Bear Ventures

Bear Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Bear Ventures was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in New York.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Retail, Travel. In addition, there are 7 more industries where it has achieved success., iExplore are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 1 and less.

Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2007. The fund typically enters into less than 2 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 40 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. In comparison with other funds, Bear Ventures makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Along with Bear Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Tribune Ventures, Soros Private Equity Partners, National Geographic Ventures. The most common co-investors for the fund are Tribune Ventures, Zone Ventures, William Harris Investors. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by William Harris Investors, Tribune Ventures, Soros Private Equity Partners.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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

100.0% 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]

20.0% 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]

2.3 years

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

0.33 out of 1

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