Acequia Capital (Acecap)

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Fritz Lanman Hank Vigil


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Total investments 426
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 269
Rounds per year 35.50
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 28
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • Internet

Acequia Capital (Acecap) is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Seattle. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pinterest, Flexport, ContextLogic (dba. Wish). Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Acequia Capital (Acecap), startups are often financed by Morado Ventures, Charlie Songhurst, Vivi Nevo. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Hank Vigil, First Round Capital, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by FirstMark, Hank Vigil, Y Combinator.

The current fund was established by Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The high activity for fund was in 2015. When the investment is from Acequia Capital (Acecap) the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Acequia Capital (Acecap) works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$2M11 May 2022 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Open Source
Search Engine
Semantic Search
$14M28 Apr 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Unicorn Biotechnologies

Food and Beverage
$3M21 Apr 2022 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Web Development
$3M19 Apr 2022 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Cloud Management
Information Technology
25 Mar 2022 Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France


3D Technology
Media and Entertainment
Performing Arts
Virtual Reality
$3M04 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Media and Entertainment
$744K02 Mar 2022 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Better Dairy

Food and Beverage
$22M28 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Machinery Manufacturing
$1M07 Feb 2022 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Edgeless Systems Raises €1.45M in Seed Funding

– Edgeless Systems from Bochum develops an open-source software stack for cloud-native confidential computing.
– The company raised €1.45M in seed funding.
– Backers included Acequia Capital (US), Inventures (DE), SIX Group AG (CH), Venture Creator (DE), and individual angel investors.
– The new investment will be used to expand the 12-member team on both cengineering and business site and expand its office capacities in Bochum and remotely.

Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’

– Time is Ltd. is a productivity analytics startup.
– The company has raised $5.6m in funding.
– The round was led by Chalfen Ventures, with participation from Illuminate Financial Management, Accel, Acequia Capital, Paul Sallaberry, and Ulf Zetterberg.


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