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Aster

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jean-Marc Bally

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Total investments 185
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$5M
Portfolio companies 62
Rounds per year 8.41
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.66
Exits 13
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Energy
Summary

Aster is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Paris. The company was established in Europe in France.

Comparing to the other companies, this Aster performs on 22 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The overall number of key employees were 4.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Aster, startups are often financed by Trailblazer Capital, NYSERDA, SJF Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Ombu Group, BNP Paribas Du00e9veloppement, Trailblazer Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Energy Access Ventures, Ombu Group, BNP Paribas Du00e9veloppement.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Renewable Energy, Information Technology. For fund there is no 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 PEG, Digital Lumens, FINALCAD.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

DCbrain

Big Data
Computer
Software
$5M21 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Neural Concept

Computer
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
Software
$9M22 Mar 2022 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Marmelade

E-Learning
Mobile Apps
Software
$3M22 Dec 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Karos

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$7M09 Mar 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Betterway

FinTech
SaaS
Transportation
$1M14 Jan 2021 France, Ile-de-France, France

Iceotope

Electronics
Energy Efficiency
Sustainability
$4M10 Dec 2020 England

Iceotope

Electronics
Energy Efficiency
Sustainability
$4M24 Dec 2019 England

PacketAI

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$2M09 Oct 2019 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Karos

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$2M06 Oct 2019 France, Ile-de-France

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