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Aol Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Jon Brod Michael Brown


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Total investments 37
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 3.08
Lead investments 3
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Exits 14
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Advertising
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Analytics
  • Software

Aol Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The company was established in North America in United States. Aol Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sailthru, Sailthru, Metamarkets. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Advertising, E-Commerce. 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 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. This Aol Ventures works on 8 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The important activity for fund was in 2011.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Aol Ventures, startups are often financed by RRE Ventures, True Ventures, SV Angel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are True Ventures, Gotham Ventures, SoftBank Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Gotham Ventures, True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau.

The current fund was established by Jon Brod, Michael Brown.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$14M08 Jun 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Ad Retargeting
Big Data
Identity Management
$1M01 Oct 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


$600K19 Sep 2015 Virginia, United States


Location Based Services
Media and Entertainment
Subscription Service
$2M26 Sep 2014 New York, New York, United States


$3M10 Apr 2014 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Spree Commerce

Open Source
Web Development
$5M25 Feb 2014 Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Developer Tools
Mobile Advertising
$17M06 Feb 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Marketing
Email Marketing
Enterprise Software
Marketing Automation
Predictive Analytics
$20M17 Dec 2013 New York, United States


Ad Retargeting
$3M16 Sep 2013 New York, United States


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