|Founded||March 2010 (as Floodgate Fund)|
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.
In March 2017, Floodgate raised $131 million for its sixth fund. In previous years, their fifth fund closed at $76 million, fourth fund closed at $75 million and their third fund at $73.5 million.
Floodgate has invested in a number of companies including Twitter, Digg, location-based services company Gowalla, professional networking service BranchOut, Chegg, Formstack, Milk Inc., TaskRabbit, self-storage marketplace SpareFoot, and seasteading platform company Blueseed.
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