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1517 Fund

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Danielle Strachman Michael Gibson


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Total investments 65
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 9.29
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
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Exits 4
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
  • Mobile Apps

1517 Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from 1517 Fund is 1-5 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This 1517 Fund works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

This organization was formed by Danielle Strachman, Michael Gibson. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the 1517 Fund, startups are often financed by Techstars, Social Starts, Rough Draft Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars, Social Starts, Invariantes Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Social Starts, Invariantes Fund, WME Ventures.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Luminar, Aura Health, Revlo. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zeno Power Systems

Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
$20M26 Apr 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Cosmetic Surgery
Information Technology
Medical Device
Mobile Apps
09 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Hydra Host

Cloud Infrastructure
Developer APIs
Web Hosting
$10M06 Apr 2022 Miami, Florida, United States


Generation Z
Venture Capital
$1K29 Mar 2022 -

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
01 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Space Perspective

Space Travel
$40M14 Oct 2021 Florida, United States

Next Gen HQ

30 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$15M14 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Ad Network
Advertising Platforms
$500K03 May 2021 -
Lambda Raises $24.5M in Funding

– Lambda, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of deep learning GPU cloud services and computing hardware, raised $24.5M in financing.
– This financing round consists of a $15M Series A equity round and a $9.5M debt facility provided by Silicon Valley Bank.
– Primary investors include 1517, Gradient Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Razer, and Georges Harik.
– The company will use the capital to expand its cloud and software engineering teams, pay for fixed assets related to its cloud business, and as working capital for its deep learning hardware business.


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