CircleUp is an online marketplace for investing equity into innovative, early-stage consumer product and retail companies. It provides accredited investors free access to direct investment opportunities, diligence tools and industry data insights for an asset class that was previously very difficult to access. For entrepreneurs in the consumer industry, CircleUp offers an efficient way to access a network of sophisticated investors as well as leading retail partners. CircleUp is powered by the Classifier, it's machine learning algorithm, that evaluates deal opportunities based on 90,000 data points, per company, to make decisions about which deals are surfaced to its marketplace of investors.
CircleUp25: The Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands of 2018
Forbes - Jun 12, 2018
Kosas Color Cosmetics Raises Investment from CircleUp Growth Partners
FinSMEs (blog) - May 17, 2018
Circleup Founder, Ryan Caldbeck on building a healthy company
Apr 9, 2018
This Investment Platform Funds More Diverse Companies By Focusing On Data, Not Founders
Fast Company - Feb 14, 2018
CircleUp And Nielsen Collaboration Fuels Growth Of Early-Stage Consumer Products
PR Newswire (press release) - Dec 13, 2017
CircleUp takes data-driven approach to startup investment
Food Dive - Nov 3, 2017
CircleUp creates CircleUp Growth Partners, raises $125 mln fund
PE Hub (blog) - Oct 31, 2017
CircleUp Closes $125 Million Fund, Invests in Hum Nutrition
WWD - Oct 31, 2017
CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund
Oct 31, 2017
CircleUp's $125 Million Fund Looks To Bring Moneyball To Backing Consumer Brand Winners
Forbes - Oct 31, 2017
Podcast 123: Rory Eakin of CircleUp
Lend Academy (blog) - Oct 20, 2017
CPG investing platform CircleUp will now issue loans to help consumer brands grow
TechCrunch - Jul 26, 2017
Blue Bottle Coffee,
- Ryan Caldbeck , Cofounder and CEO
- Rory Eakin , Cofounder and COO
- Rory Eakin, Founder, COO
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