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Atlas Venture

Atlas Venture

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Headquarters Location

United States, Cambridge


Atlas Venture is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1980. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in Cambridge.

The fund was created by Michiel de Haan. Besides the listed founders, we have found 6 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Software, Medical. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 67 more areas of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Isilon Systems, DraftKings, Carbon Black are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 13 other countries.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with Atlas Venture, start-ups are often financed by Techstars Boston Accelerator, Highland Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners as well as 164 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Sofinnova Investments, Partners Innovation Fund, Flagship Pioneering, the total number of co-investors is 298. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Venrock, Silicon Valley Bank, SV Health Investors, out of 244 investors from our database.

In real terms, this VC performs 8 percentage points more exits than other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2014. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Atlas Venture is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year. This fund was the most active in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Atlas Venture is involved in 3 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: last, first, first last, first_initial last, last first_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.4% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

40.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.4 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.25 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.6 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Following

Venrock, Silicon Valley Bank, SV Health Investors

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