We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund II has completed an investment in Warmly. Warmly helps B2B SaaS companies identify, track, and harness customer-advocates within their clients to increase revenue and reduce churn.
To learn more about Warmly, check out this nice feature in Forbes on the company, their Techstars demo day pitch video, the Tweet announcing the fundraise from the Warmly team and our write up via the link below.
We are excited to announce that Matchstick Ventures Fund II has completed an investment in Mountain. Mountain is an affordable monthly subscription service providing everyday health and wellness care for self-employed people, small business employees, and millennials.
As the team at Zestful settled in to COVID life as a fully remote team, they realized their team felt less connected. In order to maintain casual conversation, continue sharing what was going on in their lives, and have fun together, Goals App was born!
Learn more about Goals App, its backstory, and what people are saying about it on Product Hunt. Great work, Zestful Team!
StackHawk, the Denver-based software startup offering service to detect and fix security bugs, is doubling down on its support for the popular open-source OWASP Zed Attack Proxy web app security scanner by bringing on board its founder, Simon Bennetts. On the StackHawk team, Bennetts will continue to develop the open-source project, which is among the world's most frequently used security scanning tools.
Congratulations to Natty Zola on an amazing five years and six programs as Managing Director for the Techstars Boulder Accelerator! In this post, Natty expresses his gratitude to the entire Techstars team as well as shares his plans and goals for the future as he transitions away from his current role at Techstars and turns his focus exclusively to Matchstick Ventures.
In this podcast episode, Natty Zola visits with DNVR Biz CEO Brandon Spano to talk about why he invests in people over all else and what he’s looking for in that process.
As COVID-19 continues to keep offices closed and more venture capitalists are moving away from traditional cities, a big shift toward remote investments may be happening too. In this article, Natty Zola shares insight on the effects of coronavirus on how people are choosing to invest - shifting from geography-based to remote.
In this TechCrunch article, the commitments made by Matchstick Ventures to combat racism and underrepresentation are identified as more robust and measurable than those made by other firms. Matchstick has pledged specific changes to be made by June 2021, to include increasing the number of Black founders in their investment pipeline and adding a Black advisor to its advisory board.
We are sharing a detailed plan of what we will do to fight racism, injustice and underrepresentation in our firm, portfolio and community. This is a priority to us. We know this is only a start but we are committing to take these specific actions to drive change and be leaders in our communities.
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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/06/11/minnesotas-venture-capitalists-pledge-wire-hire.html?s=print
We are writing to publicly affirm our values and our commitment to building an inclusive entrepreneurial community, with access for all. We are committed to broadening and demystifying the closed networks that usually accompany venture capital. Our doors are open, and to Black Community – we stand by you. More to come on how we can be part of the solution.