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Upslope VC

Who Are We?

Formerly Galvanize Ventures, Upslope Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in startups across the country. We believe diverse teams are the key to successful businesses and are proud to invest in founders from unique backgrounds looking for creative solutions to market challenges, 19% of our founders are women. Our investments are geographically varied, hailing from Austin, Boulder, Boston, Denver, Los Angels, New York, Ontario, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. As entrepreneurs and operators ourselves, we provide more than capital and introductions; we aim to empower entrepreneurs with the resources they need to have their best chance at success Ð even if we donÕt invest. Adhering in our own beliefs, our team is based in the middle of the country, in Denver, Colorado, and is led by our female Managing Partner, Kate Beardsley.

Target Size of Funds

$10,200,000

Founder(s)

James Deters
Kate Shillo Beardsley
Kate Shillo manages investments for Galvanize Ventures. Previously she helped build and manage Lerer Ventures as Director of Operations for 4 years. Prior to she was an EA to Kenneth Lerer, Founder of Lerer Ventures and The Huffington Post, and launched her career as an EA to Martha Stewart at MSLO. She graduated with honors from Middlebury College and University of St Andrews, and serves on the Young Alumni Board of Suffield Academy
Lawrence Mandes
Stage : Series A
Sector : Aerospace, AI/ML, B2B, MedTech, Virtual Reality, SaaS
Region : North America
Country : US