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.

Natty Zola
9/13/2022
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.

Natty Zola
9/8/2022
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 Zola
8/12/2022
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.

Natty Zola
8/10/2022
Our investment in Jawa

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Jawa. Jawa is a community-driven online marketplace for gamers, with an initial focus on custom gaming computers.

Natty Zola
8/8/2022
Airspace Link announces Series B

Airspace Link announces a $23M Series B round as they rapidly grow, led by Avanta Ventures and including Morningside, Caprock, Altos Ventures, Indicator Ventures, 2048 Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners and Thales Group. Congratulations to the Airspace Link team!

Ryan Broshar
6/23/2022
Airspace Link's drone tracking platform gathers government customers before going global

Detroit-based Airspace Link has positioned itself as a provider of increasingly important infrastructure in the burgeoning drone services space, letting operators get local and federal approval quickly. With $23 million in new backing, the company now plans to take its platform to other countries looking to get their drone industries off the ground.

Ryan Broshar
6/22/2022
Helio's Eric Reinhardt: Switching from natural gas to electricity will reduce Colorado’s smog

Eric Reinhardt, founder of Matchstick portfolio company Helio Home, wrote this opinion piece in The Colorado Sun about the power of reimagining how we power our homes and our lives in reducing smog, specifically in the Denver area.

Natty Zola
6/13/2022
Our investment in Improovy

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Improovy. Improovy is a digital marketplace that connects homeowners to vetted painting contractors, providing a seamless end-to-end experience.

Ryan Broshar
6/13/2022
Our investment in After

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in After. After is a modern, online-first experience to help people plan and pay for the passing of their loved ones.

Natty Zola
5/23/2022
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
5/12/2022
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
4/13/2022
Our investment in Scholars

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Scholars. Scholars is a tool that empowers employers to better engage and retain early-career talent from offer acceptance to start date.

Natty Zola
4/11/2022
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
4/9/2022
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
3/30/2022