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Blue Cloud Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Joel Lou Mir Arif Rami Rahal


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Total investments 45
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 4.09
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Cloud Computing

Blue Cloud Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Blue Cloud Ventures, startups are often financed by FirstMark, Bain Capital Ventures, CRV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bain Capital Ventures, Tenaya Capital, CRV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Volition Capital, Verizon Ventures, Tenaya Capital.

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 Information Technology, Enterprise Software. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SHIFT, Doctor On Demand, OneLogin.

The fund was created by Joel Lou, Mir Arif, Rami Rahal. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The typical startup value when the investment from Blue Cloud Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Blue Cloud Ventures performs on 2 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2016. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Enterprise Software
$185M11 Apr 2022 Colorado, United States


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Lead Management
Machine Learning
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Sales Automation
$87M13 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Business Development
Corporate Training
$200M19 Jul 2021 Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia


Cloud Infrastructure
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$120M17 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


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$60M16 Jun 2021 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark


E-Commerce Platforms
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Educational Software
Enterprise Software
Information Services (B2C)
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
$298M15 Jun 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Enterprise Software
$96M06 Jan 2021 Colorado, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Educational Software
Enterprise Software
Information Services (B2C)
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
$55M16 Sep 2020 Ontario

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$60M11 Mar 2020 Minnesota, United States
Go1 raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation to boost its curated enterprise learning platform

– Go1, a learning and development platform for enterprises, raised $200m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, AirTree Ventures and Salesforce Ventures co-led this Series D, with Blue Cloud Ventures, Larsen Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Microsoft’s M12, SEEK, TEN13 and Scott Shleifer and John Curtius from Tiger Global also participating.
– The company has raised $80m in total funding.
– The company has 3.5 million users and more than 1,600 enterprises globally as customers.

Iterable Raises $200M in Series E Funding

– Iterable, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a martech platform focusing on the development and optimization of cross-channel experiences, raised $200m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by new investors Silver Lake, Adams Street Partners, Glynn Capital, and DTCP and existing investors CRV, Viking Global Investors, Blue Cloud Ventures, and Capital Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to continue to develop the platform and expand its business reach.


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