Co-founders with Capital

Co-founders with Capital

MANTELLA VENTURE PARTNERS IS INVESTING IT'S SECOND $24M EARLY STAGE FUND THAT PROVIDES HANDS-ON
SUPPORT TO GREAT FOUNDERS BUILDING SOFTWARE COMPANIES IN HIGH GROWTH MARKETS

ABOUT

Mantella Venture Partners invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building market-altering mobile and Internet software businesses. At MVP we invest early. In fact, more than half of our investments to date were incorporated in our office. MVP typically invests up to $1,000,000 at inception, with the ability to support subsequent rounds as required. We invest alone, or alongside other value-added venture and angel investors that share the belief that founder/investor alignment is key to building successful companies and profitable exits. After investment, our portfolio companies benefit from active, hands-on involvement in all phases of growth, including product development, business development, marketing, financing, and team development. If you're looking for partners for your whole journey, not just money, get us involved early.

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INVESTMENTS

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7

EXITS

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36

FOUNDERS

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750+

EMPLOYEES

From the beginning, Robin and Duncan were both partners and friends, helping me solve many of the hardest problems I faced building Chango.
— CHRIS SUKORNYK, FOUNDER AND CEO OF CHANGO
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TEAM

At Mantella Venture Partners we're entrepreneurs ourselves, so we understand where you've been, and more importantly, where you've got to go - and we're building an ecosystem of expertise within our fund and our network to help you get there.

Duncan Hill   Co-founder & General Partner

Duncan Hill

Co-founder & General Partner

 
 
Robin Axon   Co-founder & General Partner

Robin Axon

Co-founder & General Partner

 
 
Chris Sukornyk   Venture Partner & former portfolio founder/CEO

Chris Sukornyk

Venture Partner & former portfolio founder/CEO

 
 
 
Before I started thinking about fundraising, I talked to the MVP guys about my idea – we just kept growing it together from there.
— CHRIS HOUSTON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF SURFEASY
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COMPANIES

RITUAL    FOUNDED: SEP’14   Ritual’s mobile order & pay platform enables users to order ahead coffee and food to be picked up just-in-time. No waiting. No payment. Just Fresh Local Food Fast.

RITUAL

FOUNDED: SEP’14

Ritual’s mobile order & pay platform enables users to order ahead coffee and food to be picked up just-in-time. No waiting. No payment. Just Fresh Local Food Fast.

WYSDOM    FOUNDED: MAR’12   AI-based natural language self-care platform enabling enterprises to deliver a great customer experience while drastically reducing support costs

WYSDOM

FOUNDED: MAR’12

AI-based natural language self-care platform enabling enterprises to deliver a great customer experience while drastically reducing support costs

PEBBLEPOST    FOUNDED: JUL’14   Programmatic Direct Mail - PebblePost matches online actions with offline demographics to send timely, intent-driven direct mail

PEBBLEPOST

FOUNDED: JUL’14

Programmatic Direct Mail - PebblePost matches online actions with offline demographics to send timely, intent-driven direct mail

CHATKIT    FOUNDED: MAY’16   Chatkit is an AI platform that empowers brands to have one-on-one conversations with their customers

CHATKIT

FOUNDED: MAY’16

Chatkit is an AI platform that empowers brands to have one-on-one conversations with their customers

CHANGO    ACQUIRED: RUBICON PROJECT APR’15   Chango is a programmatic RTB advertising platform that connects marketers with their exact target audience across all devices and media formats.

CHANGO

ACQUIRED: RUBICON PROJECT APR’15

Chango is a programmatic RTB advertising platform that connects marketers with their exact target audience across all devices and media formats.

JOIST    ACQUIRED: EVERCOMMERCE DEC’19   Joist enables trades contractors to create estimates, send invoices, accept payments and manage jobs while on the road.

JOIST

ACQUIRED: EVERCOMMERCE DEC’19

Joist enables trades contractors to create estimates, send invoices, accept payments and manage jobs while on the road.

GALLOP    ACQUIRED: BIG VIKING GAMES JAN’16   Gallop’s platform leverages data science and in-app behavioural analytics to help mobile publishers find and optimize the most valuable users for their applications.

GALLOP

ACQUIRED: BIG VIKING GAMES JAN’16

Gallop’s platform leverages data science and in-app behavioural analytics to help mobile publishers find and optimize the most valuable users for their applications.

FLIXEL    FOUNDED: OCT’11   Cinemagraph Pro is the award-winning pro tool designed exclusively for creating amazing cinemagraphs.

FLIXEL

FOUNDED: OCT’11

Cinemagraph Pro is the award-winning pro tool designed exclusively for creating amazing cinemagraphs.

UNATA    ACQUIRED: INSTACART JAN’18    Omni-channel commerce platform that leverages machine learning to power 1-on-1 customer experiences for major retailers

UNATA

ACQUIRED: INSTACART JAN’18

Omni-channel commerce platform that leverages machine learning to power 1-on-1 customer experiences for major retailers

PUSHLIFE    ACQUIRED: GOOGLE APR’11   Pushlife is a mobile entertainment & commerce platform for mobile operators.

PUSHLIFE

ACQUIRED: GOOGLE APR’11

Pushlife is a mobile entertainment & commerce platform for mobile operators.

SHOPCASTER    CEASED OPERATIONS NOV’13   Shopcaster was an ecommerce & fulfilment platform for local bricks and mortar retailers.

SHOPCASTER

CEASED OPERATIONS NOV’13

Shopcaster was an ecommerce & fulfilment platform for local bricks and mortar retailers.

WISK.ai    FOUNDED: JAN’16   Wisk Solutions is the most advanced beverage management and analytics solution on the market for restaurants, bars and hotels.

WISK.ai

FOUNDED: JAN’16

Wisk Solutions is the most advanced beverage management and analytics solution on the market for restaurants, bars and hotels.

SURFEASY    ACQUIRED: OPERA MAR’15, SYMANTEC NOV’17   SurfEasy provides easy to use consumer solutions for protecting personal online privacy and security.

SURFEASY

ACQUIRED: OPERA MAR’15, SYMANTEC NOV’17

SurfEasy provides easy to use consumer solutions for protecting personal online privacy and security.

BRAVE COMMERCE    AQUIRED: ROGERS MEDIA MAR’12   North Americas first mobile commerce platform connecting mobile operators with local merchants offering daily deals.

BRAVE COMMERCE

AQUIRED: ROGERS MEDIA MAR’12

North Americas first mobile commerce platform connecting mobile operators with local merchants offering daily deals.

Entrepreneurs expect connections, hope for strategic direction, and dream of product support. With MVP we get all three!
— IAN COLLINS & JEFF BRUNET, CO-FOUNDERS OF WYSDOM
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CONNECT 

Like you, we run a lean operation. We spend so much time working with our portfolio companies, we don’t have time to read piles of unsolicited business plans. The best way to get our attention is to be referred to us by someone that knows us, and believes in you. Consider it just one of many business development challenges you have ahead of you.