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Startup Investor

Zillionize is a low friction startup investor with a portfolio of over 100 fast growing startups. 

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Some of Our Portfolio


How We Operate


We focus on early-stage, seed investing in founders who see the future and startups that create the future.

Lightning Fast

We follow a no nonsense approach to startup investment – lightning fast. From reaching out to funds being wired.

Data Driven

We are data driven – when we approach you, we may not ask any questions because we have already collected enough data to believe in your success.

Experienced Operators

We are self funded experienced operators. Our team live and breath enterprise software on a day to day basis and are equally as passionate about other areas of technology.

Recent announcements from our portfolio

  • Albedo’s Groundbreaking Leap: $35M in Series A-1 Funding
    Albedo, a frontrunner in delivering the sharpest satellite imagery available commercially, has once again made headlines with its latest Series A-1 funding round. In a significant boost to their mission, Albedo has successfully raised an extra $35 million in an extension to their Series A from late 2022, thanks to the confidence and backing of lead investor Standard Investments, among others. This remarkable achievement brings Albedo’s total funding to an […]
  • Reality Defender’s Pioneering Deepfake Detection Technology Seals $15M Series A Funding
    Reality Defender, a groundbreaking startup specializing in the detection of text, video, and image deepfakes, has successfully closed its Series A round with a robust $15M in investments. Emerging as a distinguished member of the Y Combinator W22 batch and initially backed by Zillionize, this funding milestone further solidifies its position as a leader in the cybersecurity and AI ethics landscape. Our initial investment in Reality Defender underscored our belief […]
  • DigitalOcean Makes Waves with $111m Paperspace Acquisition, Amplifying AI Capabilities for SMBs and Startups
    DigitalOcean, the esteemed cloud hosting pioneer, has recently taken an exhilarating step by confirming its acquisition of Paperspace, a trailblazing New York-based cloud computing and AI startup, for an impressive $111m. This acquisition not only marks a significant progression in the world of cloud computing but also showcases the continued success of startups nurtured through YCombinator, with Paperspace being a distinguished member of the YCW15 batch. Backed in its early […]
  • Strategic Expansion: Go1’s Acquisition of Blinkist Marks a New Chapter in Learning Innovation
    In an era where continuous learning and professional development are key to sustaining competitive advantage, Go1’s strategic acquisition of Blinkist not only amplifies its mission to transform enterprise training but also underscores Zillionize’s commitment to backing ventures that redefine industries. This move marks a significant leap towards creating a holistic learning ecosystem that caters to the evolving needs of the modern workforce. Zillionize has always championed startups that drive transformational […]
  • Deepgrams Enterprise Voice Recognition Business Completes $72m Series B Round
    Deepgram, the Enterprise Voice Recognition company that enables its API users to transcribe, intelligently and accurately, any text sent its way in dozens of languages. Deepgram has recently completed its Series B round at a massive $72m.
  • Zillionize invests in Velontra – Hypersonic Space Plane and Engine Development
    Currently there are almost 5,000 satellites orbiting the Earth. Over half of those are in low earth orbit (LEO). The number of satellites launched has seen a sharp upturn in recent years. Some of the primary concerns for those looking to have their satellites launch into LEO are cost and lead time. On average, it cost $62m USD to launch a satellite with a lead time up to 9 months. […]