We're working on something new at CrunchBase. Edits have been disabled for a few days, but you can still contact us for urgent changes.
Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

General Information

DescriptionVenture Fund


Fund III, 8/2010 $73.5M
Floodgate Fund IV, 7/2012 $75M


Palo Alto, USA
820 Ramona St
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA, 94301


Managing Partner
Co - Founder & Partner
Chief Connector
Chief Hacker



FLOODGATE is a venture capital firm specializing in micro-cap investments in start-ups. The firm seeks to invest in technology related sectors. It typically invests between $150,000 and $1 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies located in either the San Francisco Bay Area or in Austin, Texas. It prefers to invest alongside other experienced private investors or top-tier venture firms. FLOODGATE is based in Palo Alto, California.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Boxbee 4/2014Seed$2.3M6
Pley 3/2014Venture Round$6.75M5
Front Desk HQ 2/2014Series A$4M4
Rise 2/2014Seed$2.3M4
Sharethrough 1/2014Venture Round$7M5
Shop Hers 12/2013Venture Round$3.5M7
Monetate 12/2013Series C$8M5
Written 11/2013Seed$1M2
Kanjoya 11/2013Series D$4.05M3
Logentries 9/2013Series A$10M4
DoubleDutch 9/2013Series C$10M4
Cardinal Blue Software 8/2013Seed$2.3M6
Buttercoin 8/2013Seed$1M6
Kapost 7/2013Series C$5.6M3
Xamarin 7/2013Series B$16M4
Keepsafe 7/2013Series A$3.4M3
Ayasdi 7/2013Series B$30.6M5
TouchOfModern 7/2013Series A$3M2
Outbox 7/2013Series A$5M9
Civitas Learning 6/2013Venture Round$8.75M6
FitStar 6/2013Series A$4M4
N3TWORK 6/2013Series A$12M3
Compare Metrics 5/2013Series A$4.2M10
Airphrame 5/2013Seed1
Tango Card 4/2013Series B$4.13M6
Ayasdi 3/2013Venture Round$182k2
myDocket 3/2013Series A$3.6M6
The Zebra 1/2013Seed$1.5M4
Connected Data 1/2013Series A$6M2
Lyft 1/2013Series B$15M5
Ayasdi 1/2013Series A$10M2
LiquidSpace 1/2013Series B$6M3
Refinery29 1/2013Series B$5.6M6
FitStar 12/2012Debt$1M4
Blueseed 12/2012Seed$300k5
OutboundEngine 11/2012Series A$3M4
DoubleDutch 11/2012Series B$4M3
Mango Health 11/2012Seed$1.6M5
Clever 10/2012Seed$3M14
M.dot 10/2012Seed$600k4
Streak 10/2012Convertible Note$1.9M10
Sharethrough 10/2012Series B$5M2
GENWI 9/2012Series B$2M2
Ensighten 9/2012Series A$15.5M5
Bigcommerce 9/2012Series B$20M2
Plair 8/2012Seed$2.1M2
One Jackson 8/2012Seed$2M5
One Jackson 8/2012Seed$2M5
Mango Health 7/2012Seed$1.45M5
Xamarin 7/2012Series A$12M3
Rally.org 6/2012Series A$7.9M21
Thanx 6/2012Convertible Note6
Wanelo 6/2012Venture Round$3M10
Civitas Learning 5/2012Venture Round$4.1M3
Mass Relevance 5/2012Series A$3.3M5
ModCloth 5/2012Series C$25M6
Stipple 5/2012Series A$5M13
Hitpost 4/2012Seed$2M2
