Tech Company Financing Transactions

Sparkplug Funding Round

On 11/4/2022, Sparkplug announced $8 million in Series A financing from Lightbank, Industry Ventures and private investors.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series A
Proceeds Purpose
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its growth plans which include key executive hires and investments into data, development, and behavioral science expertise to continue expanding its platform.

Company Information

Company Status
Acquired or Merged
Mailing Address
303 West Erie 300
Chicago, IL 60610
Email Address
Sparkplug is a leading wireless broadband Internet service provider with carrier-grade networks across eight states, including Illinois, Arizona, Iowa, Tennessee, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and California. Our wireless broadband networks provide business, enterprise, carrier, government and education customers with a redundant connection from traditional wired networks.
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Social Media
Sparkplug Company Twitter Account
Company News
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Sparkplug on YouTube

Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Ruley
  Mike Ruley LinkedIn Profile  Mike Ruley Twitter Account  Mike Ruley News  Mike Ruley on Facebook
Chief Financial Officer
David Aniol
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VP - Bus. Development
Steven Herder
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VP - Marketing
Maria Farnon
  Maria Farnon LinkedIn Profile  Maria Farnon Twitter Account  Maria Farnon News  Maria Farnon on Facebook



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