Basis Set Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Xuezhao Lan


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Total investments 53
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 10.60
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce

In 2017 was created Basis Set Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Basis Set Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, NGP Capital, DCM Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zetta Venture Partners, Y Combinator, Start Smart Labs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by GGV Capital, Zetta Venture Partners, Xplorer Capital.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Basis Set Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Drones, Automotive. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lime, Ike, Cognition IP. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

This organization was formed by Xuezhao Lan. The overall number of key employees were 1.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Retail Technology
Supply Chain Management
$8M18 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Single Origin

Artificial Intelligence
$3M03 Mar 2022 -


Retail Technology
Supply Chain Management
$1M31 Dec 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


$2M17 Dec 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tigris Data Inc

Cloud Computing
Open Source
10 Dec 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Retail Technology
$50M30 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$13M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
Sales Automation
$5M10 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$30M01 Nov 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States
Workstream Raises $48M in Series B Funding

– Workstream, a San Francisco, CA-based hiring platform and mobile app that streamlines the sourcing and onboarding of hourly workers, raised $48m in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by BOND and Coatue, with reinvestment from Founders Fund, and Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom; Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash; Ryan Smith, CEO of Qualtrics; Frederic Kerrest, COO of Okta; Basis Set Ventures; CRV; Peterson Ventures; GGV Capital; Jay-Z’s RocNation; Will Smith’s Dreamers VC and others.
– The company intends to use the funds to double the size of its team with numerous hires across sales, marketing and engineering, and continue to invest in growth and product development.

Rutter comes out of stealth with $1.5M in funding for its e-commerce API

– Rutter, a remote-first company, is developing a unified e-commerce API that enables companies to connect with data across any platform.
– The company announced it was emerging from stealth with $1.5m in funding from a group of investors including Haystack, Liquid 2 and Basis Set Ventures.
– The company stumbled upon the e-commerce API idea while working in education technology last year.
– The founders said there are two big explosions going on in e-commerce: the platform side with the adoption of headless commerce — the separating of front end and back end functions of an e-commerce site, and new companies coming in to support merchants.


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