Our investment in Liminal

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Liminal. Liminal delivers horizontal security for all generative AI, enabling CIOs and CISOs to take back complete control over AI data privacy, security, and sovereignty.

Natty Zola
Natty highlighted on The 23 most important VCs in the Rocky Mountain Region, according to other VCs

We are so proud of our very own Natty Zola for being named one of the most important investors in the Rockies!

Shannon Shroyer
Our investment in Silkline

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Silkline. Silkline is a modern operating system for B2B procurement, organizing communication with suppliers to deliver a more connected supply base.

Ryan Broshar
Leading AI events in Boulder: Our AI Builder Meetups are growing!

We loved seeing all the new faces at our AI Boulder meetup! 100s signed up, 80+ attendees! There is a ton of AI happening in Colorado and we're thrilled to host events to help the community make connections. Thanks to all the presenters and attendees. The monthly meetups will continue.

Natty Zola
Be 'a cockroach, not a unicorn': Chicago VCs advise founders how to land a pre-seed round in 2023

During Chicago Tech Week, Ryan Broshar participated in a panel that shared a lot of great tactical advice for founders building a company in the Midwest.

Shannon Shroyer
Matchstick Campfire Summer 2023 hosted in Minnesota this week

This week we hosted our Matchstick Campfire (founder retreat) in Minnesota! It was such an amazing and inspiring 24 hours with our incredible founders.Β We covered topics to improve negotiations, decision making, personal trajectory, and getting the most from a board. Of course we had a great founder story with the Sports Engine team and dinner at a classic Minnesota lake front supper club.

Shannon Shroyer
Launching the Startup Events and News in Colorado Substack

We have a great startup community but it could use a bit more organization...Each month we’ll send around an email with the following:

Events ← to help connect people

Colorado startup news ← to highlight cool stuff happening

New local startups launching and getting funding ← to build awareness for local companies

Insightful reading ← to help us all grow and be better

Hopefully, this helps bring our community together and allows us to support and help each other on a larger scale.

Natty Zola
Our investment in Freedev.ai

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Freedev.ai. Freedev.ai is building an AI agent platform for software teams that automates many common development tasks, including maintaining code documentation, managing technical debt, identifying and eliminating PII leakage problems, flagging and fixing SLA compliance issues, and resolving code vulnerability issues.



Natty Zola
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.

Ryan Broshar
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.


See more here:

Two Boxes Raises $4.5M In Seed Funding (FinSMEs)

Denver logistics startup exits stealth with $4.5M raise (Colorado Inno)

Ryan Broshar
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.

Natty Zola
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!

Ryan Broshar
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!

Ryan Broshar
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 FirstΒ 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!

Natty Zola
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.

Ryan Broshar