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American Express Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Harshul Sanghi

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Total investments 124
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$57M
Portfolio companies 78
Rounds per year 11.27
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.37
Exits 19
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Finance
  • Payments
Summary

American Express Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States. American Express Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this American Express Ventures performs on 14 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from American Express Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Financial Services. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Stripe, Instacart, IZettle. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the American Express Ventures, startups are often financed by General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital India, First Round Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are General Catalyst, Plug and Play, OUP (Osage University Partners). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Wonder

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Restaurants
$350M14 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Trellis

Agriculture
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Business Development
Cannabis
Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Food and Beverage
Information Technology
Insurance
Machine Learning
Management Information Systems
SaaS
Software
$5M18 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Glean analytics

FinTech
Machine Learning
Payments
SaaS
Software
$10M08 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Airbase

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Management Information Systems
$11M15 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Finmark

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$6M27 Jan 2022 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Pinwheel

Financial Services
Information Technology
Software
$50M18 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States

Skipify

15 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Firework

Computer
Software
09 Nov 2021 Redwood City, California, United States

Plaid

Customer Service
Database
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Software
17 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
News
American Express Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Boom Supersonic to Fuel the Future of Travel

American Express Ventures makes strategic investment in Boom Supersonic to fuel the future of travel.
– The funds will support the continued development of Boom’s flagship product, the supersonic airliner Overture.
– Boom is building the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial airliner.
– Overture is slated to roll out in 2025 and begin commercial flights by 2029.
– Boom has $6 billion in pre-orders of Overture aircraft.

Codat Announces Strategic Investments by PayPal Ventures and American Express Ventures

– Codat announced strategic investments from PayPal Ventures and American Express Ventures.
Amex Ventures and PayPal join previous investor in Codat’s Series A Index Ventures.
– Along with the announcement of these new investments, Codat also formally launched its U.S. operations.
– Codat is the fintech startup powering the small and medium business data ecosystem.
– Codat’s API connects the tools and services that small businesses need for their operations and handles the heavy lifting of integrations—ultimately leaving providers free to focus on improving their offerings for small businesses.
– Codat was founded in London in 2017 to support small- and medium-sized businesses by providing a critical data exchange between SMBs and the financial institutions and fintechs that serve them.

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