Our investment in HurryUp

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in HurryUp. HurryUp is the first purpose-built logistics network dedicated to maximizing the value of returned e-commerce inventory.

Ryan Broshar
1/27/2022
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
1/24/2022
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.

1/21/2022
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
1/19/2022
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
12/17/2021
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
12/9/2021
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
12/8/2021
Our investment in Helio Home

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Helio Home. Helio Home is an online platform that designs the easiest and most cost effective path to whole home electrification.

Natty Zola
12/6/2021
Our investment in Benny

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Benny. Benny is a lending platform that helps employees participate in their company’s equity, stock, and benefits programs.

Ryan Broshar
12/1/2021
Hello from Matchstick's Head of Network, Shannon Shroyer

I’m excited to announce I’ve joined Matchstick Ventures and this group of amazing humans as the first Head of Network. Click below to learn more about me and why I'm thrilled about this role.

Shannon Shroyer
10/25/2021
Tilt secures $7.4M in Series A Funding

Tilt, one of our Fund II portfolio companies, has raised $7.4 million in Series A funding to improve leave management through its service solution platform. We're proud of this team and are so grateful to be a part of their journey!

Ryan Broshar
10/11/2021
Fiveable raises $10M Series A from USV and Owl Ventures

We're thrilled to share that Fiveable has raised it's Series A from Union Square Ventures and Owl Ventures - two leaders in VC and EdTech. Fiveable is “the hallways of the educational internet” and had over 7M students study, meet and connect on their platform last year. The additional capital will help Fiveable be the student-led, community-powered home of online learning to help students take ownership over their futures.

Learn more: TechCrunch article, USV blog post, Fiveable blog post

Image Credits: FeelPic / Getty Images

Natty Zola
9/28/2021
Our investment in Buncha

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Buncha. Buncha is a weekly neighborhood grocery delivery service focusing on affordability through grouping orders together.

Ryan Broshar
9/28/2021
Matchstick Ventures Fund III: More Fuel For The Fire

Today we are excited to announce the closing of Matchstick Ventures Fund III. It is a $55 million fund supporting pre-seed and seed stage software companies in the rapidly growing, yet underserved startup ecosystems of the North and the Rockies regions of the US. We're excited to continue our mission of helping more startups strike! Please click here to read our full announcement.

Natty Zola
9/14/2021
Cured Raised $10M Series A; Launches Next Generation Healthcare Digital Marketing & CRM Solutions

Cured, a healthcare digital marketing and customer relationship management (CRM) platform, today announced it has closed an oversubscribed $10 million Series A funding round. The round was led by DNA Capital and included participation from new investors CU Healthcare Innovation Fund and UCHealth. Existing investors High Alpha, Waterline Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and Headwater Ventures also participated.

Ryan Broshar
9/13/2021