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$122.5K ($50K)
Typical Investments
5
Expected Deals/Year
80
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Note from Candela Partners

We fund and build Mixed Reality startups. (AR / VR / 3D / Computer Vision)

ABOUT CANDELA PARTNERS:

Candela Partners is an investment firm founded by @Don Stein and @Lawrence Braitman that is focusing on early-stage startups in the Mixed Reality (MR) industry. These technologies include AR, VR, 3D, and Computer Vision.

Don is the AR/VR scout of General Catalyst, and has funded 30 Mixed Reality startups since 2015 (6D.ai, CameraIQ, Synapse, Omnivirt). He has become a nucleolus of this emerging industry by hosting monthly events, and staying involved from ground zero.

Lawrence has been investing advising, and accelerating the growth of early-stage companies since 1997. Together with Rick Thompson, he co-founded FlyCast which created the first ever display advertising network targeted direct-response buyers. Flycast went public in 1999 raising $75M and then sold in 2000 for a reported $2.2B.

Don and Larry founded Candela in January 2016 and have continued to grow their foothold as leading investors in the Mixed Reality industry.


ABOUT THIS FUND:

This fund aims to invest in all of Candela Partners' early-stage venture deals ($10M pre-money valuation or less) in the Mixed Reality industry, including but not limited to companies operating in the Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision, and 3D industry.

The fund plans to invest in roughly 10 companies within the next 18 months, but the actual number of investments may vary. The fund will invest up to $750,000 as an initial check into any single company.

Please note that investors in this fund may not have equal access to fund information due to relationships with the fund advisor or companies that the fund invests in.


RULES:

With syndicates, you can gain access to our Mixed Reality investments.

  • Backers invest in our deals on the same terms as us
  • Backers who pre-fund their account will be prioritized for gaining access to our allocations


QUESTIONS?

Q&A: Don@candelapartners.co or Larry@candelapartners.co

Dealflow

We fund Mixed Reality startups.

Here is our syndication criteria:

We are focused on AR/VR investments, and focus on this tech.

Syndication criteria
1. Talented and dedicated team with vast AR/VR experience, and footprint, and traction w/ customers or users
2. We typically favor opportunities that allow us to co-invest with Sand Hill Road VC's or leading Mixed Reality specialty funds

Team
Lawrence Braitman
Angel
investor / advisor / growth accelerator to early-stage digital media companies
Investments
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LPs
Jeff Fagnan
VC
Founder at @Accomplice; founder of @TUGG / @Veracode / @BOSS Syndicate / Spearhead / @Maiden Lane / board of @AngelList / incubated @Carbon Black (CBLK)
Jeremy Levine
Angel
Founder/CEO @DRAFT. Investor in 40+ startups.
Vasu Kulkarni
Angel
Founder / CEO of @Krossover , Managing Partner @Courtside Ventures
Sundeep Ahuja
Advisor
I've led 90+ Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs @Sandbox VR @Starcity @Notable Labs @Lively; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Raj DasGupta
Entrepreneur
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale for A&D/Life Sciences Author of The Icarus Prediction 80+ Angel Investments UMBC Alumni Stanford AI Graduate Studies
Armando Biondi
Investor
Cofounder @AdEspresso, acquired by @Hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 75 startups + @AngelList Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Stefano Bernardi
Angel
ED @Aragon Angel @Atomico Previously Co-Founded @Mission and Market and @Kickpay (YC W15). Spent time at @500 Startups and @TechCrunch. BSc Computer Eng
Rob Ness
VC
Obsessively hunts the world's best startups. Served time @Harvard, @Berkeley.
Can help with
“I'm very plugged into the rapidly growing tech scene here in Washington DC, and am proactive about promoting the products of my portfolio companies...more
References
Larry is one of the worlds most talented digital media angels.
Brandon "Don" Stein
For Lawrence Braitman's work at Candela Partners
He has been communicative, helpful when we have asked, and an awesome investor!
Ben Parr
For Lawrence Braitman's investment at Octane AI
Larry is a founder friendly investor. His calm nature coupled with great business insights really help founders navigate their growth trajectories.
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