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Aspen Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Chris Rhodes


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.32
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Technology
  • Web Hosting

Aspen Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1983. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Los Altos.

This organization was formed by Chris Rhodes.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 participants. Despite the Aspen Ventures, startups are often financed by AVI Capital, Novus Ventures, JK&B Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Novus Ventures, Information Technology Ventures, DataMirror. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by JK&B Capital, AVI Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight PointBase, Taviz Technology, Reasoning Inc. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, SaaS. 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 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2000. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Aspen Ventures works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2003.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

GridEdge Networks

Information Technology
Power Grid
Renewable Energy
Web Hosting
$2M12 Mar 2008 Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States


Web Hosting
$1M21 Mar 2006 San Diego, California, United States

GridEdge Networks

Information Technology
Power Grid
Renewable Energy
Web Hosting
$10M03 Dec 2004 Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States


$10M03 Dec 2001 California, United States


Loyalty Programs
$20M07 Dec 2000 Redwood City, California, United States


Big Data
Data Visualization
$25M21 Sep 2000 Mountain View, California, United States

Reasoning Inc

Developer Platform
Embedded Software
Embedded Systems
Enterprise Software
$15M06 Sep 2000 Mountain View, California, United States

Taviz Technology

Information Technology
Online Portals
$7M08 Aug 2000 Palo Alto, California, United States


Big Data
Data Visualization
$21M16 Jun 2000 Mountain View, California, United States


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