CircleUp

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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.
TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitecircleup.com
Employee Ratings4.6
Culture scoreC-

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)93(-6%)

Key People/Management at CircleUp

Ryan Caldbeck

Ryan Caldbeck

Founder and CEO
Rory Eakin

Rory Eakin

Founder & COO
Neil Constable

Neil Constable

Chief Investment Officer
Gunthar Hartwig

Gunthar Hartwig

Director of Product Design
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Director of Business Development
Lucas Huizar

Lucas Huizar

Head of Legal Affairs
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CircleUp Office Locations

CircleUp has offices in San Francisco and New York
San Francisco, US (HQ)
30 Maiden Ln Floor 6, San Francisco
New York, US
New York, NY, USA
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CircleUp Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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 Online and Social Media Presence

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CircleUp Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    66/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    88/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    61/100

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CircleUp News and Updates

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

Why This Startup Wants to Humanize Pet Food

NomNomNow Raises $10 Million to build out its fresh pet food e-commerce business.

CircleUp creates CircleUp Growth Partners, raises $125 mln fund

San Francisco-based CircleUp, which operates an investment marketplace focused on early-stage consumer brands, announced today it raised a $125 million fund, CircleUp Growth Partners, which closed at 25 percent above its $100 million target. The firm, led by Managing Directors Alison Ryu and Ben Lee…

CircleUp Blogs

Helio Highlights: Customization

The ability to customize products is a growing trend across CPG categories. Using Helio, we are able to see CPG brands leaning into this trend by creating personalized products and heavily marketing them as such. According to Helio, the growth in brands that have described their products as customiz…

Helio Highlight: The Future of Clean Beauty

In early-stage consumer, clean beauty is one of the most commonly discussed topics today. There are a lot of investors, strategics, and consumers interested in clean beauty. The past year has seen some high-profile investments and acquisitions in clean beauty, including CircleUp Growth Partners’ por…

Helio Highlights: Growth in Adaptogens

Adaptogens, non-toxic plants that are believed to alleviate stressors, have seen a rise within food, beverage and beauty products as consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits of natural wellness.  Above, we can see the growth trend in brands we found in Helio that use adaptogens in their p…

Helio Highlights: Convergence of Food & Beauty

We are excited to introduce “Helio Highlights” – our new series of CPG insights from our proprietary data platform, Helio. As we find interesting data in Helio, we want to share some quick insights to benefit the broader CPG community of founders, investors and retailers. We hope you enjoy the serie…

Defining Clean Beauty: Beyond the Branding

On the back label of beautifully packaged faces, behind the concealer of marketing jargon, what does clean beauty mean? Combing through the marketing jargon using CircleUp’s machine learning technology, Helio, we’ve identified the most common terms used to describe clean beauty products. Initially, …

On Data, Unicorns and Granola Bars

A quant’s journey in the private markets After a career spent applying systematic and data driven techniques to investing in the public markets, I am now on a path to do the same in the private markets. The time is now for quantitative investing to begin, in earnest, the disruption of the private ma…
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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, Rory Eakin and Neil Constable.

  • How many employees does CircleUp have?

    CircleUp has 93 employees.

  • Who are CircleUp competitors?

    Competitors of CircleUp include Vauraus, RedCapital and BacktoWork 24.

  • Where is CircleUp headquarters?

    CircleUp headquarters is located at 30 Maiden Ln Floor 6, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are CircleUp offices?

    CircleUp has offices in San Francisco and New York.

  • How many offices does CircleUp have?

    CircleUp has 2 offices.