Illuminate Ventures

Illuminate Ventures

Illuminate Ventures


6114 La Salle Avenue,Suite 323,Oakland, CA 94611-2802

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Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Illuminate Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in US-based high growth, capital efficient high technology companies. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of Internet, SaaS, cloud computing, infrastructure, data analytics, security, IIoT, technology enabled services and mobile and wireless solutions.Illuminate Ventures is typically the first institutional investor at early stages, but they also invest at a point where established companies seeking for first equity financing. They invest in Series and Seed rounds by filling the gap between angel capital and larger funding rounds of traditional VCs. The firm is particularly interested in new and innovative business ideas led by committed, talented and diverse teams, particularly those that include women entrepreneurs. They also make co investments.

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New Relic, Inc. purchases Opsmatic, Inc. from General Catalyst LLC, Freestyle Capital LLC, Illuminate Ventures, Morado Venture Management LLC, Detroit Venture Partners LLC, Slow Ventures LLC, AME Cloud Ventures, Index Ventures SA, Columbus Nova Technology Partners

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Forward Ventures LLC purchases CalmSea, Inc. from Altos Ventures Management, Inc., SunBridge Partners, Inc., Illuminate Ventures

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Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits and foundations. First Republic clients work with a single relationship manager who coordinates a team of lending, deposit, investment management, trust and brokerage professionals. Preferred banking and wealth management offices are located in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland (Ore.), Boston, Greenwich and New York City. Publicly traded under the NYSE stock symbol "FRC," First Republic is a component of the S&P Total Market Index, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, the Russell 1000®, Russell 3000® and Russell Global indices, and six Dow Jones indices. The Bank exceeds all of the current regulatory guidelines to be well-capitalized and is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender


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Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Pyze, Inc. engages in the design, development and production of prepackaged software. The company was founded by Dickey Singh, Prabhjot Sing and John Chisholm and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

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Jetstream Software, Inc. engages in the innovation of cloud software development services. It offers JetStream Cross-Cloud Platform that provides cloud data management. The company was founded by Serge Shats, Rich Petersen and Tom Critser in 2016 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Bid Ops, Inc. engages in the development of business platform. Its product automates negotiations for enterprise procurement. The company was founded by Edmund Zagorin in 2017 and is headquartered in Laguna Niguel, CA.

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