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Balyasny Asset Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Dmitry Balyasny


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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 0.90
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
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Exits 5
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet
  • Health Care

Balyasny Asset Management appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2001. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Coinbase, Avant, Peloton Interactive The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Bitcoin. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 9-10 participants. Despite the Balyasny Asset Management, startups are often financed by Lux Capital, Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tiger Global Management, RRE Ventures, Wellington Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tiger Global Management, Wellington Management, Tech Pioneers Fund.

The typical startup value when the investment from Balyasny Asset Management is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2008. Opposing the other organizations, this Balyasny Asset Management works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nature’s Fynd

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$350M19 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Financial Services
Real Estate
$150M10 Jun 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Bright Machines

Information Technology
Machine Learning
$179M23 Oct 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Smart Home
$70M22 Aug 2018 New York, United States


Health Care
$550M02 Aug 2018 New York, New York, United States


$100M03 May 2018 New York, New York, United States

Bright Machines

Information Technology
Machine Learning
01 May 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Wealth Management
$35M20 Jul 2017 Irvine, California, United States


Health Care
$325M24 May 2017 New York, New York, United States
Real Estate Innovator Flyhomes Raises $150M in Series C Financing to Accelerate Expansion and Level the Playing Field for Homebuyers Amidst Record-Setting Housing Market

– Flyhomes announced a $150m Series C financing to fuel its growth and build upon its record-setting quarters.
– The round was co-led by venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners and Battery Ventures, with additional participation from Balyasny Asset Management, Fifth Wall, Trustbridge Partners, Camber Creek, Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Canvas Ventures.
– As part of the transaction, Lisa Wu of Norwest Venture Partners and Roger Lee of Battery Ventures will join the Flyhomes Board of Directors.
– Flyhomes is a pioneer and market leader of the end-to-end homebuying model.

MasterClass Raises $225M in Series F Funding

– MasterClass, a San Francisco, CA-based streaming platform for anyone to learn from the best professionals in their specific field, raised $225m in Series F funding.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from new investors Baillie Gifford, Balyasny Asset Management and Eldridge together with existing investors IVP, Javelin, NEA and Owl Ventures, and 01 Advisors, Atomico, Bonnier, Cleo Capital, Dan Capital, NewView Capital, NextEquity Partners, Outlier Ventures, Powerhouse Capital, RPS Ventures, Family Office of Ronald Lauder and UTA.


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