Background Capital

Founded 2018
Founders Rafael Corrales

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Total investments 10
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 3.33
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Government
  • Software
  • Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Environmental Engineering

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aalto

1
$13M12 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Select Star

Analytics
Database
Internet
1
$2M24 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

Apps
Environmental Engineering
Mobile Apps
1
$2M14 Dec 2020 United States, Oakland

Settle

B2B
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
1
$6M01 Nov 2020 United States, San Francisco

Communities
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Retail
Shopping
Social Impact
1
$5M15 Sep 2020 United States, Chicago

Quartz Systems

Construction
Information Technology
Software
1
$7M13 May 2020 United States, San Francisco

Free Agency

Human Resources
Recruiting
Training
1
$3M07 Jan 2020 United States, New York

Apps
Environmental Engineering
Mobile Apps
1
$1M12 Sep 2019 United States, Oakland

OpenLattice

Government
1
$5M29 Aug 2019 United States, Redwood City
News
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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