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Jupiter Networks invests $2.5M in enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist

Alchemist, which began as an experiment to better promote enterprise entrepreneurs, has morphed into a well-established Silicon Valley accelerator.
To prove it, San Francisco-based Alchemist is announcing a fresh $2.5 million investment ahead of its 20th demo day on Wednesday. Jupiter Networks, a networking and cybersecurity solutions business, has led the round, with participation from Siemensventure capital unit Next47.
Launched in 2012 by former Draper Fisher Jurvetson investor Ravi Belani, Alchemist provides participating teams with six months of mentorship and a $36,000 investment. Alchemistadmits companies whose revenue stream comes from enterprises, not consumers, with a bent toward technical founders.
According to numbers provided by the accelerator, dubbed the Y Combinator of Enterprise, 115 Alchemist portfolio companies have gone on to raise $556 million across several VC deals. Another 25 have been acquired, including S4 Capitals recent $150 million acquisition of media consultancy MightyHive, Alchemists largest exit to date.
Other notable alums include Rigetti Computing, LaunchDarkly, which helps startups soft-launch features anddrone startup Matternet.
Alchemist has previously raised venture capital funding, including a $2 million financing in 2017 led by GE and an undisclosed investment from Salesforce.
Nineteen companies will demo products onstage tomorrow. You can live streamAlchemists 20th demo day here.

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