DoubleDutch 4/2012Venture Round$2M2
IFTTT 1/2012Seed$1.5M16
Matchbox 12/2011Venture Round$2.5M3
TaskRabbit 12/2011Series B$17.8M8
ClearSlide 9/2011Series A$11M3
Lyft 9/2011Series A$6M4
Socialware 8/2011Series C$7M5
Okta 8/2011Series B$16.5M8
Complete Solar Solution 7/2011Series A1
Reverb Technologies 7/2011Series C$1.6M7
PixelFish 7/2011Venture Round$4M6
Slice 5/2011Series A$9.4M6
SBR Health 5/2011Seed$1.67M1
BranchOut 5/2011Series B$18M4
LiquidSpace 5/2011Series A$3.6M2
TaskRabbit 5/2011Series A$5M7
Rivet Games 4/2011Series B4
Kno 4/2011Series C$37.3M7
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
SpareFoot 3/2011Series B$3.5M4
Giftly 3/2011Seed$2.8M6
Egnyte 3/2011Series B$10M2
Pipewise 2/2011Series A$3.5M5
1000memories 2/2011Series A$2.52M8
ConnectAndSell 2/2011Series C$7.5M2
Socialware 2/2011Venture Round$3M3
Vook 1/2011Series A$5.25M2
Chloe & Isabel 1/2011Seed$3.25M10
PixelFish 12/2010Series B$2.1M1
LiquidSpace 12/2010Seed$1.3M2
Mass Relevance 12/2010Series A$2.2M4
Rally.org 12/2010Seed3
Monetate 12/2010Series A$5.1M2
Stipple 11/2010Seed$2M11
Sharethrough 10/2010Series A$5M2
WellnessFX 10/2010Series A$11M3
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
NewsCred 9/2010Seed$1M2
Ayasdi 9/2010Seed1
Pantheon 9/2010Seed$1.3M7
TaskRabbit 8/2010Seed$850k3
Lyft 8/2010Seed$1.2M3
ModCloth 6/2010Series B$19.8M6
Metamarkets 6/2010Seed$2.5M13
Formspring 3/2010Series A$2.5M11
PayNearMe 3/2010Series B$3.3M5
ngmoco 2/2010Series C$24.2M4
Vook 2/2010Seed$2.5M7
Okta 2/2010Series A$10M7
Demandforce 1/2010Venture Round3
RelTel 12/2009Seed$1M6
Gowalla 12/2009Series B$8.29M10
ReTel Technologies 12/2009Seed$1M8
TaskRabbit 10/2009Seed$1M3
SnapLogic 10/2009Series A$2.3M4
MPOWER Mobile 10/2009Venture Round$5M1
Egnyte 7/2009Series A$6M2
CoTweet 7/2009Series A$1.1M6
Mixer Labs 6/2009Series A6
PayNearMe 5/2009Series A$3M5
Kno 5/2009Angel$1.85M2
ngmoco 3/2009Series B$10M3
ModCloth 3/2009Series A$2.08M1
Hyper9 2/2009Series B$8M4
Smule 2/2009Series A$3.9M3
Dasient 2/2009Seed$2M3
OneSpot 2/2009Series A$4.2M3
National Payment Network 1/2009Series B3
DotBlu 12/2008Series A$2M2
B-Side Entertainment 11/2008Series B$4.25M5
AdRoll 9/2008Series A$4M9
Reputation.com 9/2008Series A$3M3
Hyper9 8/2008Series B1
RealTravel 8/2008Series C$800k2
Sharethrough 8/2008Seed$1M4
TownHog 5/2008Seed$1.88M4
Pownce 1/2008Angel2
Circle of Moms 1/2008Seed3
Hooja 12/2007Seed$1.25M4
Sendori 11/2007Series A$800k4
Mesmo.tv 10/2007Series A$900k7
Weebly 5/2007Angel$650k5
Anchor Intelligence 1/2007Series A$2M8
Chegg 1/2007Series A$2.2M2
B-Side Entertainment 10/2006Series A$3.1M4
Vizu Corporation 2/2006Series A$1M6
Badongo.com 1/2006Series A15
Digg 10/2005Series A$2.8M8
Odeo 8/2005Series A17



