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Blu Venture Investors

Investor type Angel Group
Founders David Krauskopf Dendy Young J.S. Gamble Jack Hangen James Hunt Kevin A. Hollins Paul Silber Pradeep Wahi W. Scott Berg

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Total investments 86
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 7.17
Lead investments 15
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.38
Exits 5
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Cyber Security
  • Software
  • Security
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
Summary

Blu Venture Investors appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Vienna. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Blu Venture Investors, startups are often financed by CIT GAP Funds, Stephen Smoot, Mach37. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NextGen Venture Partners, CIT GAP Funds, Stephen Smoot. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IrishAngels, TCP Venture Capital, Silicon Valley Bank.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Telecommunications, Security. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline ThreatQuotient, Sensics, Senseware

The fund was created by J.S. Gamble, James Hunt, Kevin A. Hollins, W. Scott Berg. Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Blu Venture Investors works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Blu Venture Investors is 10-50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zeeve

Blockchain
Developer Platform
Information Technology
Software
$2M14 Jun 2022 Santa Monica, California, United States

CYBERA

Banking
Cyber Security
Financial Services
Law Enforcement
Security
$4M06 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Sprockets

Artificial Intelligence
SaaS
Software
$10M28 Mar 2022 South Carolina, United States

Todyl

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Network Security
Software
$28M17 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

CommSafe AI

Human Resources
Information Technology
SaaS
Security
Software
$1M25 Jan 2022 San Diego, California, United States

Enquire AI

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Enterprise
Information Services
Knowledge Management
Machine Learning
Media and Entertainment
Professional Services
SaaS
Software
$5M14 Dec 2021 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Kion

Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Software
$9M12 Oct 2021 Fulton, Maryland, United States

Talkatoo

Health Care
Software
30 Aug 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

MedStack

Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Health Care
mHealth
Network Security
Security
$3M15 Jul 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
News
Ostendio Raises Series A Funding

– Ostendio is an Arlington, VA-based provider of always-on integrated risk management technology that makes it easy to build, operate, and showcase a security program.
– The company closed a Series A funding of undisclosed amount.
– The round was led by Osage Venture Partners and included follow-on investments from Blu Venture Investors, CIT GAP Funds, and other existing investors.
– The new investment will be aimed at the expansion of its network of audit partners (Auditor Connect) and its vendor risk management solution (Vendor Connect).

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