We provide the investor network you need

Entrepreneurs should be able to raise capital based on their ideas, team and execution. Not who they know.
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“I was very impressed with the high quality of the CircleUp investor community. There are many very well-known investors and firms with deep industry expertise.”
Jeremy Morgan CEO, Tava Indian Kitchen

How We Help

Because you have a million other things to lose sleep over


Raise Funding Quickly

Companies raise an average of $1 million in about 60 days.

No Upfront Fees

List your company for free and never pay for introductions. Fees apply only when you achieve your fundraising goal.

Do What Works for You

We support equity, convertible debt, partial and full fundraises by LLCs and C-Corps.

Tap Into Our Network

Leverage our network of experienced consumer entrepreneurs, executives, and accredited investors to raise money and grow your business.

Lean On Our Technology and Team

Save time with our online tools and standard documents. Our team will help you every step of the way.

Keep Your Data Confidential

You control the process, including terms and who can view your company info.


We're Here to Help

We know just how critical the fundraising process is for entrepreneurs.
Our team is always here to help if you have questions during each stage of your raise.

Tracy Rubin
Investment Services Manager
Previously at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch
Allison Fitch
Investor Associate
Previously at Goldman Sachs
Alex Kearns
Investor Associate
Previously at General Capital Partners and Nestlé USA

What We Look For

CircleUp focuses exclusively on branded consumer product and retail companies


Revenue
Around $500k to $10 million

We will consider exceptional earlier-stage companies for our CircleUp Seeds program

Raise
From $100k to over $10 million

We can help you raise your entire round or fill out a portion of the round

Team
Experienced leadership

Entrepreneurs with a track record looking to propel their business


Who We've Helped

We've helped over 95 companies raise more than $100 million to grow their companies

Jeremy Morgan
CEO
Tava Indian Kitchen

“Raising our Series A1 round definitely took a team effort, and CircleUp was critical throughout our capital raise process. We simply could not have done it without their help.”
Smári Ásmundsson
Founder & CEO
Smári Organics

“CircleUp connected us with highly strategic and knowledgeable investors, which allowed us to close our first round very quickly.”
Dan Nguyen­-Tan
Founding Executive
PUBLIC Bikes

“Everyone I interacted with at CircleUp was incredibly professional, insightful, and smart. I was utterly impressed by the caliber of people I dealt with.”
Crista Freeman
Co-Founder & CEO
Phin & Phebes Ice Cream

“We already had relationships with some terrific angel investors, but working with CircleUp helped expand our network dramatically so we could raise money quickly.”
Noah Dentzel
Founder & CEO
Nomad

“We found no more fitting platform than CircleUp, specifically versus the traditional 'venture capital' route where people are looking to invest in the next Tinder or the next Snapchat or Facebook.”
Brook Eddy
Founder & CEO
Bhakti Chai

“What a refreshing change to have CircleUp connect me with so many serious investors and leaders in my industry willing to help — all within an expedited timeframe.”

Investor and Partner Network

Not all money is the same

Connect with our network of highly experienced and accredited investors


Successful founders, experienced executives, and seasoned angel investors, including:

John Foraker
CEO & President of Annie's Organics
Invested in 6 Companies on CircleUp
Kevin Park
Founder, SimplePitch Ventures
Angel Investor in Consumer Brands
Brad Barnhorn
Investor & Advisor
Founder of Fantasia Fresh Juice Company (acquired by Pepsi)
Joanne Wilson
Angel Investor in 75+ Companies
Gotham Gal Ventures
Courtney & Carter Reum
Angel Investors & Advisors
Founders of Veev Spirits
Brad Feld
Managing Director
Foundry Group

Representatives of private equity firms, family offices, institutional funds, and investment banks, including:

Firm
Firm
Firm

Insights and resources from our Strategic Partners:

Partner
Partner
Partner
Partner

How It Works

CircleUp is an online platform that connects high-growth consumer and retail companies with experienced investors
Apply
About 5 min

• Answer a few questions about your company and how much you're looking to raise

• It takes about 1 business day for CircleUp to review your application

Prepare
1 to 10 days

• Once accepted, simply provide your corporate and investment documents to launch your raise

• Control access to sensitive documents, product samples, and communications

Raise
2 to 3 months on average

• Use our online tools to find and communicate with the best prospects for your company

• We'll manage the closing process, including escrow, funding and transfers