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John Francis

John Francis brings his experiences as an operator and institutional venture investor. John along with Clay Gordon founded Stout Street Capital in 2017. As General Partner he focuses on investment opportunities in the IT software serving sectors such as Construction, Government, Energy, Cleantech, Media, Advertising, HR, Healthcare and Cloud services. John works actively on several portfolio company boards including Schola, Fluent Forever, and Ad Fontes. He previously served on the boards of Popwallet (acquired by Snapchat (Nasdaq: SNAP)) and has made investments in companies such as Left Hand Robotics(Acquired by TORO(NYSE:TTS).
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  • Check Size: $100K - $500K
  • Total Investment: 58
  • Check Size Sweet Spot: $200K
  • Investment ARR Baseline: $0
  • Investment Track Record (IRR): 24%
  • Round Size: $1M - $4M
  • Business Model Preferences: B2B, B2C, B2B2C
  • Stage Preferences: Angel, Pre Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sector Preferences:
  • Investments Region Preferences: None

Notable Exits
Company Name Deal Type Exit Date Crunchbase Link Website
Costello Nov 05, 2019 cb Website Link
Prospectify Aug 08, 2019 cb Website Link
Left Hand Robotics Mar 02, 2021 cb Website Link
Current Portfolio
Company Name Deal Type Investment Date Company Website
Realvision Seed March 15, 2017 Website Link Pre Seed April 09, 2018 Website Link
Powderkeg Seed June 26, 2018 Website Link
WorkHound Seed June 18, 2019 Website Link
Cheddar Up Seed November 01, 2017 Website Link

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