Invest with Kelly Perdew
$174K ($25K)
Typical Investments
10
Expected Deals/Year
49
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Kelly Perdew

Kelly invests with his business partner and fellow West Point graduate, Craig Cummings, via their company, Moonshots Capital. Kelly and Craig invest in exceptional entrepreneurs with world-changing ideas. They bring a disciplined approach to the investment process to identify companies with exceptional growth potential. They form close working relationships with the companies they back to help them achieve their critical milestones and frequently take on Board seats or formal advisory roles.

Kelly and Craig, both successful serial entrepreneurs, have worked and invested together for over ten years. They invest a minimum of $25K into the first round of every deal they syndicate and look to back 8-10 companies a year. They often back companies led by military veteran entrepreneurs.

Both Kelly and Craig have operated start-up companies as founders and members of the senior management team. They’ve raised in excess of $100M in angel capital, ventured capital, and debt and participated in eight exits between them. Their full operational backgrounds can be seen on LinkedIn.

Kelly’s LinkedIn profile. www.linkedin.com/in/kellyperdew/

Craig’s LinkedIn profile. www.linkedin.com/in/unleashcraig/

Moonshots Capital. www.moonshotscapital.com

Here’s a look at Kelly’s investment track record:

TrueCar (IPO NASDAQ: TRUE)

Klout (Acquired by Lithium Technologies)

RideScout (Acquired by Daimler)

ID.me ($10M Series A led by USAA)

Lettrs (Closed seed round)

FlipTu (Closed seed round)

Social Rewards (Closed seed round)

Scopely (Anthem and NEA led institutional round)

Bitium ($6.5M Series A led by Polaris)

Nimble (Closed seed round)

Thrively (Closed seed round)

APX-labs ($10M Series A led by NEA)

Boomtown Inc. (Closed seed round)

en*theos (Closed seed round)

HiQ Labs (Closed seed round)

Arx Pax (Closed seed round)

Life360 (Series C via syndicate)

ForceField (Closed seed round)

Automatic (Closed Series B round)

Shelvspace (via syndicate)

And Craig’s:

CrossChx (Investor, $5M Series A led by Drive Capital)

lettrs (Investor, Advisor, Closed Seed Round)

405labs (Investor, Advisor, $2.3M Seed Series led by Trinity)

edbacker (Investor, Advisor, $400K Seed Round)

id.me (Investor, $10M Series A led by USAA)

Social Toaster (Investor, $1.975 Series A led by Blu Venture)

Parking Panda (Investor, $4.8M Series A, multiple investors)

MeeGenius (Investor, $2.4M Series A led by Sunrise Capital)

Bitium (Investor, $6.5M Series A led by Polaris)

Arx Pax (Investor, Closed Seed Round)

Yet Analytics (Investor, $450K Seed Round)

Create (Advisor, $700K Seed Round)

Kelly and Craig focus on brilliant teams with BIG ideas in the following areas: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Social Media, Lead Generation, Sports Media, Defense, Online Gaming, Cloud Gaming, Mobile, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Social Games, Education, Analytics, Location Based Services, Performance Marketing, and Social Commerce.

Dealflow
I will syndicate all deals where Founders are willing to syndicate their round.
Team
Kelly Perdew
Angel
GP: Moonshots Capital Early Advisor: Pandora, LinkedIn Investor: TrueCar, Harvest.ai (AMZN), Bitium (GOOG) Winner of Apprentice 2 and Father of Twins
Investments
Exit
Went public in 2014
Exit
Acquired by Lithium Technologies in 2014
Exit
Acquired by Amazon for $19M in 2017
Syndicated
Exit
Acquired by ClassPass in 2015
Exit
Acquired in 2014
Exit
Acquired in 2018
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LPs
Craig Cummings
Entrepreneur
Co-Founder & GP, Moonshots Capital. Co-Founder @RideScout (Acq by Daimler). West Point grad + Army intel officer turned entrepreneur turned tech investor.
Tom Pouliot
Part of five start ups with exits ranging from the mid eight figures to mid nine figures. Love payments and to contribute in an advisory or board capacity.
Jeremy Levine
Entrepreneur
Founder/CEO @DRAFT. Investor in 40+ startups.
Armando Biondi
Entrepreneur
Cofounder @AdEspresso, acquired by @Hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 60 startups + @AngelList Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Lawrence Black
Angel
Angel Investor. Trader. Founder. MBA in Liberal Arts. Former DC Cop.
Paul Silber
Angel
Founding Principal, Blu Venture Investors. Founder and CEO, In Vitro Technologies (successful exit, 2006)
Chris Hoyt
Angel
Tech CFO and founder @ APX Labs @ RideScout, and BTS. Active Board member @Yet Analytics and @Digital Harbor Foundation.
References
Kelly is an incredible mentor. He has been so involved with the company that I consider him a co-founder for all intents and purposes. He's helped the team navigate multiple pitfalls that could have killed our business; he kept our chins up when the breaks went the wrong way and kept our eye...more
Blake Hall
Founder of a company Kelly Perdew invested in
Kelly lives up to the site's moniker and has been an absolute angel to us. Kelly came on board as an investor and moved quickly just as he said he would and since then has opened a LOT of doors to partners, other investors and clients. From an exclusive dinner invite where I found myself...more
Joseph Morin
Founder of a company Kelly Perdew invested in
Kelly is a phenomenal mentor. He has a breadth of experience advising start-ups across a wide range of industries which translates into meaningful advice from someone who's been there done that. His ability to quickly absorb data, crunch the possible moves, and present an analysis of...more
Brian Ballard
For Kelly Perdew's investment at APX Labs
Kelly is one of the smartest, hardest working individuals I've ever met. Great strategic vision coupled with tactical know-how and one of the best networks around. Having Kelly in your corner gives you an unfair advantage.
Kelly is fantastic mentor and advisor. I really enjoy his frank advice about our company and our future. He presents facts very straightforward and gives our C-team the perspective we need to mark smart decision. We go to him with all our important decisions to get his take on life. I...more
Kelly's advice and mentorship to APX Labs and RideScout has been invaluable. I call Kelly a "start up personal trainer" because he makes you work very hard and in the end you are much stronger as an entrepreneur. In addition, Kelly is a true friend professionally and personally....more
Kelly is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with a track record of success. His investment into Edbacker has provided us with a wealth of experience and connections. We are excited to work with Kelly as we continue to grow.
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