint.
HR technology startup Tilt raises $10M in new funding
Tilt, a human-resources technology platform that helps companies and employees navigate the leave process, has raised $10 million in new investment capital. Congratulations to the Tilt team, and keep up the good work!
Intelligems raises $4M to help brands maximize their margins
The founders of Intelligems first met while working at the ridesharing company Via Transportation in New York, where they ran the company's pricing strategies. They set out on their own in 2020 to introduce those strategies to e-commerce brands. Keep up the great work, Intelligems team!
Treet raises $3.5M to help modern brands grow responsibly with branded resale
We're so excited about the progress Treet has made and excited to bring First Round Capital onto the team. Since our their last round in June 2021, they went from 2 co-founders to a 15-person all-star team, from 5 brands to 65+, and increased GMV by over 600%. Congrats to the Treet team on this round of new funding!
Our investment in Frate
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Frate. Frate is a returns solution for ecommerce retailers and consumers that decreases costs and emissions associated with each return.
Manufacturing software startup Fulcrum raises $18.8M, emerging from stealth
Fulcrum, a Minneapolis-based software-as-a-service firm focused on modernizing manufacturing, has exited stealth mode to announce it has raised $18.8 million in Series A financing. This funding round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and we participated along with Bread & Butter Ventures, Motivate Venture Capital, Battery Ventures, Social Starts, and Schematic Ventures. We're so excited to be along on this journey with the Fulcrum team!
Our investment in Presta
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Presta. Presta is an end-to-end lending platform that helps financial institutions streamline the lending process so they can spend more time with borrowers and less time on manual, tedious back-end tasks. See their press release or read our blog post below.
A first of many, Matchstick Fall Campfire was "lit"
Matchstick Ventures hosted our first (of many to come) “Matchstick Campfire” at the A-Lodge in Boulder, CO from October 4-5. This event was held as a retreat for founders within the Matchstick portfolio to step away from the day-to-day for 24 hours to focus on community building, personal growth and leadership evolution.. We had an incredible time connecting with founders through several workshops, some time outside, and, of course, music by a roaring campfire to end the night.
Some things founders shared with us that they enjoyed about the Campfire included: the chance to step away from computers and focus on personal and professional growth, being in nature, getting to know other founders in the portfolio, great content in the sessions, open attitudes, the intimate group size, and, of course, good food.
All around, this was an amazing event and we hope to host events similar to this for groups of portfolio founders 2-3 times per year in the years to come!
Broadlume raises $60M
Congrats to our friends at Broadlume who just announced their raise of $60M from PSG to lay their software across the flooring industry. Learn more on the Broadlume biog.
TechCrunch Live Event: Why this Californian founder moved to Minneapolis to build a B2B fintech
With a recording included, this article includes the interview of Atif Siddiqi, founder and CEO of Branch, and Ryan Broshar on how the venture ecosystem of Minneapolis has evolved over the years. The two share their tips for founders outside coastal tech hubs looking to raise capital, bring in customers and make an impact on their industries far beyond their immediate locales.
Our investment in Bean
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Bean. Bean is a marketplace and workflow management platform for accounting and finance services.
Our investment in Coherent
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Coherent. Coherent is an opinionated API for human readable blockchain data, empowering the next wave of web3 internet innovation.
Natty featured on Found in the Rockies podcast
Natty joined Les Craig from Next Frontier Ventures to talk about his background and the Colorado startup ecosystem.