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August Capital

August Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


August Capital was established in 1984, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in Menlo Park. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 18 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. August Capital participates, on average, in 6 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2014. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. When August Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2013.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with August Capital, start-ups are often financed by Maveron, 500 Startups, SV Angel as well as 165 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and also 163 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually True Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Shasta Ventures, and 115 VCs in total.

This VC was founded by David Marquardt, John Johnston. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 14.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 5 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are zulily, Avant, Splunk. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Advertising, Enterprise Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 51 more industries 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 last, first_initial last, first last_initial, last first_initial

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

98.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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

38.1% 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]

4.6 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]

0.5 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 Previous

Maveron, 500 Startups, SV Angel

Funds Investing in Following

True Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Shasta Ventures

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