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Battery Ventures

Battery Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston


Battery Ventures was established in 1983, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Boston. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Enterprise Software, Internet. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 119 more industries for this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Groupon, Coinbase, Marketo are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 15 other locations.

The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. When Battery Ventures invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. In comparison with other funds, Battery Ventures makes 8 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 18 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2012. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Aside from Battery Ventures, start-ups are often funded by Kleiner Perkins, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Intel Capital and 312 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Wing Venture Capital, Tiger Global Management, TCV and also 365 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Silicon Valley Bank, Scale Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity, as well as 315 other investors.

This VC was founded by Rick Frisbie. We also identified another 13 core personnel 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 last, first, first last_initial, last

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

97.0% 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]

41.7% 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]

5.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.25 out of 1

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

0.7 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]


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