Hello from Matchstick's Head of Network, Shannon Shroyer

I’m excited to announce I’ve joined Matchstick Ventures and this group of amazing humans as the first Head of Network. Click below to learn more about me and why I'm thrilled about this role.

Shannon Shroyer
10/25/2021
Fiveable raises $10M Series A from USV and Owl Ventures

We're thrilled to share that Fiveable has raised it's Series A from Union Square Ventures and Owl Ventures - two leaders in VC and EdTech. Fiveable is “the hallways of the educational internet” and had over 7M students study, meet and connect on their platform last year. The additional capital will help Fiveable be the student-led, community-powered home of online learning to help students take ownership over their futures.

Learn more: TechCrunch article, USV blog post, Fiveable blog post

Image Credits: FeelPic / Getty Images

Natty Zola
9/28/2021
Matchstick Ventures Fund III: More Fuel For The Fire

Today we are excited to announce the closing of Matchstick Ventures Fund III. It is a $55 million fund supporting pre-seed and seed stage software companies in the rapidly growing, yet underserved startup ecosystems of the North and the Rockies regions of the US. We're excited to continue our mission of helping more startups strike! Please click here to read our full announcement.

Natty Zola
9/14/2021
Cured Raised $10M Series A; Launches Next Generation Healthcare Digital Marketing & CRM Solutions

Cured, a healthcare digital marketing and customer relationship management (CRM) platform, today announced it has closed an oversubscribed $10 million Series A funding round. The round was led by DNA Capital and included participation from new investors CU Healthcare Innovation Fund and UCHealth. Existing investors High Alpha, Waterline Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, and Headwater Ventures also participated.

Ryan Broshar
9/13/2021
Our investment in Fulfilld

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund III has completed an investment in Fulfilld. Fulfilld develops a cloud-based warehouse management solution that creates a digital twin of the user’s warehouse to optimize employee productivity and efficiency using machine learning and tracking workforce biometrics.

Natty Zola
9/9/2021
Branch Raises $48M from Lee Fixel's Addition

Branch, which has built a flexible workforce payments platform, has announced that it has raised $48 million in Series B funding and closed on a $500 million credit facility. We're thrilled to be a part of their journey, along with Lee Fixel's Addition, Drive Capital, Crosscut Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, and HR Tech Investments LLC.

Ryan Broshar
8/18/2021
We’re Hiring a Head of Network!

We are hiring for a Head of Network who will be responsible for organizing, promoting, and facilitating connectivity within our network — including founders, mentors, investors, talent and other members of our ecosystems. This relationship-driven role will create more dynamic networks and programs at Matchstick to enhance our ability to learn from and connect with each other. This role requires defining the network strategy, forming meaningful connections across our network, and translating these initiatives into a platform that further supports our founders, partners, and communities. 

Sound like something you or someone you know would like to tackle? If so, check out our Head of Network Job Posting.

Ryan Broshar
7/20/2021
Parallax raises Series A funding

We're excited to share that Parallax has raised a Series A funding round led by Grotech Ventures. Parallax is currently ahead of a plan to triple their 2020 sales revenue, which was just over $1M. These additional resources will help the company with hiring software engineers and data scientists to keep up with demand in the market by implementing key integrations faster.

Ryan Broshar
7/5/2021
Wire and Hire - 1 Year Later

A year ago we made specific commitments to the Black community to drive change. Today we are reporting on what we’ve done over the past year. We made progress on our goals (see below) but more importantly expanded our world view, gained more empathy and built new relationships. We recognize this isn’t just a one year journey and we’re committed to continuing to do this work, being allies and helping fight racism, injustice and underrepresentation in our community.


Natty Zola
6/10/2021
Airspace Link raises $10 Series A from Altos Ventures

We're excited to share the news about Airspace Link's Series A. We're even more excited to work with Altos Ventures. The new capital will help Airspace expand its domestic offering and expand overseas.

Learn more here

Ryan Broshar
5/27/2021
Landline: a review of United’s brand-new bus service between Denver and Breckenridge from The Points Guy

Zach Griff of "The Points Guy" conducts an in-depth review of the flight and Landline bus service United offers travelers visiting Breckenridge, CO. His conclusion? "There’s no question about it. If you’re looking for the most seamless transit experience to Breckenridge (or Fort Collins), taking the one-stop United bus service is the way to go."

Learn more here

Ryan Broshar
5/13/2021
Our Investment in Treet

We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund II has completed an investment in Treet. Treet is a software platform that powers peer-to-peer resale for e-commerce brands.

Natty Zola
5/5/2021
Warmly: How to fundraise over Zoom more effectively

Max Greenwald, co-founder and CEO of Warmly, shares his experiences fundraising amid a global pandemic over Zoom and tips he learned along the way.

Learn more here

Natty Zola
4/29/2021
How Melanie Fellay From Spekit Is Upending The Way You Work

Melanie Fellay, cofounder and CEO of Spekit, shares in a Crunchbase Q&A about the insight that led to her founding Spekit, her experiences in raising funding as a female entrepreneur, and the importance of corporate values and mission in driving Spekit’s continued success.

Natty Zola
4/23/2021
Welcoming Nicki Miller as Operations Lead to Matchstick Ventures

We're thrilled to formally announce that Nicki Miller has joined the Matchstick team as an Operations Lead. Nicki has been working with us since March 2020 in various roles and has already added incredible value to the ongoing operations of our firm.

Nicki is an Army veteran who served as a logistics officer in the Army for six years. She'll bring those skills to the firm and keep the trains running on time internally while also working closely with portfolio companies and prospective portfolio companies to ensure we're as organized and responsive as possible.

Ryan Broshar
4/22/2021