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Websiteflatironpartners.com
Blogtheflack.blogspot...
Phone212-994-7880
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Founded1996
DescriptionVenture capital firm

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915 Broadway
Suite 1408
New York, NY, 10010
USA

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Flatiron Partners

In 1996, Fred Wilson co-founded Flatiron Partners with his partner Jerry Colonna. Flatiron, named after the Flatiron District, became a successful, primarily follow-on investment fund in the New York City area, with investments in notable Dot-com bubble successes and failures including Alacra, comScore Networks, Yoyodyne, Geocities, Kozmo.com, New York Times Digital, PlanetOut, Return Path, Scout electromedia, Standard Media International, Starmedia, and VitaminShoppe.com. The firm’s 1996 fund capitalized at $150 million with two investors: SOFTBANK Technology Ventures and Chase Capital Partners, the private-equity arm of Chase Manhattan Corp. The firm later raised another fund capitalized at $500 million with Chase Capital Partners as the sole active LP. In 2001, Wilson and Colonna essentially shut down Flatiron (although they still manage what remains of its portfolio). Wilson offered a blunt assessment in July 2005 in Business 2.0, “Yeah, boy, we really screwed up a bunch of things.”

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Company Date Round Size Participants
comScore 6/2002Series D$20M7
comScore 8/2001Series C$15M5
Answers Corporation 5/2000Series D$28M3
GeoCities 1997Series C$5M2
GeoCities 1996Series B$8M1

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  1. comScore Networks Secures $20 Million In Series D Financing (comscore.com) [edit]
  2. comScore Networks, Inc. Secures $15 Million In Series C Financing (comscore.com) [edit]
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  4. avc.com [edit]
  5. GeoCities (avc.com) [edit]
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