  1. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  2. Floodgate Targets $75M for Fourth Fund (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  3. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Raises $2.3 Million From Floodgate, Google Ventures, And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Pley Raises $6.7M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Front Desk Raises $4M Series A Led by Floodgate To Expand Its Mobile Business Management Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Meet Rise, The Diet App That Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds (And Keep It Off During The Holidays) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $17M More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Online Marketplace For Luxury Clothes And Goods Shop-Hers Raises $3.5M From Floodgate, Bono And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Monetate Raises $8M To Help Companies Target Online Customers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Written.com Raises $1M For A New Approach To Content Marketing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  13. LogEntries Secures $10M Led By Polaris Ventures To Scale Log Management For SMEs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Social Events Platform DoubleDutch Raises $10 Million Series C Led By Bessemer (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. PicCollage Raises $2.3M to Make its Mobile App More Social, Addictive (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  16. International Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Raises $1M to Revamp Remittance (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  17. Content Marketing Platform Kapost Raises $5.6M From Lead Edge And Floodgate (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Xamarin Raises $16M Series B Round Led By Lead Edge Capital, Passes 20,000 Paid Developer Seats (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. KeepSafe, The Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4M And Grows To 13M Users (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. Ayasdi Lands $30.6M To Help G.E., Citi, The U.S. Government And More Find The Needles In Big Data’s Haystack (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. Fab Lawsuit Resolved, TouchOfModern Raises $3M Series A And Looks Toward Asia (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  22. Outbox, The Startup That Digitizes Your Postal Mail, Raises $5 Million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Civitas Learning Raises $8.75M In Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  24. FitStar Raises $4M Round Led By Trinity To Make The Best iPad-Led Home Workouts (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  25. The Team Behind Ngmoco Raises $12M For N3twork, A Re-Imagined Way Of Browsing Mobile Content (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. Compare Metrics Receives $4.2M in First Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  27. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  28. Tango Card Raises Another $4.1M As Gift Cards Get More Enterprising (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  29. Ayasdi (venturedeal.com) [edit]
  30. Handshakez, Measuring Customer Engagement, Lands $3.6M Series A (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  31. Insurance Zebra Raises $1.5 Million From Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton & Birchmere To Be The Kayak For Auto Insurance (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  32. After A Successful Kickstarter Campaign, Connected Data Raises $6M For Its Transporter Secure Cloud Storage Device (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  33. Ahead Of Expansion, Lyft Parent Zimride Closed $15M In New Funding From Founders Fund And Existing Investors (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  34. DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  35. LiquidSpace Raises $6M in Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  36. Refinery29 Raises $3.5 Million Through A Private Offering, According To SEC Filing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  37. FitStar Raises $1M From Floodgate, Google Ventures To Revolutionize Home Fitness From The iPad (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  38. Mike Maples Gets On Board Blueseed’s Sea Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  39. Citation Needed [add]
  40. Mobile-First Enterprise Startup DoubleDutch Raises $4 Million Series B From Floodgate & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  41. There’s An App For That: Mango Health Gives Rewards For Taking Your Vitamins, Medicine Every Day (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  42. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  43. Backed By Floodgate, SV Angel & Others, M.dot Launches iOS App For Building Mobile Websites From Your iPhone (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  44. Streak Raises $1.9 Million For Gmail-Based CRM App (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  45. Sharethrough Raises $5M For Its Native Video Ad Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  46. GENWI Raises $2M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  47. Ensighten Raises $15.5M Series A Round To Provide Enterprise Tag Management (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  48. Bigcommerce Raises $20M To Help SMBs Manage E-Commerce (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  49. PLAiR Raises $2.1M in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  50. One Jackson Seeded With $2M to Connect Parents with Indie Clothing Designers (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  51. Citation Needed [add]
  52. Mango Health: A Mobile App For Rewarding People Who Stay On Track With Prescription Drugs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  53. Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  54. Social Fundraising Platform, Rally.org, Raises $7.9 Million to Rally the World (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  55. angel.co [edit]
  56. Naval Ravikant joins board of Wanelo as the fast-growing social commerce site expands beyond its mall rat demographic (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  57. Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  58. Social Syndication Startup Mass Relevance Raises $3.3M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  59. ModCloth Closes $25M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  60. Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  61. OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  62. DoubleDutch Secures $2M To Sell Geolocation To Businesses (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  63. IFTTT, A Glue Gun For Sticking The Web Together, Raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  64. Matchbox gets $2.5M for iPad college admissions app (masshightech.com) [edit]
