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Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston


Bain Capital Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2001. The main office of this VC is situated in Boston. The fund is located in United States, North America. Bain Capital Ventures is a CVC subsidiary of a larger organisation.

The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, Bain Capital Ventures makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 28 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Bain Capital Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 6 other countries. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Information Technology, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 80 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are LinkedIn, SolarWinds, DocuSign. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Bain Capital Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator, SoftBank Capital and 216 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with New Enterprise Associates, Tenaya Capital, Intel Capital, overall with 221 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Sigma Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Goldman Sachs, out of 142 investors from our database.

This VC was founded by James Nahirny, Michael Krupka. Besides the listed founders, we have found 14 key employees of this fund in our database.

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: first_initial last, first, first '.' last

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

96.6% 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]

35.2% 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]

4.3 years

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

0.58 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator, SoftBank Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Sigma Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Goldman Sachs

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