Aqua Spark Founded 2013
Founders Amy Novogratz Mike Velings
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Total investments 16
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 2.00
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.06
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Areas of investment
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Biotechnology
Business Development
Food and Beverage
Health Care
Seafood
Summary

Aqua Spark appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The venture was found in Europe in The Netherlands. The main department of described VC is located in the Utrecht.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Aqua Spark, startups are often financed by Technology Development Fund, Pangaea Ventures, Walden Riverwood Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Walden Riverwood Ventures, Trendlines Group, Temasek Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by BP Ventures.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Farming, Food and Beverage. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 2 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Protix Biosystems, eFishery, Cryoocyte

The current fund was established by Amy Novogratz, Mike Velings.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 55 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2017.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Ace Aquatec
Aquaculture
Electronics
Venture - Series Unknown
13 Nov 2019 United Kingdom, Dundee
Ecto
Aquaculture
Cloud Computing
Farming
Genetics
Health Diagnostics
Internet of Things
Software
Sustainability
Venture - Series Unknown
5M26 Oct 2017 United States, Atlanta
Matorka
Aquaculture
Environmental Consulting
Seafood
Venture - Series Unknown
5M25 Jul 2016
CageEye
Software
Venture - Series Unknown
23 Oct 2018 Norway, Oslo
Shiok Meats
Food Processing
Seafood
Series A
12M29 Sep 2020 United States, San Jose
Protix Biosystems
Animal Husbandry
Biometrics
Biotechnology
Food Processing
Health Care
Other Agriculture
Venture - Series Unknown
18M15 Jun 2021 Netherlands, Dongen
Love The Wild
Food and Beverage
Seafood
Series A
15 Jun 2021 United States, Boulder
Indian Ocean Trepang
Seafood
Venture - Series Unknown
28 Dec 2016 Madagascar, Toliara
XpertSea
Aquaculture
Artificial Intelligence
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
SaaS
Series A
7M17 Apr 2018 Canada, Quebec City
Protix Biosystems
Animal Husbandry
Biometrics
Biotechnology
Food Processing
Health Care
Other Agriculture
Venture - Series Unknown
53M13 Jun 2017 Netherlands, Dongen
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