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M13’s Fund III: $400M for Seed to Series B

Learn about M13’s third fund for founders building the future of work, commerce, health, and money.

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M13’s Investment Thesis: Understanding the Future of Consumer Behavior

Four key trends in consumer tech are shaping our investment strategy.

M13 Team

March 3, 2022

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Investing in the Future of Commerce

M13’s history of investing in DTC brands is propelling us toward the future of commerce.

Brent Murri & Anna Barber

March 3, 2022

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Best Advice for Startup Founders from 4 Executive Coaches

Executive coaches share tips for cultivating co-founder relationships, managing anxiety, and more.

Anna Barber & Matt Hoffman

March 24, 2022

2 min read

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Investing in Flexspace: A Network of Workspaces That Inspires Your Best Work

M13 is proud to lead the seed round of Flexspace, a network of decentralized on demand workspaces

Karl Alomar

May 19, 2022

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Introducing Allocate: Expanding Access to Venture Capital Investing

Allocate’s digital platform makes it easy for wealth advisors and family offices to access and track investments into top venture funds.

Carter Reum & Morgan Blumberg

May 4, 2022

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Investing in Flipside Crypto: Incentivizing Developers to Enter Web3 and Build

Flipside Crypto’s bounty programs provide developers and analysts the tools to explore web3 protocols and earn.

Latif Peracha & Mark Grace

April 19, 2022

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Investing in WeeCare: Improving Access to Childcare Benefits

M13 led the $12 million Series A for WeeCare, which connects employers to affordable childcare benefits.

Anna Barber & Mark Grace

April 11, 2022

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Investing in Milo: Reimagining Mortgages for the New Frontier

M13 is leading Milo’s $17 million Series A to help global and crypto consumers buy U.S. real estate.

Latif Peracha

March 9, 2022

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Raising a Glass to LA’s Startup Scene

M13 gathered founders, investors, and others for an evening of community and connection.

M13 Team

March 16, 2022

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Searching for M13’s Summer 2022 Interns

M13’s summer internship program has opportunities for four rising stars.

M13 Team

February 4, 2022

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Investing in Nori: Reversing Climate Change

M13 is leading the $7 million Series A for Nori, which aims to bring transparency to carbon removal.

Latif Peracha & Mark Grace

February 24, 2022

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VC Predictions 2022: 10 Industry Trends We’re Tracking

From the creator economy to the future of work, M13 partners share their top 10 industry predictions.

M13 Partnership

December 10, 2021

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5 Roles You Never Knew You Needed

When it comes to hiring at a startup, sometimes the most impactful roles aren’t the most obvious.

Karl Alomar & Matt Hoffman

January 20, 2022

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How to Scale Your Startup’s Engineering Org

Do all startups need a CTO? What makes a great first hire? Former Podz CTO Seye Ojumu weighs in.

Matt Hoffman

December 10, 2021

2 min read

How to Scale Your Startup’s Engineering Org
7 Productivity Tools That Could Help You Be Happier at Work

Stress less by checking out these tools that can help you be more productive—and a little happier.

Rob Olson

November 12, 2021

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Crypto and the Consumer: The Road Ahead

From Bitcoin to NFTs and social tokens, here’s how crypto is changing the future of consumer behavior.

Latif Peracha & Mark Grace

September 24, 2021

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My Startup Has Doubled in Size. Now What?

From hiring to firing, two executive coaches share advice on how to manage the stress of scaling.

Anna Barber & Matt Hoffman

September 17, 2021

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Analysis: Executive Experience Can Nearly Double Investors’ Rate of Return

An M13 analysis reveals that founding teams with executive experience can exit faster with less capital.

Rob Olson

April 9, 2021

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How Femtech Innovations Can Help Break Taboos Around Women’s Health

Here's why we're investing more in women's health, an area traditionally ignored because of taboos.

Winnie Lau

October 27, 2021

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The 3 Levels of Goal Setting That Every Startup Needs

Drive startup success by learning how to set goals at three levels: org, team, and individual.

Matt Hoffman & Tania Luna

December 1, 2021

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Designing an Organizational Structure for Your Startup

Learn how to create roles, levels, and job titles that can evolve as your startup grows.

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How to Scale Your Startup Culture and Values

Explore how to establish or refine the three pillars of your company culture: mission, vision, and values.

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Suze Orman: How Startup Founders Can Cope with Financial Stress

Get advice from America’s personal finance expert on what financial wellness looks like.

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World’s Most Innovative Companies: Shef
World’s Most Innovative Companies: Shef

Congratulations to M13 portfolio company Shef for being recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies of 2022.

World’s Most Innovative Companies: Shef

Congratulations to M13 portfolio company Shef for being recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies of 2022.

Fast Company

March 8, 2022

World’s Most Innovative Companies: Shef
M13 Raises $400 Million for its Latest Fund
M13 Raises $400 Million for its Latest Fund

“We wanted a firm led by operators, built by operators. We wanted to build a different VC firm,” says M13 Co-founder Carter Reum.

