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CircleUp is an online private company investment platform. The Company provides accredited investors with free access to direct investments in high-growth consumer product and retail private companies that were previously difficult to identify and access. For retail and consumer product entrepreneurs, it offers access to a network of sophisticated investors as well as value added partners. Typical investments on CircleUp are food, personal care, pet product, apparel or retail/restaurant companies.
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureC-

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)101
Job Openings8
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at CircleUp

Ryan Caldbeck

Ryan Caldbeck

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Erik Andrejko

Erik Andrejko

Chief Technology Officer
Karen Howland

Karen Howland

Managing Director
Rory Eakin

Rory Eakin

Co-Founder and Board Director
Nick Talwar

Nick Talwar

President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

General Manager of Credit
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CircleUp Office Locations

CircleUp has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
548 Market St, San Francisco
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CircleUp Financials and Metrics

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CircleUp total Funding

$253 m

CircleUp latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

CircleUp investors

CircleUp's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $200 m. In total, CircleUp has raised $253 m
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CircleUp News and Updates

CircleUp Appoints Nick Talwar CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CircleUp, an investment platform powered by technology on a mission to help entrepreneurs thrive, today announced that Nick Talwar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder Ryan Caldbeck, CEO since the company was...

CircleUp Raises $200 Million To Woo Consumer Retail Startups With A VC Alternative: Loans

With $200 million in fresh funding, CircleUp is looking to back consumer retail businesses with no-equity loan alternatives to VC.

Constable joins CircleUp

CircleUp said Aug. 8 that Dr. Neil Constable has joined the company as its first chief investment officer. Constable joins from Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co LLC, where, from 2006-2019, he variously served as partner, head of global equity and head of quantitative research. CircleUp is backe…

CircleUp Named To Fast Company's Annual List Of The World's Most Innovative Companies For 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CircleUp, the investment platform providing capital and resources to consumer brands, has been named to Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list features the businesses making the most profound...

Crowdfunding 2018 Global Market Key Players – Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon Tilt, CircleUp, Angel List – Analysis and Forecast to 2023

WiseGuyRerports.com Presents “Global Crowdfunding Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023” New Document to its Studies Database Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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CircleUp Blogs

Emerging Beauty Industry Trends 2022 | CircleUp

Who’s Disrupting Beauty?    Emerging Beauty Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore It’s hard to deny that Beauty is one of the most influenced consumer product categories. In the last two years, the industry has had to adapt to shifting consumer needs. For example, the rise of TikTok now of…

General Merchandise Planning Doesn’t Have to Be a Guessing Game

Decoding General Merchandise Sales and Price Data with Trend and Attribute Data from The Broader CPG Company Ecosystem What is General Merchandise?  “General merchandise” or “general line of merchandise” refers to merchandise not limited to a specific retail or wholesale category. Ret…

Best Merchant Cash Advance Alternatives to Fund Your Business | CircleUp

What is a Merchant Cash Advance? A Merchant Cash Advance, also referred to as an MCA, is a form of financing that provides a business owner fast access to capital. An MCA is not a loan, but rather an agreement from an alternative financial institution to buy a portion of your future sal…

Keto Krisp | CircleUp Credit Advisors Success Story

Keto Krisp, a line of whole food protein bars, came to CircleUp Credit Advisors in July of 2021 looking for non-dilutive funding to support its rapid growth during the Covid-19 pandemic. Within two months of taking out an initial line of credit, Keto Krisp nearly doubled its maximum line…

Top Pet Brands 2022 | CircleUp

The Pet industry has boomed since 2020, as pet ownership grew at unforeseen levels with one in five Americans purchasing a pet since the start of the pandemic. In a recent webinar, CircleUp’s Helio team uncovered how the industry has transformed in that time, as well as the top market tr…

Splendid Spoon | CircleUp Credit Advisors Success Story

Meet Splendid Spoon, the delicious Direct-to-Consumer line of ready-to-eat, plant-based smoothies, soups, bowls, and noodles that’s been making smiling faces and full tummies in homes across the U.S since 2013.
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CircleUp Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CircleUp founded?

    CircleUp was founded in 2012.

  • Who are CircleUp key executives?

    CircleUp's key executives are Ryan Caldbeck, Erik Andrejko and Karen Howland.

  • How many employees does CircleUp have?

    CircleUp has 101 employees.

  • Who are CircleUp competitors?

    Competitors of CircleUp include ShareIn, Vauraus and RedCapital.

  • Where is CircleUp headquarters?

    CircleUp headquarters is located at 548 Market St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are CircleUp offices?

    CircleUp has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does CircleUp have?

    CircleUp has 1 office.