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About us:

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 Helio business intelligence platform 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.

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:

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Integrity

Integrity

DO IT RIGHT

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

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Ingenuity

Ingenuity

BE A SOLUTION

We think there are always better ways to unlock innovation.

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Ambition

Ambition

BE BRAVE

We’re not afraid to think big and push ourselves beyond what we imagine we’re capable of.

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Inclusion

Inclusion

FIND THE POTENTIAL

We’re in the business of shining light on untapped potential, because genius can come from anywhere.

The investors that back CircleUp

Meet our Leadership Team

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.
What others have been saying about CircleUp ...

Awards & Recognition

America’s Most Promising Companies Forbes  
FinTech Industry Award: Top Small Business Lending Platform (2020)

Fast Company

 
The FinTech 50 - The Most Innovative Financial Technology Companies

Forbes

 
2019 Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company

 
The Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Startups Of 2018

CB Insights

 
Best Institutional Investment Platform

FinTech Breakthrough Awards

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