Upside Partnership is a true seed-stage investment firm building a portfolio of purpose-built founders creating high potential companies. By making each founder a partner in the fund, we create a community of people who uniquely understand each other’s challenges and participate in each other’s success.

ABOUT

Our mission is to form trusted partnerships with founders as they begin to craft meaningful, lasting businesses and to create a community where each member is building toward the others’ success.

There has been a change in seed funding. Funds are getting larger and larger, which has driven a shift in fund economics and ownership targets. At Upside Partnership, we’ve purposefully built a smaller fund, which allows us to be thoughtful and deeply involved on a person-to-person level at a company’s most nascent stage.

FOUNDER

Kent Goldman is the founder of Upside Partnership, a true seed-stage investment firm. Kent has been partnering with founders since seed investing became a category. He has had the opportunity to work alongside founders who have spawned more than 200 companies. In 2015, he was named to the Midas Brink List.

Kent was formerly a partner at First Round Capital, where he led investments such as Airware, Artillery, Cabana (acquired by Twitter), Cluster, Hotel Tonight, HotPotato (acquired by Facebook), Liftopia, MemSQL, MessageMe, Path, Storenvy and Threadflip. He also served on the board of Mashery (acquired by Intel).

Earlier in his career, Kent was a member of Yahoo!’s corporate development team. He also led business strategy for Yahoo! products generating $1 billion in annual revenue.

Kent Goldman

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COMPANIES

APOZY
Human Security Intelligence. Protecting your first line of defense; people. Gamified security awareness.

 

ASSIST
Locals know best. Ask where to eat, drink, stay or explore. Message instantly with a friendly local.

 

BLOCKCYPHER
Powering block chains in the cloud. Easily build and run secure, scalable, and reliable applications.

 

DIGIT
Digit automates your savings so you don’t have to think about it.

 

FREE
Share your availability and get more time with people you like. A light way to plan with friends.

 

JUNE
A computer-based oven that thinks like a chef. Cook with more precision and efficiency than ever before.

 

LAUREL & WOLF
Finally, interior design at your fingertips The affordable, accessible, and fun way to design your space.

 

LILY
Camera. Reinvented. No setup required. Just throw Lily in the air to record a new video.

 

NOTABLE LABS
Helps doctors find combinations of FDA approved treatments that brain cancer patients can use today.

 

SMYTE
Smyte’s trust and safety system stops spam, abuse and fraud before it happens.

 

TEXTIO
How you write changes who you reach. Textio predicts how effective your words will be.

 

TINYHR
Captures feedback from your team to reveal insights and opportunities to improve culture and results.

 

 

ZEN99
Provides the support services that contractors need in the growing 1099 economy.

 

 

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CONTACT

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