|Founded||March 2010 (as Floodgate Fund), was Maples Investments before that.|
Floodgate Fund is a venture capital firm based in the United States created by Mike Maples Jr. and Ann Miura-Ko. It was originally named Maples Investments but was renamed Floodgate Fund in March 2010. It is focused on investments in technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Floodgate has invested in a number of companies including microblogging service Twitter, user-driven news sharing service Digg, location-based services company Gowalla (later acquired by Facebook), Facebook-based professional networking service BranchOut, used textbook rental service Chegg, Formspring (which later became Formstack), Milk Inc. (a company founded by Kevin Rose that was acquired by Google), local chores outsourcing platform TaskRabbit, self-storage marketplace SpareFoot, and seasteading platform company Blueseed.
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- Schoenfeld, Erick (2010-09-17). "Facebook Job-Hunting App BranchOut Raises $6 Million From Accel And Super Angels". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- Klein, Julie (2011-05-11). "Deals & More: BranchOut grabs $18M to help you job hunt on Facebook". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- Lacy, Sarah (2011-04-26). "Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- Tsotsis, Alexia (2011-05-04). "TaskRabbit Gets $5M From Shasta Ventures, First Round And Others To Help People Get Stuff Done". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- "FLOODGATE Backs SpareFoot". 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
- Banister, Cyan (2012-12-13). "Mike Maples Gets On Board Blueseed's Sea Platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
- Cohan, Peter (2012-12-11). "How Mike Maples, Jr. Became One Of Silicon Valley's Great Investors". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- Lacy, Sarah (2011-03-08). "Mike Maples: Why I Don't Go for the Flip and the Three Deals that Got Away (TCTV)". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-12-14.