We’re not here to make diversity and inclusion profitable. We’re here to show today’s investors that it already is.

CircleUp is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs with the funding and support that they need to thrive. Having identified over a hundred successful brands, we use our business intelligence platform, Helio, to increase the speed, quality and objectivity of decision making in the private company landscape through a unique application of data and machine learning technology.

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We’re working toward a future where data insights are used to discover and accelerate the growth of the world's best businesses. Our values help us get there:

Do it right

We don’t need an audience to hold ourselves accountable and we do what’s right.

The investors that back CircleUp

Canaan Partners logo

Canaan Partners

Google Ventures logo

Google Ventures

Maveron logo

Maveron

QED Investors logo

QED Investors

Rose Park logo

Rose Park

Union Square Ventures logo

Union Square Ventures

    CircleUp's investment advantage

    Technology

    Revolutionary data-driven approach to strengthening decisionmaking in private investing

    Sourcing Advantage

    Leveraging machine learning and data science to assist the investment team in identifying winners

    Decision-making Advantage

    Helio has delivered differentiated data-driven insights throughout the portfolio that competitors can’t replicate

    Value Creation

    Holistic support to help portfolio companies grow

    Proprietary Insights

    Unique, data-driven Helio insights provide competitor analyses, product insights, geographic and category trends

    Growth Strategy

    Product strategy is critical to sustainable growth. Helio insights help entrepreneurs make better product decisions

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    What others have been saying...

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    Meet our leadership

    Jeff Butler - General Manager, Credit

    Jeff Butler

    General Manager, Credit

    Bob Elliott - General Manager, Equity

    Bob Elliott

    General Manager, Equity

    Josie Sotomayor - Head of People

    Josie Sotomayor

    Head of People

    Emma Stubbs - General Manager, Helio

    Emma Stubbs

    General Manager, Helio

    Nick Talwar - President & CEO

    Nick Talwar

    President & CEO

    Delal Ali - General Manager, IR/BD

    Delal Ali

    General Manager, IR/BD

    Daniel Tseng - General Counsel

    Daniel Tseng

    General Counsel

    Erik Andrejko - CTO

    Erik Andrejko

    CTO

    Our board members

    Ryan Caldbeck - Co-Founder & Board Chairman

    Ryan Caldbeck

    Co-Founder & Board Chairman

    David Topper - Board Observer

    David Topper

    Board Observer

    Fazeela Abdul Rashid - Board Observer

    Fazeela Abdul Rashid

    Board Observer

    Deepak Kamra - Board Director

    Deepak Kamra

    Board Director

    Andy Weissman - Board Director

    Andy Weissman

    Board Director

    Karen Karniol-Tambour - Board Director

    Karen Karniol-Tambour

    Board Director

    Rory Eakin - Co-Founder & Board Director

    Rory Eakin

    Co-Founder & Board Director

    Matthew Christensen - Board Director

    Matthew Christensen

    Board Director

    We’re in the business of lifting people up. That goes for our team, too.