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Top 5 Startups Founded in Venice

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Venice (California) is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been founded there over the years.

Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about fast-growing startups from Venice, here’s an extensive list of 5 startups founded there.


5 Startups in Venice

1) Genies

1) Genies

Genies is an avatar technology firm that creates avatars for individuals and groups.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Akash Nigam, Evan Rosenbaum, Jake Adams, Matt Geiger
  • Industries: Internet, Media and Entertainment, Mobile, Mobile Apps
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $116,964,358
  • Number of funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 57

You can find their website here.

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2) Altruist

2) Altruist

Altruist is a FinTech firm that creates a digital investment platform that is free of commissions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Jason Wenk
  • Industries: Asset Management, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $58,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

3) Carpay

3) Carpay

For BHPH dealers, Carpay is a loan management software.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Brandon Cavalier, Nick Swezey
  • Industries: Lending, Mobile Payments, Payments, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $10,100,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

4) Seed Health

4) Seed Health

Seed Health is a microbiological firm specializing on medicines, consumer health breakthroughs, and environmental solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Ara Katz, Raja Dhir
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical, Therapeutics
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $40,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 20

You can find their website here.

5) Specular Theory, Inc.

5) Specular Theory, Inc.

Award-winning virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence (VR/AR/AI) training applications for the defense and commercial sectors. A Phase III SBIR firm. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Morris May, Ryan Pulliam
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Enterprise, Enterprise Applications, Gaming, Media and Entertainment, Military, Software, Virtual Reality
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $5,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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