Former Snap employees raise $9M for Trust, emerging from beta to level marketing playing field

Trust wants to give smaller businesses the same advantages that large enterprises have when marketing on digital and social media platforms. It came out of beta with $9 million in seed funding from Lerer Hippeau, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures and Upper90.

The Los Angeles-based company was started in 2019 by a group of five Snap alums working in various roles within Snap’s revenue product strategy business. They were building tools for businesses to fund success with digital marketing, but kept hearing from customers about the advantage big advertisers had over smaller ones — the ability to receive good payment terms, credit lines, as well as data and advice.

Aiming to flip the script on that, the group created Trust, which is a card and business community to help digital businesses navigate the ever-changing pricing models to market online, receive the same incentives larger advertisers get and make the best decision of where their marketing dollars will reach the furthest.

Trust dashboard

Trust does this in a few ways: Its card, built in partnership with Stripe, enables businesses to increase their buying power by up to 20 times and have 45 days to make payments on their marketing investments, CEO James Borow told TechCrunch. Then as part of its community, companies share knowledge of marketing buys and data insights typically reserved for larger advertisers. Users even receive news via their dashboard around their specific marketing strategy, he added.

“The ad platforms are a wall of gardens, and most people don’t know what is going on inside, so our customers work together to see what is going on,” Borow said.

The growth of e-commerce is pushing more digital marketing investments, providing opportunity for Trust to be a huge business, Borow said. E-commerce sales in the U.S. grew by 39% in the first quarter, while digital advertising spend is forecasted to increase 25% this year to $191 billion. Meanwhile, Google, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter all recently reported rapid growth in their year-over-year advertising revenues, Borow said.

The new funding will go toward increasing the company’s headcount.

“We have active customers on the platform, so we wanted to ramp up hiring as soon as we went into general release,” he added. “We are leaving beta with 25 businesses and a few hundred on our waitlist.”

That list will soon grow. In addition to the funding round, Trust announced a strategic partnership with social shopping e-commerce platform Verishop. The company’s 3,500 merchants will receive priority access to the Trust card and community, Borow said.

Andrea Hippeau, partner at Lerer Hippeau, said she knew Borow from being an investor in his previous advertising company Shift, which was acquired by Brand Networks in 2015.

When Borow contacted Lerer about Trust, Hippeau said this was the kind of offering that would be applicable to the firm’s portfolio, which has many direct-to-consumer brands, and knew marketing was a huge pain point for them.

“Digital marketing is important to all brands, but it is also a black box that you put marketing dollars into, but don’t know what you get,” she said. “We hear this across our portfolio — they spend a lot of money on ad platforms, yet are treated like mom-and-pop companies in terms of credit. When in reality Casper is outspending other companies by five times. Trust understands how important marketing dollars are and gives them terms that are financially better.”

 

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Valoreo raises $30M more to acquire e-commerce brands across LatAm

Just over five months after securing $50 million in debt & equity, Valoreo has closed on a $30 million Series A funding round.

Mexico City-based Valoreo aims to invest in, operate and scale e-commerce brands as part of its self-described mission “to bring better products at more affordable prices” to the Latin American consumer.

Valoreo (which the company says is an extension of the Spanish word “valor,” meaning to add value), acquires merchants that operate their own brands and primarily sell on online marketplaces such as Amazon and Mercado Libre. The company targets brands that offer “category-leading products” and which it believes have “significant growth potential.” It also develops brands in-house to offer a broader selection of products to the end customer.

The startup was founded in late 2020 and has since swelled to more than 100 employees throughout Latin America. It has also since completed “multiple” acquisitions of local brands operating across a variety of industries, such as beauty, fitness and home goods.

California-based Presight Capital and Kingsway Capital out of the United Kingdom co-led the round, which also included participation from existing backers such as Kaszek, Upper90 and FJ Labs. The company declined to break down how much equity it raised in its seed round, but including debt, Valoreo has secured $80 million since inception.

It plans to use the new capital mostly to continue acquiring e-commerce brands across Mexico, Brazil and Colombia as well as to do more hiring.

The company says its model differs from that of its U.S.-based competitors (such as Thrasio and Perch) in that it is tailored to “the specific needs of the Latin American market and is specifically focused on the Latin American end customer.”

Valoreo aims to help entrepreneurs who may lack the resources and access to capital to take their businesses to the next level.

At the time of its seed raise, co-founder and co-CEO Stefan Florea told TechCrunch that the company takes less than five weeks typically from its initial contact with a seller to a final payout. 

