About GoingUp Ventures

GoingUp Ventures

GoingUp Ventures is a private investment firm located in Central Florida focused on fueling the growth of early to second-staged companies. We partner with our portfolio companies and provide equity or debt financing, strategic direction and marketing support to help their business achieve greater success. Whether you are looking for a seed investment, or a private loan to expand your existing business we are actively seeking quality investment opportunities.

Working with Early Stage Companies

GoingUp Ventures offers various deal structures for early stage companies depending on the specific company and situation. Our most common structures include any combination of the following:

  • Seed investments of $10,000 – $50,000 per company
  • Smart Money: We tend to invest in companies that we can add more value than only capital.
  • In some cases we exchange ,marketing, design and web assistance for equity, royalties, or per lead compensation.

We have a strong commitment to our portfolio companies and invest our collective experience, capital, resources and network into their success. If you have a venture that you would like our team to consider evaluating, contact us today.

Real Estate Investments

Our team and investor network has a deep experience and interest in investment real estate opportunities as equity partners or through private lending.

  • Real Estate investments are generally into multi-tenant properties within Central Florida (up to $5M purchase price)
  • Private real estate loans (Investment properties only. Up to $5M with 60-80% LTV. Interest only payments with 8-12% interest rates)

If you have a real estate opportunity that you would like us to consider, please contact us today.

Private Business Lending

We provide provide business loans to various companies.

  • Account Receivable financing
  • Equipment financing
  • Business acquisition loans
  • Expansion loans
  • Commercial Property loans
  • Construction loans

The terms of each loan are customized based on the situation, collateral, business history, etc. If banks have turned you down, turn to us as an alternative for private lending.Contact us today if interested.

About our founder

David Brim, Managing Partner

GoingUp Ventures was founded by David Brim in 2016. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he majored in marketing, David is the only two-time winner of the school’s Joust Business Plan Competition. Brim has founded numerous businesses in Central Florida across industries such as marketing, technology, real estate, and e- commerce. Brand Advance, his marketing agency founded in 2009, has been bootstrapped to over $2.5M in sales with no outside investment. GroupTable, a software venture he co-founded in 2007, reached 10,000 users before exit. Brim is an entrepreneur mentor at the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF, and a member of the National Economic Gardening strategic research team and GrowFL team, where he has helped over 1,000 second stage company entrepreneurs grow their business. In 2017 he founded Orlando Entrepreneurs, a Network & Resource Center with the mission to connect, cultivate, and celebrate Central Florida entrepreneurs. In addition to his interest in small business, David is an active real estate investor and investment real estate specialist with Results Real Estate Partners.