Investing Profile

Cindy Padnos(1)

VCFormer CEOFounderMarketing Operator

Seed Stage B2B/Enterprise software investor

illuminate.comOakland, California
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Illuminate Ventures Managing Partner
$250K - $1.5M
$750K
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$27M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Pyze
Venture RoundJul 2019$4.6M
$4.6M
JetStream Software
Series AMay 2019
Bid Ops
Seed RoundMar 2019$1.8M
$1.8M
Pex
Series ANov 2018$8M
Seed RoundOct 2017$7M
$72.000057M
Co-investors: Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures)
Contentstack
Seed RoundNov 2018
Jacobi
Seed RoundFeb 2017$2.5M
$2.5M
LitBit
Series AMay 2016$7M
$7M
Co-investors: Ryan Floyd
ChannelEyes
Venture RoundJan 2016
Seed RoundApr 2014$1.3M
$1.3M
Co-investors: Mike Brown Jr (Bowery Capital), David Arcara (Laconia Capital Group), Claudia Iannazzo (Alpha Prime Fund), Geri Kirilova (Laconia Capital Group)
Great enterprise software teams.
We do not invest in B2C/consumer Internet companies.
Founder & Managing Partner Illuminate VenturesPresent
Founder & CEO Vivant2001
VP Marketing Scopus Technology (Acquired by Siebel and, later, Oracle)1998
Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business MSIA/MBA
University of Michigan AB
Kingswood School Cranbrook