Bow Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Grady Burnett Vivek Ranadive

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Total investments 33
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$22M
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 5.50
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.18
Exits 2
Key employees 4

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • SaaS
Summary

In 2016 was created Bow Capital, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

The current fund was established by Grady Burnett, Vivek Ranadive. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Bow Capital, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, DBL Investors, Amplify.LA. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Halogen Ventures, GV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, GV, Vy Capital.

When the investment is from Bow Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Bow Capital performs on 22 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Evolve Biosystems, RealtyShares, The Flex Company. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consumer Goods, Manufacturing.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Faze

Sports
$17M03 Nov 2021 -

ArangoDB

Big Data
Database
Enterprise Software
Open Source
Software
$27M06 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Release

Business Information Systems
Software
Software Engineering
$20M05 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Ambi Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
E-Commerce
Robotics
$26M14 Sep 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Jerry

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Automotive
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$75M10 Aug 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Clearco

E-Commerce
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Venture Capital
$215M08 Jul 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nayya

Artificial Intelligence
B2C
Employee Benefits
Health Insurance
Software
$37M02 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Jerry

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Automotive
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$9M17 May 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Business Intelligence
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Software
$6M25 Feb 2021 California, United States
News
Ambi Robotics Announces $26 Million Series A Funding Led By Tiger Global

– Ambi Robotics announced the closing of a $26m Series A funding round.
– The investment is led by new investor, Tiger Global Management, and builds on participation from existing investors Bow Capital, Vertex Ventures US and The House Fund.
– The new funding comes at a time of significant customer growth and expansions just five months after the company emerged from stealth.
– The funding round enables Ambi Robotics to scale the team and operations to support rapid deployments of AI-powered robotic systems throughout US supply chain operations.
– Additionally, Ambi Robotics will expand its product and customer support offerings as there are now hundreds of warehouse associates across the US working alongside the company’s automated sorting systems.

Jerry raises $75M at a $450M valuation to build a car ownership ‘super app’

– Jerry, a car ownership marketplace, raised $75m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Goodwater Capital and joined by Bow Capital, Kamerra, Highland Capital Partners and Park West Asset Management.
– The company has raised $132m since its inception in 2017.
– Jerry aims to save its customers time and money on car expenses.
– Jerry launched its car insurance comparison service using artificial intelligence and machine learning in January 2019.

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