Aster Founded 2000
Founders Jean-Marc Bally
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Total investments 166
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$5M
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 2.81
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.64
Exits 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
Consumer Goods
Electronics
Energy
Industrial
Software
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
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Betterway
FinTech
SaaS
Transportation
Seed
1M14 Jan 2021 France, " France"}
Iceotope
Electronics
Energy Efficiency
Sustainability
Funding Round
4M10 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, " United Kingdom"}
Iceotope
Electronics
Energy Efficiency
Sustainability
Funding Round
4M24 Dec 2019 United Kingdom, " United Kingdom"}
PacketAI
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Seed
2M09 Oct 2019 France, Paris
Karos
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
Convertible Note
2M06 Oct 2019 France, Paris
70K13 Sep 2019
Candi
Energy
Renewable Energy
Solar
Convertible Note
1000K29 Jul 2019 Switzerland, Zurich
Mawingu Networks
Information Technology
Internet
ISP
Solar
Telecommunications
Wireless
Convertible Note
200K03 Jul 2019 Kenya, " Kenya"}
EkWateur
E-Commerce
Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
Retail
Early Stage Venture
11M17 Jun 2019 France, Paris
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