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Big Sur Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Josu00e9 Miguel Herrero Manuel Mates Garcia


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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 4.64
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Fashion
  • Apps

In 2011 was created Big Sur Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in Spain. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Madrid.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Big Sur Ventures works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Big Sur Ventures, startups are often financed by Marco Valta, FundersClub, FJ Labs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are FJ Labs, JME Ventures, Cabiedes & Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by FJ Labs, JME Ventures, General Catalyst.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Rebag, Candex Technologies, Smart Protection. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Spain. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Fashion, Marketplace.

The current fund was established by Josu00e9 Miguel Herrero, Manuel Mates Garcia. The overall number of key employees were 8.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food Delivery
Real Estate
$3M21 Jul 2022 Madrid, Madrid, Spain


$9M14 Mar 2022 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain


Cloud Computing
Information Technology
$1M07 Sep 2021 Madrid, Madrid, Spain


$3M12 Aug 2021 -

Direct Sales
$21M03 Aug 2021 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


$15M13 Jul 2021 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Card Dynamics

Financial Services
Subscription Service
$2M24 Feb 2021 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain


Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
$5M17 Nov 2020 Spain, Community of Madrid


$1M16 Nov 2020 Spain, Valencian Community
Brazilian digital auto marketplace InstaCarro revs up with $23M in funding

– InstaCarro, a digital marketplace that connects used car sellers to dealers in Brazil, has raised $23m in a Series B round of funding.
– The round was led by U.S.-based firms J Ventures, FJ Labs and Rise Capital, and joined by Spain’s All Iron Ventures and Big Sur.
– With the latest round, São Paulo-based InstaCarro has now raised more than $56m since its 2015 inception.


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