  65. TaskRabbit Gets $17.8M For “Aggressive” Expansion, Wants To Grow Internationally And Beyond (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  66. ClearSlide Secures $11 Million from Greylock and Felicis to Expand Sales Communications Platform (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  67. Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  68. Morgan Stanley Leads $7M Round In Social Media Compliance Startup Socialware (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  69. Khosla, Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz Put $16.5M In Enterprise Cloud App Management Startup Okta (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  70. Complete Solar Solution, Inc. Announces Series A Investment from FLOODGATE (finance.yahoo.com) [edit]
  71. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  72. PixelFish Raises $4 Million To Help Small Businesses Tap Into Web Video (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  73. Online Shopping Startup ProjectSlice Raises $9.4 Million From Eric Schmidt, Michael Birch And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  74. Health-care video company SBR attracts $1.67M funding (masshightech.com) [edit]
  75. Exclusive: BranchOut Raises $18M For Facebook-Focused Professional Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  76. Cubicle Rental Startup LiquidSpace Closes $3.6 Million Series A Round (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  77. TaskRabbit Gets $5M From Shasta Ventures, First Round And Others To Help People Get Stuff Done (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  78. Rivet Games Raises Series B Financing for Next Gen Web, Social and Mobile Games (prweb.com) [edit]
  79. SEC Form D (sec.gov) [edit]
  80. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  81. SpareFoot Lands $1.5 Million For Online Marketplace For Self-Storage Companies (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  82. Giftly Now Lets You Give The Gift Of Discovery (And Some Money, Too) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  83. Kleiner leads $10M Egnyte funding (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  84. ccLoop Announces Series A Funding (ccloop.com) [edit]
  85. Greylock Invests $2.5 Million in 1000Memories (TCTV) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  86. ConnectAndSell Collects $7.5M Series C At $36.5M Valuation (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  87. Socialware Lands $3 Million To “Put Social Networks To Work” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  88. Vook Raises $5.25 Million, Builds Media That’s Fit For Tablets And Smartphones (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  89. New York Startups Shapeways, Chloe + Isabel, and HowAboutWe.com Rake in Cash (xconomy.com) [edit]
  90. Video Marketing Platform PixelFish Raises $2.1 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  91. techcrunch.com [edit]
  92. Mass Relevance Raises $1.7 Million For Brand-Focused Social Syndication Service (texastechpulse.com) [edit]
  93. Social Fundraising Platform Piryx Is Reborn As Rally.org With Top Investors In Tow (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  94. Monetate Secures $5.1 Million Financing to Support Continued Growth (prweb.com) [edit]
  95. Stipple Raises $2M From Kleiner Perkins, Mike Maples … And Justin Timberlake (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  96. Sharethrough raises $5M to turn video ads into viral hits (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  97. With Funding From Floodgate And More, WellnessFX Launches A Next-Gen WebMD (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  98. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  99. Reinventing News Syndication (blog.newscred.com) [edit]
  100. Citation Needed [add]
  101. Backed With $1.3 Million, Pantheon Launches Drupal-Based Web Development Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  102. TaskRabbit gets $850K to cross errands off your to-do list (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  103. techcrunch.com [edit]
  104. ModCloth Raises $19.8 Million Series B For Indie Fashion (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  105. TechCrunch: Metamarkets Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  106. NY Times (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
  107. Virtual Goods' Payment Firm Kwedit Raises $3.3M (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  108. TechCrunch, SEC (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  109. Vook Announces $2.5 Million in Seed Financing (marketwire.com) [edit]
  110. CBSE Date sheet 2014 (cbseresult.co) [edit]
  111. crunchbase.com [edit]
  112. RelTel captures $1M to analyze surveillance video (green.venturebeat.com) [edit]
  113. TechCrunch, SEC (crunchbase.com) [edit]
  114. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  115. Xconomy (xconomy.com) [edit]
  116. Data integration company SnapLogic raises another $2.3M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  117. DigitalMedia Wire (dmwmedia.com) [edit]
  118. EGNYTE ANNOUNCES $6M SERIES A FUNDING (freshnews.com) [edit]
  119. View my * My Posts * Facebook * Twitter * Friendfeed * LinkedIn * Digg * CoTweet Now in Public Beta; Get the Same Twitter CRM Tools as Big Brands (mashable.com) [edit]
  120. Looks Like Twitter Paid Mixer Labs $5.17M in Stock (gigaom.com) [edit]
  121. EDGAR [edit]
  122. Citation Needed [add]
  123. iPhone Game Publisher Raises $10 Million (pehub.com) [edit]
  124. SEC Filing (sec.gov) [edit]
  125. Venrock Leads Investment Round in Hyper9, Mike Maples Sr. Joins Its Board of Directors (austin.dbusinessnews.com) [edit]
  126. iPhone Developer Smule Raises $3.9 Million First Round (washingtonpost.com) [edit]
  127. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  128. Seeding Austin Startups: OneSpot And 7 Billion People Raise Series A Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  129. nationalpayment.net [edit]
  130. Online Social Gaming's DotBlu Raises $2M 1st Round (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  131. B-Side to enter feature distribution (variety.com) [edit]
  132. paidcontent (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  133. TechCrunch [edit]
  134. MAPLES INVESTMENTS BACKS HYPER9 (hyper9.com) [edit]
  135. Real Travel Raises Series C (equityhelpdesk.com) [edit]
  136. The Viral Video Guy Gets $1 Million In Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  137. SEC Filing (sec.gov) [edit]
  138. Pownce Raises Angel Funding (blog.wired.com) [edit]
  139. Circle of Moms gets circle of traffic (digital.venturebeat.com) [edit]
  140. venturebeat.com [edit]
  141. Citation Needed [add]
  142. techcrunch.com [edit]
  143. techcrunch.com [edit]
  144. Citation Needed [add]
  145. venturebeat.com [edit]
  146. VC Deals (hosting.mansellgroup.net) [edit]
  147. answers.vizu.com [edit]
  148. Citation Needed [add]
  149. goliath.ecnext.com []
  150. Odeo receives funding from Charles River (plus: Kapor, Kraus, O'Reilly, Kopelman, Conway...) (odeo.com) [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 4/16/14

Revision History RSS Picture


Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize »

TechCrunch Posts TechCrunch Logo Small Picture

Techmeme Posts Techmeme Logo Small Picture

External Links

CrunchBase API


Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy