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BlackRock

Investor type Investment Bank
Founders Laurence D. Fink Robert S. Kapito Sue Wagner

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Total investments 260
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$301M
Portfolio companies 216
Rounds per year 7.43
Lead investments 28
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 62
Key employees 20
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
Summary

In 1988 was created BlackRock, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from BlackRock the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this BlackRock performs on 9 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the BlackRock, startups are often financed by Tenaya Capital, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Wellington Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Credit Suisse, UBS.

This organization was formed by Sue Wagner. Besides them, we counted 19 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Enterprise Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Dropbox, Coupang. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Human Interest

Employee Benefits
Financial Services
FinTech
Retirement
Wealth Management
13 Jan 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Enpal

Energy
Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
Solar
$1B15 Dec 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Deepgram

Artificial Intelligence
Audio
Developer APIs
Speech Recognition
$47M29 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Revel

Apps
Automotive
Consumer Electronics
Electric Vehicle
$50M15 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States

EcoVadis

Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability
01 Nov 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Versa Networks

Network Hardware
Network Security
Software
Telecommunications
$120M27 Oct 2022 San Jose, California, United States

Puttshack

Gaming
Sports
$150M11 Oct 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Acelero Learning

Children
Education
Family
04 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States

Traveloka

Big Data
In-Flight Entertainment
Search Engine
Travel
$300M29 Sep 2022 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
News
Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

– Elvie, a women’s health tech company, raised $97m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by BGF and BlackRock alongside existing investors including Octopus Ventures.
– It brings Elvie to a valuation of $1.2 billion.
– The Series C will be used to drive more growth through geographical expansion (including entering new markets) and diversifying its product portfolio to target other “key stages” in women’s lives.

Data labeling platform Snorkel AI nabs $85M

– Data labeling platform Snorkel AI announced it has raised $85 million in a series C round co-led by Addition and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, with participation from Greylock, GV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nepenthe Capital, and Walden.
– The round, which brings Snorkel’s total raised to $135 million and its valuation to $1 billion, will be used to continue scaling its engineering team, according to CEO Alex Ratner.

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