CircleUp is an online private company investment platform. They provide accredited investors 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, they offer an efficient way to access 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 with >$500K in revenue and are looking to raise $100,000 to $2.0 million in growth equity. A highly selective percentage of companies that apply are listed on their site. As the largest equity based crowdfunding site, CircleUp provides not only access to interesting consumer and retail private company investments, but also a wide ranging, sophisticated investor network. Their investor base includes retail and consumer product industry experts, venture capital, private equity and other financial professionals, business leaders, angel investors and others interested in expanding their investment portfolios with private company investments. Investors can review a curated list of private company investments, ask questions to the management team, request product samples and complete their private company investment online via CircleUp.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
80 (est)
CircleUp was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at CircleUp

Ryan Caldbeck

Ryan Caldbeck

Founder and CEO
Gunthar Hartwig

Gunthar Hartwig

Director of Product Design
Rory Eakin

Rory Eakin

Founder & COO
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Director of Business Development
Lucas Huizar

Lucas Huizar

Head of Legal Affairs

CircleUp Office Locations

CircleUp has offices in San Francisco and New York
San Francisco, US (HQ)
818 Mission St

CircleUp Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

CircleUp's latest funding round in October 2017 was reported to be $125 m. In total, CircleUp has raised $185.5 m

CircleUp's Web-traffic and Trends

CircleUp Online and Social Media Presence

CircleUp News and Updates

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 Company Life and Culture

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