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Bonsal Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Frank A. Bonsal Jr. Frank Bonsal III


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Total investments 39
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 1.70
Lead investments 0
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Exits 14
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Software
  • EdTech
  • Children
  • E-Learning

Bonsal Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Baltimore. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Frank A. Bonsal, Jr., Frank Bonsal III. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Bonsal Capital, startups are often financed by New Markets Venture Partners, TDF Ventures, Reach Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Markets Venture Partners, TDF Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Markets Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Comcast Ventures.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Bonsal Capital performs on 10 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Education, Enterprise Software. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Starfish Retention Solutions, Moodlerooms, StraighterLine.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Communications Infrastructure
24 Jan 2022 Fremont, California, United States

EveryDay Labs

$8M01 Sep 2021 Redwood City, California, United States


Higher Education
$5M30 Mar 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


$14M17 Nov 2020 Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands


Charter Schools
$5M11 Mar 2020 Frisco, Texas, United States


15 Feb 2020 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Student Opportunity Center

$850K20 Dec 2019 Alexandria, Virginia, United States


15 Jun 2019 Towson, Maryland, United States

Terbium Labs

Cyber Security
Network Security
$6M29 Nov 2017 United States, Baltimore


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