Welcome to Ground Up Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.

We partner with extraordinary founders building transformational companies from the ground up

 

What We Do

Companies Backed

$250,000 - $500,000

Typical Check Size

Pre-Seed, Seed, Seed +

Stage Focus

United States & Israel

Geography Focus

March 2018

Latest Fund Raised

Generalist

Sector Focus

Yes

Reserve Capital for Follow-ons

Our relationship with our founders is one in which we intend to grow together, learn from each other, and hold each other accountable. We check our egos at the door and  jump into the trenches with you as you build your business. 

Why us
Why us
Passion. Grit. Persistence.

It takes a special type of person to turn a dream into a reality. We want to partner with founders who challenge the status quo and don't let anything get in their way.

Passion. Grit. Persistence.
Opening Doors

We wake up every day asking ourselves one question: "how can we help you?" For some, that's a mantra. For us, it's a way of life. We will only invest where we can add significant value via our global network. 

Opening Doors
A fund with a story

At Ground Up, our founders are taking a bet on us, just as we are on them. Our story started at Wharton Business School where David and Cory were roommates. Since then, they have dreamed of building a venture firm together and are excited to bring a fresh energy to the industry. 

 

Our Portfolio

Service software for contractors

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Benefits for people without benefits

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1-click video chat API

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Turn your MRR into ARR

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Fashion rental marketplace

Service software for contractors

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Benefits for people without benefits

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1-click video chat API

Reinventing esports through technology

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Smart store in your building

Cyber insurance for SMBs

On-demand liability insurance

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AI leasing assistant

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A new type of department store

Affordable home geothermal systems

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Streamlining financial aid for students

Unannounced Investments

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Auto insurance that fits your life

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Seamless WiFi for multi-family properties

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Micromobility subscription service

Fashion rental marketplace

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No-code dashboard for all company data

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Deliver the most compelling product demos

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Engage with customers at the right time

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Unlock value from every candidate interaction

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A new type of camera for your phone

Meet The Team

David Stark

David Stark

Founding Partner

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Cory Moelis

Cory Moelis

Founding Partner

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Jordan Odinsky

Investor, Head of Platform

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Le'ora Lichtenstein

Investor

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