Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Austin


Austin Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 1984. The primary office of this VC is located in Austin. This investor is located in North America, United States.

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 the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are SolarWinds, HomeAway, Active Network. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Enterprise Software, Manufacturing. In addition, there are 66 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 3 other locations.

When Austin Ventures invests, the average start-up valuation is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 15 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. In 2000, the fund's activity was at its peak. Austin Ventures participates, on average, in 3 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Aside from Austin Ventures, start-ups are often funded by Granite Ventures, Trellis Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity and 131 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Trinity Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Centennial Ventures, overall with 176 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity, Intel Capital, Trellis Partners, out of 151 investors from our database.

The fund was established by Joe Aragona, Ken DeAngelis. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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: first_initial last, first last, first, last first_initial, first last_initial

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

90.5% 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]

45.1% 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 years

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

0.63 out of 1

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


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