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Background Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Rafael Corrales


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Total investments 14
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 3.50
Lead investments 0
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Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Government
  • E-Commerce
  • Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Environmental Engineering

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Reveri Health

Health Care
$1M09 Feb 2022 -

Empora Title

$22M01 Dec 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States


$26M28 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$13M12 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Select Star

$2M24 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Environmental Engineering
Mobile Apps
$2M14 Dec 2020 Oakland, California, United States


Financial Services
$6M01 Nov 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

E-Commerce Platforms
Social Impact
$5M15 Sep 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Quartz Systems

Information Technology
$7M13 May 2020 San Francisco, California, United States
Sequoia leads $13M investment in Aalto, an online marketplace that lets homeowners sell directly to buyers

– Aalto is a private homeowner marketplace.
– The company has raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Sequoia Capital and joined by Background Capital, Defy Partners, Maple VC and Greg Waldorf.
– The company claims that a potential seller can list their home on its platform in five minutes, rather than a typical process that is closer to five weeks.


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