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Brainstorm Ventures

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 20
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.83
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Resources

Brainstorm Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1999. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Brainstorm Ventures, startups are often financed by MassChallenge, IESE BAN, ESADE BAN. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venture Frogs, Total Access Fund, Alumni Ventures Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DCM Ventures, AIG Investments, TWB Investment.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2009. This Brainstorm Ventures works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline OpenTable, Zappos, Lightbox OOH Video Network We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, Restaurants. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Information Technology
Intellectual Property
$1M18 Aug 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Platform
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Software Engineering
$6M07 Dec 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Platform
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Software Engineering
$87M04 Oct 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


Health Care
$2M20 Apr 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Platform
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Software Engineering
$32M14 Sep 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$3M31 Jul 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Inner Cosmos

30 Jul 2020 California, United States


Information Services
Online Portals
$1M01 Apr 2019 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Financial Services
18 Feb 2019 Mexico


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