Then, the acquired and developed brands are integrated into the company’s consolidated holding. By tapping its team of “specialists” in areas such as digital marketing and supply chain management, it claims to be able to help these brands “reach new heights” while giving the entrepreneurs behind the companies “an attractive exit,” or partial exit in some cases.

Generally Valoreo acquires the majority of the business, with the purchase price typically being a combination of an upfront cash payment and a profit share component so sellers can still earn money.

Hernan Kazah, co-founder and managing partner of Kaszek, said the firm doubled down on its investment in the startup after seeing its “impressive growth over the past few months.”

Valoreo is not the only Latin American startup focused on this space. In April, Merama announced it had raised $60 million in seed and Series A funding and secured $100 million in debt.

The money was raised “at well over a $200 million valuation,” co-founder and CEO Sujay Tyle said at the time.

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Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech industry and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the natural gas industry.

Crusoe, which uses excess natural gas from energy operations to power data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations, has just raised $128 million in new financing from some of the top names in the venture capital industry to build out its operations — and the timing couldn’t be better.

Methane emissions are emerging as a new area of focus for researchers and policymakers focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping global warming within the 1.5 degree targets set under the Paris Agreement. And those emissions are just what Crusoe Energy is capturing to power its data centers and bitcoin mining operations.

The reason why addressing methane emissions is so critical in the short term is because these greenhouse gases trap more heat than their carbon dioxide counterparts and also dissipate more quickly. So dramatic reductions in methane emissions can do more in the short term to alleviate the global warming pressures that human industry is putting on the environment.

And the biggest source of methane emissions is the oil and gas industry. In the U.S. alone roughly 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas is flared daily, said Chase Lochmiller, a co-founder of Crusoe Energy. About two thirds of that is flared in Texas with another 500 million cubic feet flared in North Dakota, where Crusoe has focused its operations to date.

For Lochmiller, a former quant trader at some of the top American financial services institutions, and Cully Cavmess, a third generation oil and gas scion, the ability to capture natural gas and harness it for computing operations is a natural combination of the two men’s interests in financial engineering and environmental preservation.

NEW TOWN, ND – AUGUST 13: View of three oil wells and flaring of natural gas on The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near New Town, ND on August 13, 2014. About 100 million dollars worth of natural gas burns off per month because a pipeline system isn’t in place yet to capture and safely transport it . The Three Affiliated Tribes on Fort Berthold represent Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. It’s also at the epicenter of the fracking and oil boom that has brought oil royalties to a large number of native americans living there. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The two Denver natives met in prep-school and remained friends. When Lochmiller left for MIT and Cavness headed off to Middlebury they didn’t know that they’d eventually be launching a business together. But through Lochmiller’s exposure to large scale computing and the financial services industry, and Cavness assumption of the family business they came to the conclusion that there had to be a better way to address the massive waste associated with natural gas.

Conversation around Crusoe Energy began in 2018 when Lochmiller and Cavness went climbing in the Rockies to talk about Lochmiller’s trip to Mt. Everest.

When the two men started building their business, the initial focus was on finding an environmentally friendly way to deal with the energy footprint of bitcoin mining operations. It was this pitch that brought the company to the attention of investors at Polychain, the investment firm started by Olaf Carlson-Wee (and Lochmiller’s former employer), and investors like Bain Capital Ventures and new investor Valor Equity Partners.

(This was also the pitch that Lochmiller made to me to cover the company’s seed round. At the time I was skeptical of the company’s premise and was worried that the business would just be another way to prolong the use of hydrocarbons while propping up a cryptocurrency that had limited actual utility beyond a speculative hedge against governmental collapse. I was wrong on at least one of those assessments.)

“Regarding questions about sustainability, Crusoe has a clear standard of only pursuing projects that are net reducers of emissions. Generally the wells that Crusoe works with are already flaring and would continue to do so in the absence of Crusoe’s solution. The company has turned down numerous projects where they would be a buyer of low cost gas from a traditional pipeline because they explicitly do not want to be net adders of demand and emissions,” wrote a spokesman for Valor Equity in an email. “In addition, mining is increasingly moving to renewables and Crusoe’s approach to stranded energy can enable better economics for stranded or marginalized renewables, ultimately bringing more renewables into the mix. Mining can provide an interruptible base load demand that can be cut back when grid demand increases, so overall the effect to incentivize the addition of more renewable energy sources to the grid.”

Other investors have since piled on including: Lowercarbon Capital, DRW Ventures, Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, KCK Group, Upper90, Winklevoss Capital, Zigg Capital and Tesla co-founder JB Straubel.

