BlackRock Private Equity Partners

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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 0.39
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 18
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Software
  • Data Storage
  • SaaS

The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Seattle.

The overall number of key employees were 18.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Coupang, Qumulo, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Customer Service, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The average startup value when the investment from BlackRock Private Equity Partners is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this BlackRock Private Equity Partners performs on 4 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the BlackRock Private Equity Partners, startups are often financed by Rose Park Advisors, Madrona Venture Group, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Western Digital, Wellington Management, Valhalla Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Takeda Ventures, Takeda Pharmaceutical, SoftBank.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sierra Space

Space Travel
$1B19 Nov 2021 Broomfield, Colorado, United States


Cloud Computing
Cloud Security
Data Storage
Enterprise Software
$240M10 Aug 2021 New Jersey, United States


$79M27 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Woebot Health

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$90M21 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Sales Automation
$500M25 May 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Grupo Axo

18 May 2021 Mexico City, Mexico


Big Data
Cloud Data Services
Cloud Storage
Data Storage
Enterprise Software
$125M16 Jul 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States


Social Media
10 Jun 2020 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Sales Automation
$190M19 May 2020 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
OwnBackup Approaches $3.35 Billion Valuation with Series E Investment; Expands its Leading Cloud-to-Cloud Data Protection to Microsoft

– OwnBackup has raised $240m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Alkeon Capital and B Capital Group, including a secondary investment in the company by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and Tiger Global.
– Existing investors Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Vertex Ventures also participated.
– The company has cumulatively raised nearly $500m, resulting in a $2bn valuation increase in six months.
– OwnBackup plans to expand its comprehensive backup and recovery solutions across other cloud platforms later this year, beginning with Microsoft.
– OwnBackup will help Dynamics 365 customers meet complex regulatory requirements and eliminate data disruptions due to user and integration errors.

Woebot Health Raises $90M in Series B Funding

– Woebot Health from San Francisco, CA develops relational technologies for mental health.
– Company raised $90m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by existing investor Jazz Venture Partners and Temasek with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and Owl Ventures, Mirae Asset Capital, Kicker Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Gaingels as well as existing investors NEA and AI Fund.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate further development of its relational platform and technologies, advance its lead digital therapeutic candidates, and expand its team and go-to-market activities.


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