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August Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Marquardt John Johnston


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Total investments 288
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 147
Rounds per year 7.38
Lead investments 60
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 75
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce

In 1984 was created August Capital, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2013. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This August Capital works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from August Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the August Capital, startups are often financed by Maveron, 500 Startups, SV Angel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by True Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Shasta Ventures.

This organization was formed by David Marquardt, John Johnston. The overall number of key employees were 14.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Advertising, Enterprise Software. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight zulily, Avant, Splunk. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Information Technology
$20M12 May 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Big Data
Cyber Security
$15M01 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Kin Insurance

Financial Services
Property Insurance
$82M01 Mar 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Cloud Data Services
Information Technology
Network Management Software
Network Security
$40M07 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
Digital Media
Home Improvement
Smart Home
$40M30 Aug 2021 California, United States


$3M02 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Credit Cards
$7M30 Jul 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


Big Data
Cyber Security
$15M21 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Intelligent Systems
Test and Measurement
$19M09 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Brilliant Announces $40M Series B Financing

– Brilliant, the leading innovator in smart home control, lighting, and home automation systems, today announced a $40m Series B financing round.
– The round was led by Next47 and Celesta Capital with participation by Resideo Technologies, August Capital, Peak State Ventures, Gaingels, and Miramar Ventures.
– Founded in 2015, Brilliant’s mission is to accelerate mainstream adoption of smart home living with affordable and user-friendly home control and automation systems.

HIHello Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

– HiHello, a Palo Alto CA-based digital business card platform, raised $7.5M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Lux Capital, August Capital, Manu Kumar (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiHello), and the co-founders of Lyft, Everlaw, Auth0, Path/June, and
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its team and expand its business platform to support companies of all sizes.


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