Illuminate Ventures

Oakland, California
Founded in 2009, Illuminate Ventures is a micro VC firm led by a team with significant operating and investment track records. Illuminate provides seed and early stage capital to talented entrepreneurs who leverage the innate capital efficiencies of cloud-based computing technologies. Illuminate is typically the first institutional investor in a startup-- frequently at a point where the initial product has been developed, but 'polishing' is still required prior to scaling. Investments include award-winning companies such as BrightEdge Technologies, CalmSea, Hoopla Software, Red Aril (acquired by Hearst Corporation), WildPockets (acquired by Autodesk) and Xactly Corporation.
Founded:2009
Firm Location:Oakland, California • Seattle / Portland
Illuminate Ventures Team
Photo of Rebecca Norlander, Venture Partner at Illuminate Ventures
Rebecca Norlander
Illuminate Ventures·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $1.5M
Range: $250K - $4.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Analytics, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Social Networks
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Cindy Padnos
Illuminate Ventures·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $250K - $1.5M
Investors in Oakland (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Angel, Scout, and Solo-Capitalists (Other Lists), Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise Infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise Infrastructure, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Human Capital/HRTech, Investors in Human Capital/HRTech, Investors in LegalTech, Investors in LegalTech, Investors in MarketingTech, Investors in MarketingTech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB Software, Investors in SMB Software, Investors in Investors who invested in diverse founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who invested in female founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
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Jennifer Savage
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $250K - $1.5M
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Analytics, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Blockchain, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Future of Work, Investors in Future of Work, Investors in Human Capital/HRTech, Investors in Human Capital/HRTech, Investors in MarketingTech, Investors in MarketingTech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in Seattle / Portland (Other Lists)