Kickstart Fund is a venture capital firm focused on building companies and funding startups in Utah, Colorado, and the Mountain West. Kickstart Fund was founded in 2008 as the first seed fund in Utah. Past investments include Cotopaxi, Aumni, Moises, Angel Studios, Salad, Campfire, Clientbook, Spiff, and Recyclops. 


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TechBuzz Articles: 

Gigafund Leads $47 Million Investment in Angel Studios, Mark Tullis, January 6th, 2022

Gravwell Raises $3 Million Seed Funding, Mark Tullis, October 7th, 2021

Bain Invests $45 Million in Cotopaxi, Austin Craig, September 8th, 2021

Aumni Raises $50 Million Series B, Mark Tullis, August 26th, 2021

Campfire Raises $2.5M Seed, Austin Craig, August 16th, 2021

Music-Tech Startup Moises Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round, Austin Craig, August 3rd, 2021

Clientbook Raises $4.5 Million Series A, Mattea Gygi, July 27th, 2021 

Salad Technologies Builds 4th Largest Supercomputer on Earth, Austin Craig, July 26th, 2021

Spiff Announces $46 Million Series B Investment, Mark Tullis, June 1st, 2021

Recyclops Announces $3 Million Seed Investment, Mark Tullis, May 18th, 2021 

Kickstart Fund and Stout Street Capital Host UNMET Utah, Austin Craig, April 23, 2021

VidAngel Rebrands as Angel Studios, Refocuses on Original Content, Austin Craig, March 20th, 2021

SimpleCitizen Acquired by World's Largest Immigration Law Firm, Austin Craig, September 23rd, 2020

Aumni Offers a New Approach to VC Portfolio Insights and Financial Analytics, Mark Tullis, September 14th, 2020

VidAngel is Back: Disney Drops $62 Million Ruling, Austin Craig, September 4th, 2020 

Buzzworthy Mentions: 

Inc. Magazine Recognizes Founder-Friendly Investment Firms in Utah, October 8th, 2021

Serene Papenfuss Joins Kickstart, September 24th, 2021

Aumni Reports 225%+ Growth, August 6th, 2021

Chargeback Announces Acquisition by Sift, June 5th, 2021