OverviewSuggest Edit

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, US
Employee Ratings4.5

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)96(+4%)
Job Openings9

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
Show more

CircleUp Office Locations

CircleUp has offices in San Francisco and New York
San Francisco, US (HQ)
818 Mission St, San Francisco
New York, US
New York, NY, USA
Show all (2)
Report incorrect company information

CircleUp Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


CircleUp total Funding

$53 m

CircleUp latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

CircleUp investors

CircleUp's latest funding round in November 2015 was reported to be $30 m. In total, CircleUp has raised $53 m
View all funding rounds
Report incorrect company information

CircleUp Online and Social Media Presence

Embed Graph
Report incorrect company information

CircleUp News and Updates

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…
Report incorrect company information

CircleUp Blogs

Fast Company Names CircleUp One of the Most Innovative Companies of 2019

Fast Company recently announced the 2019 Most Innovative Companies list, and we are excited to share that CircleUp was named #3 Most Innovative Data Science Company. CircleUp is included alongside the likes of Lineage Logistics, Orbital Insights, and Hopper, who are all taking a data-driven approach…

Joining CircleUp: Building a New Game of Chess to Change Investing

Warren Buffett says in his 1989 annual report that “Having a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” Taking Buffett’s words to heart, I wanted to reflect on past experiences and distill my choices for joining CircleUp into three points:. An innova…

Welcome Fort Point–– the perfect brew for any occasion

Founded by brothers Justin and Tyler Catalana, Fort Point Beer Company is a San Francisco-based craft brewery made up of people who believe the simple things in life can be a whole lot better. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are joining forces with Fort Point and have made an investment in…

Industry Classification – The Technical Challenge

Why is category classification important? Take a look at the products below and see if you can categorize them into specific sub-industries. This task is relatively simple for a human. Now imagine it is a task you need to perform frequently and instantaneously across 1.4 M companies. The human eye b…

Interested in joining the consumer industry? Announcing CircleUp’s Job Board 2.0

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Community Job Board. Since 2012, the CircleUp Community has expanded to now include more than 300 innovative consumer and retail brands that are growing quickly as they launch new products and reach new consumers. Over the last six years, we’ve spent …

How CircleUp Defines Data Acquisition Strategy

More isn’t always better. And this couldn’t be truer when developing your data strategy. What data even matters? How do you know it matters? Where do data acquirers spend their time? What data do you go after next? Often times, it’s hard to structure these questions cogently without being overwhelme…
Show more

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, Gunthar Hartwig and Rory Eakin.

  • How many employees does CircleUp have?

    CircleUp has 96 employees.

  • Who are CircleUp competitors?

    Competitors of CircleUp include Seedrs, Venture.co and Angels Den Funding.

  • Where is CircleUp headquarters?

    CircleUp headquarters is located at 818 Mission St, 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.