Bonfire Ventures

Founded 2005
Founders Jim Andelman Mark Mullen


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 3.50
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Analytics
  • Enterprise Software

The main department of described VC is located in the Los Angeles. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund was created by Jim Andelman, Mark Mullen. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Bonfire Ventures, startups are often financed by Root Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Amplify.LA. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Greycroft, Industry Ventures, Amplify.LA. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TenOneTen Ventures, Double M Partners, Crosscut Ventures.

The average startup value when the investment from Bonfire Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Branch, Spekit, Brainbase. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are SaaS, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Research
Information Technology
Market Research
$85M26 Aug 2021 Glendale, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$16M25 Aug 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States

Prospr at Work

$3M18 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States


Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
Productivity Tools
Retail Technology
$48M17 Aug 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


$22M12 Aug 2021 Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Wildfire Systems

$15M04 Aug 2021 Solana Beach, California, United States


Social Media
Video Conferencing
$5M26 May 2021 Indio, California, United States


Big Data
Corporate Training
Enterprise Software
Knowledge Management
$12M30 Mar 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States


Financial Services
$10M09 Mar 2021 New York, United States
Vintra Secures $9.125M in Funding

– Vintra, Inc. from San Jose develops AI-powered video analytics solutions.
– The company raised $9.125M in funding.
– The round was led by Morpheus Ventures with participation from Lavrock Ventures and existing investors – Vertex Ventures US and Bonfire Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s operations and business reach.

Disqo Raises $85M in Series B Funding

– Disqo is a consumer insights platform based in Los Angeles, CA.
– Company closed an $85m Series B growth funding.
– The round was led by Sageview Capital with participation from March Capital, Valuestream Ventures, and existing investors Alpha Edison and Bonfire Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the company’s operations and accelerating its product roadmap.


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