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DescriptionInvestment fund.






Start Fund

Start Fund, created in January 2011, is a joint venture between Yuri Milner and SV Angel. The fund was created to invest in Y Combinator startups and made its first set of investments in January 2011.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Apptimize 1/2014Seed$2.1M32
Betable 11/2013Series A$18.5M11
Swiftype 8/2013Seed$1.7M15
Siasto 8/2013Venture Round$750k3
EasyPost 6/2013Seed$850k12
imgIX 5/2013Series A5
First Opinion 3/2013Seed6
Virool 2/2013Seed$6.62M21
Kamcord 12/2012Seed$1.5M21
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
Submittable 11/2012Venture Round$750k6
Perfect Audience 10/2012Seed$1.1M11
Citus Data 6/2012Seed$1.65M9
Flutter 6/2012Seed$1.4M9
Clever 6/2012Seed$20k2
viaCycle 6/2012Seed2
Priceonomics 5/2012Seed$1.5M28
Socialcam 4/2012Angel36
LendUp 4/2012Seed2
MindSumo 3/2012Seed$1M5
Scan 2/2012Seed$1.7M12
Quartzy 2/2012Seed$1.2M10
TrustEgg 2/2012Seed$150k2
DoubleRecall 2/2012Seed$1.6M6
GoCardless 2/2012Venture Round$1.5M6
ClassDojo 1/2012Seed$1.6M15
Verbling 1/2012Seed$1M8
Embark 1/2012Seed3
Ridejoy 1/2012Seed$1.3M8
WireOver 1/2012Seed$150k1
Science Exchange 12/2011Seed$1.5M6
42Floors 12/2011Seed$400k6
Graffiti 12/2011Seed$1.6M6
MinoMonsters 11/2011Seed$1M9
Comprehend Systems 11/2011Seed$1.2M12
Kicksend 11/2011Seed$1.8M8
ZeroCater 8/2011Venture Round$1.5M15
Parse 8/2011Angel$1.5M15
drchrono 7/2011Seed$675k6
MemSQL 7/2011Seed$5M15
MongoHQ 6/2011Seed$417k6
Earbits 6/2011Seed$605k6
BakedCode 6/2011Seed$168k2
SellStage 6/2011Seed3
Inporia 5/2011Seed$1.25M10
Grubwithus 5/2011Angel$1.6M15
YouGotListings 3/2011Seed$150k2
SwipeGood 2/2011Venture Round$500k7
MinoMonsters 2/2011Seed$150k1
Noteleaf 1/2011Seed3
Taskforce 1/2011Venture Round2
FiveStars Loyalty 1/2011Seed$150k2



    Start Fund Raises First Round, Totaling Nearly $6.5 Million ( [edit]
  1. Mobile A/B Testing Startup Apptimize Raises $2.1M, Launches A Tool For Non-Developers ( [edit]
  2. Betable Raises $18.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  3. Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others ( [edit]
  4. Main Event Page enterprise Comment 0 inShare18 Siasto Raises $750,000 To Extend Task-Management Service Into Mobile Space ( [edit]
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  8. YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million “Seed” Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral ( [edit]
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  10. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  11. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  12. Submittable raises $750K to replace email (for real this time) ( [edit]
  13. Y Combinator-Backed Perfect Audience Makes Facebook Retargeting Easy (Even For Tech Bloggers), Raises $1.1M ( [edit]
  14. Y Combinator Alum Citus Data Wants To Make Scalable Data Analytics Accessible To Anyone ( [edit]
  15. Y Combinator Alum Flutter Raises $1.4 Million For Gesture Recognition Tech ( [edit]
  16. Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data ( [edit]
  17. YC-Backed viaCycle Is A Zipcar For Bikes ( [edit]
  18. YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel ( [edit]
  19. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
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  21. Corporate America’s next creative consultants? College kids on MindSumo ( [edit]
  22. Scan Gets $1.7M From Google Ventures And Shervin Pishevar To Make QR Codes Actually Useful ( [edit]
  23. Quartzy Scores $1.2M To Help Life Scientists Stay Organized ( [edit]
  24. Foresight Ventures ( [edit]
  25. Y Combinator Alum DoubleRecall Nabs $1.6 Million To Give Brands An Alternative To Paywalls ( [edit]
  26. Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator Put $1.5M In Online Bank Payments Platform GoCardless ( [edit]
  27. ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms ( [edit]
  28. Verbling Raises $1M To Link Up Language Learners Through Video Chat ( [edit]
  29. YC-Funded Embark Is Now Plotting Two Million Transit Trips A Month ( [edit]
  30. Social Ridesharing Startup Ridejoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others ( [edit]
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  32. Science Exchange’s Marketplace For Research Facilities Gets A $1.5 Million Boost ( [edit]
  33. 42Floors Takes Commercial Real Estate Online (Because Searching For Office Space Sucks) ( [edit]
  34. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  35. MinoMonsters Nabs $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, And More For Mobile Monster Battles ( [edit]
  36. Comprehend Systems Closes $1.2M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  37. Kicksend Grabs $1.8 Million From True Ventures, SV Angel & More For Dead Simple File Sharing ( [edit]
  38. ZeroCater Raises $1.5 Million For No-Hassle Office Lunches ( [edit]
  39. YC-Funded Parse: A Heroku For Mobile Apps ( [edit]
  40. drchrono Raises Funding To Bring Medical Records To The iPad ( [edit]
  41. Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More ( [edit]
  42. MongoHQ Raises $417K From Y Combinator, Lerer And SV Angel ( [edit]
  43. Earbits Snags $605K From Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures And Others ( [edit]
  44. YC-Funded Interstate Plots Your Development Progress On The Map ( [edit]
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  46. Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More ( [edit]
  47. Investors Cough Up $1.6 Million To Dine With Grubwithus, The Brilliant Social Dining Service ( [edit]
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  49. SwipeGood Raises $500K From Michael Birch And Others To Allow You To Donate With Each Purchase ( [edit]
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