Online investment marketplace connecting consumer & retail businesses with accredited investors

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Retail & Convenience Stores
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    30 Maiden Lane, Floor 6 San Francisco, CA 94108

    CircleUp harnesses the power of big data & machine learning to identify and help the fastest-growing companies in consumer & retail

    CircleUp's mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive by connecting them with the capital & resources they need. For years, we saw passionate consumer entrepreneurs struggle to find the support they need to grow their brand—to hire more employees, produce more product, and share their dream with more consumers. Consumer companies were often forced to reach out to friends and family—a long and often awkward process. At the same time, we saw investors that were passionate about these innovative consumer product and retail companies, but didn't know how to get in touch with the entrepreneurs. We created CircleUp to make this process more efficient.

    CircleUp has been named one of the Top 5 Most Disruptive Companies in Finance by CNBC, one of the 50 Best Fintech Innovators by KPMG, and one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes.

    We believe

    • Great entrepreneurs deserve funding from passionate investors.
    • Technology allows for accredited investors to find, vet, and invest in companies in a new way.
    • A community of investors, backing a company individually and collectively, can help a company grow beyond just the financial contribution.
    • True investor diversification should include more than just public market investing.

    Tech stack

    Python, Postgres, Apache Spark, Docker, React.JS, AWS


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    CircleUp - Free samples from our client businesses!
    CircleUp - Fun group outings