Altimeter Capital

Founded 2008
Founders Brad Gerstner

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Total investments 47
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$191M
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 3.62
Lead investments 9
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 10
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Cloud Computing
  • Analytics
Summary

Altimeter Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Marketplace, Cloud Computing. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Toutiao, Airbnb. 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 needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Altimeter Capital, startups are often financed by Redpoint, Sutter Hill Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Redpoint, Tencent Holdings, T. Rowe Price. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, General Catalyst.

The real fund results show that this VC is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. When the investment is from Altimeter Capital the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this Altimeter Capital works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

This organization was formed by Brad Gerstner. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

FalconX

Cryptocurrency
Financial Exchanges
FinTech
Trading Platform
$210M10 Aug 2021 California, United States

Rapyd

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
$300M03 Aug 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

CCC Information Services

Insurance
Service Industry
$150M02 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

FTX Exchange

Cryptocurrency
Trading Platform
$900M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

DataRobot

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
SaaS
$250M29 Jun 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

23andMe

Biotechnology
Genetics
Life Science
$250M17 Jun 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Benchling

Biotechnology
Enterprise Software
Life Science
Software
$200M14 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

StockX

E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Marketplace
Sales
Shoes
$195M08 Apr 2021 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Plaid

Customer Service
Database
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Software
$425M07 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Deel Raises $425M in Series D Funding to Continue Transforming the Future of Work

– Deel announced $425m Series D funding round taking total amount raised by the company to over $630m.
– The latest funding round values the company at $5.5bn.
– Deel has become the highest valued company in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space with this investment.
– The funding was led by US-based Coatue, with partners Rahul Kishore and Lucas Swisher leading the deal.
– Several new and existing investors also participated in this round, including Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, the YC Continuity Fund, Spark Capital, Greenbay Ventures, Neo, and over 40 of the world’s leading operators.
– Deel serves more than 4,500 customers worldwide from names like Coinbase, Intercom and Shopify in over 150 countries.

FalconX Raises $210M Following 30x YoY Revenue Growth; Now Valued at $3.75 Billion

– FalconX announced a $210m Series C financing round, valuing the company at $3.75bn.
– The round was led by Altimeter Capital, Sapphire Ventures and existing investors B Capital Group and Tiger Global Management, with participation from Mirae Asset. Amex Ventures also increased its existing investment as part of this round.
– FalconX is a digital assets and cryptocurrency financial services company that provides institutions trading, credit, and clearing across major cryptocurrencies.
– FalconX will use the funding from the Series C round to expand its product lines, explore strategic acquisitions, and continue to hire great talent globally, including key executives with backgrounds at the convergence of traditional financial markets, digital assets and technology.
– FalconX was founded in 2016 by a team of ex-Goldman Sachs bankers and technologists.

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