The company now operate 40 modular data centers powered by otherwise wasted and flared natural gas throughout North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Next year that number should expand to 100 units as Crusoe enters new markets such as Texas and New Mexico. Since launching in 2018, Crusoe has emerged as a scalable solution to reduce flaring through energy intensive computing such as bitcoin mining, graphical rendering, artificial intelligence model training and even protein folding simulations for COVID-19 therapeutic research.

Crusoe boasts 99.9% combustion efficiency for its methane, and is also bringing additional benefits in the form of new networking buildout at its data center and mining sites. Eventually, this networking capacity could lead to increased connectivity for rural communities surrounding the Crusoe sites.

Currently, 80% of the company’s operations are being used for bitcoin mining, but there’s increasing demand for use in data center operations and some universities, including Lochmiller’s alma mater of MIT are looking at the company’s offerings for their own computing needs.

“That’s very much in an incubated phase right now,” said Lochmiller. “A private alpha where we have a few test customers… we’ll make that available for public use later this year.”

Crusoe Energy Systems should have the lowest data center operating costs in the world, according to Lochmiller and while the company will spend money to support the infrastructure buildout necessary to get the data to customers, those costs are negligible when compared to energy consumption, Lochmiller said.

The same holds true for bitcoin mining, where the company can offer an alternative to coal powered mining operations in China and the construction of new renewable capacity that wouldn’t be used to service the grid. As cryptocurrencies look for a way to blunt criticism about the energy usage involved in their creation and distribution, Crusoe becomes an elegant solution.

Institutional and regulatory tailwinds are also propelling the company forward. Recently New Mexico passed new laws limiting flaring and venting to no more than 2 percent of an operator’s production by April of next year and North Dakota is pushing for incentives to support on-site flare capture systems while Wyoming signed a law creating incentives for flare gas reduction applied to bitcoin mining. The world’s largest financial services firms are also taking a stand against flare gas with BlackRock calling for an end to routine flaring by 2025.

“Where we view our power consumption, we draw a very clear line in our project evaluation stage where we’re reducing emissions for an oil and gas projects,” Lochmiller said. 

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E-commerce investor Upper90 raises $55M for equity investments

It might be strange to hear this from a firm that just raised a $55 million equity fund, but the team at Upper90 would like to remind you that equity isn’t the only funding that’s available.

Upper90 is led by CEO Billy Libby (former head of quantitative education sales at Goldman Sachs) and Chairman Jason Finger (co-founder of Seamless), and it was the first investor in both Thrasio and Clearbanc. The firm offers debt and equity funding, and it just closed a $195 million fund in December — but the fund announced today is Upper90’s first to be devoted purely to equity financing.

Finger said he and Libby have taken this combined approach because there are often predictable parts of an online business, where (for example) “if I’m doing some marketing, I know that $1 on Facebook will generate $8 of revenue.” In those cases, “equity is the most expensive way you can finance growth,” and he said it “really fundamentally bothered me that the founders and early investors who took a lot of the risks, dedicating their life on a 24/7 basis” would often end up owning a small percentage of the company.

That doesn’t mean debt is the only solution, but in Finger’s words, founders should stop seeing big equity rounds as “a badge of honor.” Instead, they can work with Upper90 to find the “optimal capital structure” combining both elements.

“Life isn’t binary,” he added. “Part of the reason we launched an equity fund in the [e-commerce] rollup sector is that equity is an important piece for you to get the highest quality lender — they’re going to want to know that there’s equity protection underneath their credit facility.”

He also suggested that making an equity investment turns Upper90 into a “long-term partner” for the companies it backs, freeing the team from being “purely focused on the returns related to our credit.”

As alluded to earlier, Libby and Finger see the e-commerce aggregation market as one that’s particularly well-suited to their approach. (Thrasio is perhaps the best-known startup rolling up Amazon sellers, while Clearbanc offers its own revenue-based financing to e-commerce and SaaS companies.)

“I always say: What’s new is old,” Libby told me. “If we had this conversation 15 years ago, we’d be talking about rolling up gyms and dry cleaners and smoothie shops […] The infrastructure that Amazon has developed allows people to be entrepreneurs in a week, so I think that we’re still extremely early in this trend. There are going to be so many more people starting their own store on Amazon.”

And eventually, he suggested Upper90 could take a similar approach in other industries: “A content creator who starts a YouTube channel is not that different than the Amazon store owner. Five years from now, we could be talk about, what’s the value of a subscriber on YouTube, what’s the value of an influencer’s following on Instagram, how can we bring some of that revenue forward?”

