GingerBreadCap Highlights of Our Third Quarter 2019

Highlights from GingerBread Capital’s Q3 2019


Watch our video of the “Women Investing in Women” event on October 1, 2019 at The Riveter in Los Angeles. GingerBread Capital partnered with LDR Ventures and Park Bench Capital to host the invite-only gathering, sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Fenwick & West.


New to the GingerBreadCap portfolio

Havenly – Denver-based Havenly recently raised $32 million in a Series C fundraising round for its interior design platform, which allows users to make their Pinterest dreams of the perfect home come true. Collaborate online with Havenly’s interior design pros, who will guide you through from concept to selecting, purchasing and arranging your furnishings, according to your style, space and budget. GBC  participated in the round with the Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau, and Kickstart Ventures.

Year & Day founder & CEO Kathryn Duryea

Nara Organics – A direct-to-consumer natural baby food company offering the first biodynamic organic infant formula; and a free app that helps parents track feeding sessions, pumping, sleep, and diaper changes.

Year & DaySophisticated, timeless and affordable diningware designed in California and made in Europe, Year & Day will make your table look perfect every day of the year.

Carbon38An online purveyor of high-fashion activewear and ready-to-wear featuring its own label and leading designer lines like Adidas by Stella McCartney, Reebok X Victoria Beckham, Ultracore and many others.

In other portfolio company news:

Incredible Health co-founders Iman Abuzeid & Rome Portlock

Contentstack, a headless CRM platform, raised $31.5 million in a Series A fundraising round in early October. GBC joined Insight Partners and Illuminate Ventures in the round. Check out Contentstack co-founder/CEO Neha Sampat‘s advice about how to support entrepreneurial women.

Incredible Health, a healthcare jobs matching platform targeting nurses and other in-demand healthcare positions, raised $17 million in a Series A fundraising round this past September. GBC joined investors Adreessen Horowitz, NFX, Obvious Ventures, Precursor Ventures and others in the round.

 

“Everyone should have their own artificial intuition agent whose job is to identify opportunities before you even know to search for them.”

Node founder Falon Fatemi, describing her company’s ‘Artificial Intuition’ platform, which raised $16 million in a fundraising round this past July. GBC joined investors Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, NEA, NewView Capital, Canaan Partners and several new investors including actor Will Smith’s Dreamers fund.


GingerBread Capital in the News

“I tell my founders, ‘My goal for you is simple. I want you to get rich, and I want you to put it back into the system.'” — GBC Founder & CEO Linnea Roberts was featured in Inc. magazine’s October 2019 issue about the increasing number of women who are — gradually — closing the VC funding gap by raising money and investing theirs in female founders. Read the article.

* GBC Partner Ita Ekpoudom explains why GBC is partnering with Human Ventures, in this brief video highlighting the firm’s value prop on investing in women-led and diverse, next-gen companies. Watch the video.


Events

Oct. 29
Ita Ekpoudom was a featured speaker at the 7th Annual Highwater Women “Investing for Impact” Symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

We’re also proud to be a sponsor of events that are bringing women together to support and invest in each other’s success.

Nov. 1
Booth Women Connect Conference
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago

Nov. 5
Declare Summit
New York City

Nov. 6-7
The Riveter Summit 2019
New York City

Nov. 12-13
All Raise Summit
Oakland, CA