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Ace Hardware

Founders E. Gunnard Lindquist Frank Burke Oscar Fisher Richard Hesse William Stauber



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Total investments 3
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 2
Rounds per year 0.03
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Retail
  • Hardware
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Children

Ace Hardware is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1924. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Oak Brook. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2001. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Ace Hardware performs on 4 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged more than 20 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight OurHouse, Lurie Childrenu2019s Hospital. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, Children. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Ace Hardware, startups are often financed by TCV, Transamerica Technology Finance, Relational Funding Corp.. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TCV, Meritech Capital Partners, Liberty Digital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TCV, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Brentwood Venture Capital.

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Total investments 3
Average round size 25M
Rounds per year 0.03
Peak activity year 1999
Lead investments 0
Follow on index 0.33
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.33
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