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#DealMonitor – #EXKLUSIV Shop-Betreiber ManuCo bekommt 100 Millionen – Signa investiert in Makler-Startup Evernest


Im aktuellen #DealMonitor für den 26. Januar werfen wir wieder einen Blick auf die wichtigsten, spannendsten und interessantesten Investments und Exits des Tages in der DACH-Region. Alle Deals der Vortage gibt es im großen und übersichtlichen #DealMonitor-Archiv.

INVESTMENTS

ManuCo
+++ Der Münchner Geldgeber Alstin Capital, also Carsten Maschmeyer, investiert – wie kürzlich im Insider-Podcast angedeutet –  gemeinsam mit Thrasio-Finanzierer Upper90 und einer Stiftung bis zu 100 Millionen US-Dollar (Eigen- und Fremdkapital) – gekoppelt an diverse Meilensteine – in ManuCo. Hinter dem Unternehmen – das künftig unter dem Dach von The Stryze Group agiert – stecken Seriengründer und Investor Sebastian Funke (Springtech Partners, Stoyo, Gourmesso, Amalendo), Mark Hartmann (ebenfalls Springtech Partners) und Taro Niggemann (Goldman Sachs) und Sascha Krause. ManuCo betreibt seit etlichen Jahren Direct-to-Consumer-Brands wie Gourmesso, Glorybrew, Barista Moments, Amazy, Lineavi, High Pulse, Eberbart, Bella & Balu sowie Nutrani. Alstin hält nun knapp 12 % an ManuCo. Alle Details gibt es in unserem ManuCo-Artikel#EXKLUSIV

Evernest
+++ Das österreichische Immobilien- und Handelsunternehmen Signa investiert über seinen Ableger APIC Investments in das Hamburger PropTech Evernest. Im Zuge der Investmentrunde, die sicherlich im siebenstelligen Bereich liegt, investieren auch Project A Ventures, Jan-Eric Peters und Christian Gaiser erneut in der junge Makler-Startup, das 2019 von Christian Evers, zuletzt Chief Digital Officer bei Engel & Völkers, gegründet wurde. “Evernest bietet eine moderne Serviceplattform und bringt die besten Köpfe der Technologie- und Immobilienbranche zusammen. Dadurch ermöglichen wir Kunden und Maklern ein zeitgemäßes, transparentes und persönliches Kauf- und Verkaufserlebnis”, heißt es in der Selbstbeschreibung von Evernest. Salopp formuliert verkauft das Unternehmen teure Immobilien in Großstädten. Signa hält nun 14,1 & an Evernest. #EXKLUSIV

Tracks
+++ Der Hamburger Geldgeber MobilityFund, die Investitionsbank Berlin und ein “Konsortium von Investoren” investieren 2 Millionen Euro in Tracks. Das Berliner Startup positioniert sich als digitale Emissionsmanagement-Plattform. Mit dem frischen Geld möchte das Unternehmen seine “CO 2 -Reporting Plattform einer breiten Masse an Transportunternehmen und Verladern zur Verfügung stellen”. Tracke wurde 2018 von Jakob Muus und Igor Nikolaev gegründet.

Natif.ai
+++ Jetzt offiziell: 468 Capital investiert – wie bereits Mitte Dezember berichtet – in Natif.ai. Das Startup aus Saarbrücken, ein Spin-off des Deutschen Forschungsinstituts für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), ist im Segment der intelligenten Dokumenten Prozessautomation (IDP) unterwegs. “Dank einer Deep-OCR können Dokumente extrem schnell und genau analysiert sowie relevante Daten extrahiert werden”, teilt das Startup mit. Natif.ai wurde 2019 von Johannes Korves, Manuel Zapp, Berenger Laurent und Christophe Hocquet gegründet. Zuvor investierte bereits der High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) eine siebenstellige Summe in Natif.ai.

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#Hintergrund – #EXKLUSIV ManuCo soll Thrasio herausfordern! Alstin und Thrasio-Finanzierer Upper90 investieren bis zu 100 Millionen


Bereits Anfang Januar haben wir im Insider-Podcast ein (bis zu) 100-Millionen-Dollar-Investment in ein Berliner-Thrasio-Konzept enthüllt bzw. angekündigt. Nun können wir endlich die versprochenen Details und den Namen des jungen Unternehmens liefern. Der Münchner Geldgeber Alstin Capital, also Carsten Maschmeyer, investiert gemeinsam mit Thrasio-Finanzierer Upper90 und einer Stiftung in ManuCo.

