Fast Company Names CircleUp One of the Most Innovative Companies of 2019

Fast Company recently announced the 2019 Most Innovative Companies list, and we are excited to share that CircleUp was named #3 Most Innovative Data Science Company. CircleUp is included alongside the likes of Lineage Logistics, Orbital Insights, and Hopper, who are all taking a data-driven approach to solve unique global problems.

It’s an honor to be recognized by the Fast Company team.

Since first announcing Helio to the world, we’ve poured enormous effort into building its capabilities to make it the resource it is today. This year, we had a number of breakthroughs in developing Helio allowing us to further scale our two capital offerings––CircleUp Growth Partners and CircleUp Credit Advisors. As a result of the advancements in Helio’s horsepower, we are making notable strides towards our mission to help entrepreneurs thrive by providing them with the capital and resources needed.

The growth of Helio’s capabilities also represent a significant step in changing the future of investing. With Helio, we’re taking a quantitative approach to investing in entrepreneurs. By proactively monitoring the universe of consumer companies, Helio can mitigate unconscious bias or geographic constraints and respond to data-driven signals of success, rewarding promising entrepreneurs effectively and efficiently. The advancements made in 2018 with Helio also meant we could lay to the groundwork towards our future vision: a systematic investing fund.
We still have a tremendous mountain to climb. We’re setting ambitious goals because we believe strongly in bringing about a new model of investing. One that is grounded in data. This honor is particularly impactful for our team because mission matters a great deal to Fast Company. Thank you to Fast Company for believing in the CircleUp mission and seeing the current and future impact of our vision.

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Founded in 2009, CircleUp is a privately owned company on a mission to empower entrepreneurs with the funding and support that they need to thrive. Having facilitated investments for 500+ brands and counting, CircleUp uses their business technology platform, Helio, to increase the speed, quality, and objectivity of decision making in the private company landscape. Using a unique combination of data and machine learning technology, CircleUp makes it possible for underserved entrepreneurs to finally get the support they deserve. With a vast network of entrepreneurs, institutional investors, industry experts, and flexible financing solutions, CircleUp is shining a light on untapped human potential and transforming the world of private enterprise. For more information please visit:

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