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American Express

Founders Henry Wells Irene Tserkovny John Butterfield William Fargo


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Total investments 44
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 34
Rounds per year 0.25
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 20

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Mobile
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce

American Express is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1850. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the New York.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Stripe, OpenTable, IZettle. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, FinTech. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the American Express, startups are often financed by Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Creandum. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, American Express Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Verizon Ventures, TeleSoft Partners, Sofinnova Investments.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from American Express is more than 1 billion dollars. This American Express works on 6 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2000. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

We also calculated 20 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Junior Achievement USA

Non Profit
$820K08 Mar 2023 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Business Information Systems
Cloud Management
$12M02 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Non Profit
Social Entrepreneurship
$130K19 Jan 2021 New Delhi, Delhi, India


Big Data
Identity Management
$55M17 Sep 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Financial Services
Peer to Peer
Transaction Processing
$16M23 Oct 2017 Mountain View, California, United States


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
Point of Sale
$17M11 Sep 2016 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Mobile Payments
$100M31 Jul 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


Professional Services
$2M19 Jan 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


Point of Sale
20 Mar 2014 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


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