Investments
130 Investments in 87 Companies
Exits
13 IPOs & 17 Acquisitions
Founders:
Yves Sisteron, Steve Lebow, Steven Dietz
Funds Raised:
$1.1B
Categories:
Finance
Description:
Upfront Ventures is a venture capital firm focusing on investments in early stage technology companies.
Website:
http://www.upfront.com

Investor Details

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Founded:
January 1, 1996
Aliases:
grp-partners, global-retail-partners
Type:
Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, and Private Equity Investments
Sectors:
Advertising, Mobile, E-Commerce
Regions:
Europe United States

Upfront Ventures, previously GRP Partners, is an LA based Venture Capital firm that focuses on early stage investments (mostly Seed & Series A).

GRP, rebranded as Upfront Ventures in June 2013, has been operating since 1996, making investments in tech companies like Overture, CitySearch, BillMeLater, Envestnet, DealerTrack, CyberSource, Qualys, and HDI in that time. For the firm, the rebrand represents its movement toward a new, 21st-century style of investing, emphasizing openness and transparency.

  • ALL DAY MEDIA
    Sharing Stories With People Who Want To Be Amazed By The World
    Dec 16, 2014 - Invested in $2M Seed Round with 8 others
  • Ring
    We are a company that creates experiences in cities, malls, airports, stadiums using beacons; we give context and commitment
    Dec 4, 2014 - Invested in $4.5M Series A with 4 others
  • uBeam
    uBeam is a wireless power startup that transmits power over-the-air to charge electronic devices.
    Oct 30, 2014 - Invested in $10M Series A with 11 others
  • Seedling
    Celebrating childhood, one moment at a time. We design beautiful, innovative products to help families imagine, create & play together.
    Oct 29, 2014 - Invested in $7M Venture Round with 1 other
  • Luxe Valet
    Luxe is a new service that sends valets to park for you, wherever you are -- it’s fast, stress-free and reliable.
    Oct 23, 2014 - Invested in $5.5M Seed Round with 11 others
  • Osmo
    Reimagining Entertainment with Education. Digital with Physical.
    Oct 16, 2014 - Invested in $12M Series A with 2 others
  • 6Sensor Labs
    6Sensor is developing breakthrough consumer products enabling you to know what's in your food.
    Sep 11, 2014 - Invested in $4M Seed Round with 5 others
  • Retention Science
    Retention Science, the global leader in Retention Marketing, is the best way to target, engage and retain your customers.
    Aug 5, 2014 - Invested in $7M Series A with 5 others

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