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Sandbox Venture, 1/2008 $18.8M
Cultivian Sandbox Food and Agriculture Fund II, 8/2013 $150M


213 N Racine
Chicago, IL, 60607
San Francisco, USA
444 Townsend Street
Suite 3
San Francisco, CA, 94107


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Sandbox Industries

Sandbox Industries is an early-stage venture capital firm and startup foundry with locations in Chicago and San Francisco.

Founded in 2003, Sandbox launches new businesses and invests in seed-stage software and tech-enabled businesses. Sandbox is also one of the founders and investors in Excelerate, a summer-long boot camp to help entrepreneurs build great companies by providing them with mentors, customers, and investors.

The firm also has an exclusive relationship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to manage a corporate venture fund that invests in healthcare technology and technology-enabled services. Sandbox and the BCBS Venture Partners have joined to found Healthbox, an accelerator for healthcare-related startups which gives teams access to mentors, seed funding and office space. Healthbox’s first class began in January 2012.

Sandbox’s internally founded companies include CakeStyle, CareSimply, doggyloot, Foodini, Lab42, Lost Crates, Get Fresh Kit, GetAFive, and Marbles: The Brain Store. View the entire portfolio here.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
AbilTo 3/2014Series B$6M3
ZeOmega 9/2013Private Equity$21.5M3
doggyloot 8/2013Series A$2.5M2
Change Healthcare 8/2013Series D$15M8
EveryMove 4/2013Series A$3.5M4
Foodini 11/2012Seed2
GetAFive 11/2012Seed2
CareSimply 11/2012Seed2
Patientco 8/2012Series A$3.75M2
CakeStyle 8/2012Seed$1M1
Change Healthcare 1/2012Series C$9.3M4
ScholarPRO 1/2012Series A$1M1
doggyloot 9/2011Seed1
FanGo 4/2011Series A$175k1
Alltuition 3/2011Seed$1M5
FeeFighters 1/2011Angel$1M5
BabbaCo 1/2011Seed2
Nexidia 10/2010Series F$23M8
Lab42 10/2010Seed1
Phreesia 5/2010Series D$16M6
Bloom Health 1/2010Series A$5M2
Phreesia 2/2009Series C$11.6M5
Initiate Systems 10/2008Venture Round$5M2



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  3. AbilTo nets $6 mln Series B funds ( [edit]
  4. ZeOmega Closes $21.5M Growth Equity Financing ( [edit]
  5. DoggyLoot Raises $2.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  6. Change Healthcare raises another $15M to help you save money on medical bills ( [edit]
  7. EveryMove receives $3.5M in fresh funding ( [edit]
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  9. Press Release: GetAFive Launches its Online Advanced Placement Prep Program To Help Students Ace Their Classes and the AP Exam ( [edit]
  10. CareSimply Helps People Find Caregiver Online ( [edit]
  11. Healthcare Expense Management Leader Patientco Receives $3.75M in funding led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries ( [edit]
  12. CakeStyle Raises $1M To Bring Handpicked Women’s Fashion To Your Doorstep ( [edit]
  13. Change Healthcare Closes Series C with Support from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries ( [edit]
  14. Startup Focuses on Scholarship "Pain Point" ( [edit]
  15. doggyloot Raises Funding from Sandbox Ventures ( [edit]
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  17. EduLender Raises $1 Million For Student Loan Comparison Search Engine ( [edit]
  18. FeeFighters Raises $1.6 Million To Be The BillShrink For Business Services ( [edit]
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  20. Nexidia Secures over $23 Million in New Equity Funding ( [edit]
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  22. NYC Startup That Makes Patient Check-in Easier (Phreesia) Raises $16 Million ( [edit]
  23. Startup Bloom Health raised $5M ( [edit]
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