M13 Raises $400 Million for its Latest Fund

“We wanted a firm led by operators, built by operators. We wanted to build a different VC firm,” says M13 Co-founder Carter Reum.

Forbes

March 3, 2022

M13 Raises $400 Million for its Latest Fund
Preparing for the Future of Work
Preparing for the Future of Work

M13 Head of Talent Matt Hoffman highlights five trends to watch.

Preparing for the Future of Work

M13 Head of Talent Matt Hoffman highlights five trends to watch.

Authority Magazine

February 27, 2022

Preparing for the Future of Work
Courtney Reum: Silicon Valley's Startups Have Become 'a Big Pond of Sameness'
Courtney Reum: Silicon Valley's Startups Have Become 'a Big Pond of Sameness'

M13 Co-founder Courtney Reum explains why more VCs are paying attention to Los Angeles startups.

Courtney Reum: Silicon Valley's Startups Have Become 'a Big Pond of Sameness'

M13 Co-founder Courtney Reum explains why more VCs are paying attention to Los Angeles startups.

Business Insider

December 27, 2021

Courtney Reum: Silicon Valley's Startups Have Become 'a Big Pond of Sameness'
Meet the 55 Rising-Star VCs
Meet the 55 Rising-Star VCs

We’re delighted that M13 Partner Anna Barber has been recognized by other VCs as a rising star to watch in 2022.

Meet the 55 Rising-Star VCs

We’re delighted that M13 Partner Anna Barber has been recognized by other VCs as a rising star to watch in 2022.

Business Insider

December 10, 2021

Meet the 55 Rising-Star VCs
Rho Raises $75 Million Series B
Rho Raises $75 Million Series B

After leading the fintech startup’s Series A in 2020, we’re proud to support Rho’s continued momentum and growth.

Rho Raises $75 Million Series B

After leading the fintech startup’s Series A in 2020, we’re proud to support Rho’s continued momentum and growth.

TechCrunch

December 9, 2021

Rho Raises $75 Million Series B
Forbes 30 Under 30: Umamicart
Forbes 30 Under 30: Umamicart

Congratulations to Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees Andrea Xu and Wendy Wang, co-founders of Umamicart. M13 is proud to lead the seed round for the online grocery startup.

Forbes 30 Under 30: Umamicart

Congratulations to Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees Andrea Xu and Wendy Wang, co-founders of Umamicart. M13 is proud to lead the seed round for the online grocery startup.

Forbes

November 30, 2021

Forbes 30 Under 30: Umamicart
Daily Harvest Reaches Unicorn Status
Daily Harvest Reaches Unicorn Status

M13 portfolio company Daily Harvest, which specializes in ready-to-blend smoothies and other frozen-food products, is valued at $1.1 billion after its latest round of funding.

Daily Harvest Reaches Unicorn Status

M13 portfolio company Daily Harvest, which specializes in ready-to-blend smoothies and other frozen-food products, is valued at $1.1 billion after its latest round of funding.

Bloomberg

November 15, 2021

Daily Harvest Reaches Unicorn Status
Carter Reum: Why LA is the Best Place to Build
Carter Reum: Why LA is the Best Place to Build

M13's Carter Reum explains why Los Angeles has become a consumer hub—and how M13 thinks about investing in consumer tech, fintech, e-commerce, and more.

Carter Reum: Why LA is the Best Place to Build

M13's Carter Reum explains why Los Angeles has become a consumer hub—and how M13 thinks about investing in consumer tech, fintech, e-commerce, and more.

The Consumer VC podcast with Mike Gelb

October 26, 2021

Carter Reum: Why LA is the Best Place to Build
M13's Karl Alomar: 5 Things I Need to See Before Making a VC Investment
M13's Karl Alomar: 5 Things I Need to See Before Making a VC Investment

From data trends and business model economics to scalable solutions and the people, here’s what M13 Managing Partner Karl Alomar looks for in early-stage startups.

M13's Karl Alomar: 5 Things I Need to See Before Making a VC Investment

From data trends and business model economics to scalable solutions and the people, here’s what M13 Managing Partner Karl Alomar looks for in early-stage startups.

Authority Magazine

October 21, 2021

M13's Karl Alomar: 5 Things I Need to See Before Making a VC Investment
Next Billion-Dollar Startups
Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Check out M13 portfolio company Shef on this Forbes list of 25 venture-backed startups most likely to become unicorns.

Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Check out M13 portfolio company Shef on this Forbes list of 25 venture-backed startups most likely to become unicorns.

Forbes

October 12, 2021

Next Billion-Dollar Startups
One-Time TikTok Rival Byte Relaunches as Clash
One-Time TikTok Rival Byte Relaunches as Clash

Learn more about how Byte has relaunched as M13 portfolio company Clash, an app for video creators and their top fans.

One-Time TikTok Rival Byte Relaunches as Clash

Learn more about how Byte has relaunched as M13 portfolio company Clash, an app for video creators and their top fans.

TechCrunch

October 12, 2021

One-Time TikTok Rival Byte Relaunches as Clash
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