Wer Thrasio bzw. den großen Thrasio-Klon-Komplex noch nicht kennt: Thrasio aus den USA kauft Amazon-Shopbetreiber auf und führt deren Geschäfte weiter. Seit einigen Monaten sind Thrasio-Klone das Thema in der deutschen Startup-Szene. Startups wie Brands UnitedOrange BrandsRazor Group, SellerX und Zeelos – um nur einige der bekannte Startups zu nennen – wollen auch hierzulande kleinere Amazon-Händler (FBA – Fulfillment by Amazon) aufkaufen und weiterführen.

Wer Upper90 aus New York nicht kennt: “Upper90 is a hybrid fund that provides founder-friendly credit and equity to top disruptors in e-commerce, enterprise and fintech”. Das Geldgeber (Fremdkapitalgeber) von Thrasio ist dabei ganz tief im Thema. Und Upper90 hat ganz tiefe Taschen: “We typically start with a $2-$10M credit facility with the ability to scale to $25-$50M+ for Seed to Series B businesses. Launched in June 2018, we began making founder friendly credit investments often as a flexible alternative to equity (to protect founding teams and early investors from excessive equity dilution). Already, we have deployed over $500M in support of the companies with which we have partnered”.

Und wer ManuCo aus der deutschen Hauptstadt nicht kennt: “Als Online Vertriebsexperte legen wir unseren Fokus auf die Entwicklung und Vermarktung von Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Brands und vereinen jetzt schon zahlreiche starke Eigenmarken unter unserem Dach”. Das Unternehmen wird derzeit von Sascha Krause geführt. Zum Team und Gesellschafterkreis von ManuCo gehören außerdem Seriengründer und Investor Sebastian Funke (Springtech Partners, Stoyo, Gourmesso, Amalendo), Mark Hartmann (ebenfalls Springtech Partners) und Taro Niggemann (Goldman Sachs)

ManuCo betreibt seit etlichen Jahren Direct-to-Consumer-Brands wie Gourmesso, Glorybrew, Barista Moments, Amazy, Lineavi, High Pulse, Eberbart, Bella & Balu sowie Nutrani. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Thrasio-Klonen sind die ManuCo-Macher somit bereits ganz tief im Thema. In einer Stellenanzeige beschrieb sich das Unternehmen zuletzt als “fast growing start-up with reputable VC investors (US and German)”. Zur Strategie verkündete ManuCo: “Buy-and-build strategy – acquire e-commerce shops and integrate them into a large e-commerce group; first stage of the strategy is focused on Amazon, second stage will be focused on other platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram)”. Zum Management hieß es zu guter Letzt: “Amazon Top 200 Seller for 7 Years (CEO & COO), Goldman Sachs for 12 years (CFO), Partner Project A Ventures for 6 years (CSO)”.

Das Investment von Alstin und vor allem Upper90 dürfte das Boom-Segment rund um das Thrasio-Konzept noch mehr Aufwind geben. Vielleicht aber auch einige Marktteilnehmer verunsichern, weil immer größere Summen im Spiel sind. Zumal auch etablierte Händler wie Berlin Brands Group (ehemals Chal-Tec) und KW-Commerce sich derzeit im Hype-Segment in Stellung bringen. ManuCo kann in diesem Millionenspiel nun gut mithalten. Bis zu 100 Millionen US-Dollar (Eigen- und Fremdkapital) – gekoppelt an diverse Meilensteine – sind auf jeden Fall eine Ansage. Alstin hält nun knapp 12 % an ManuCo.

Tipp: So bringt sich Thrasio gegen seine deutschen Klone in Stellung

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#Podcast – Insider #93: smava – Finanzcheck – Flink – Formel Skin – mercanis – Faster Future – Lemon Marktes


In unserem Insider-Podcast liefern OMR-Podcast-Legende Sven Schmidt und Alexander Hüsing, Chefredakteur von deutsche-startups.de, alle vierzehn Tage spannende und vor allem aber exklusive Insider-Infos aus der deutschen Startup-Szene.

Insider #93 – Unsere Themen

+++ smava und Finanzcheck.de verhandeln über Fusion #EXKLUSIV
+++ Cherry Ventures und Northzone investieren in Gorillas-Klon Flink #EXKLUSIV
+++ Alstin und Upper90 investieren in Berliner Thrasio-Konzept #EXKLUSIV
+++ Vorwerk Ventures investiert in Formel Skin #EXKLUSIV
+++ Speedinvest investiert in mercanis #EXKLUSIV
+++ Laura Grimmelmann (Ex-Accel) startet Faster Future #EXKLUSIV
+++ Creandum und System.One investieren in Lemon Marktes #EXKLUSIV
+++ Rheingau Founders investiert in Optidash #EXKLUSIV
+++ Glückwunsch an Mambu, Spryker und Sandbox Interactive #ANALYSE

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