Brainstorm Ventures

Founded 1999

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Total investments 13
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.59
Lead investments 0
Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Human Resources
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

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

Peachy

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

Turing.com

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

Delightree

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

Swap

Financial Services
FinTech
18 Feb 2019 Mexico

Eva

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
30 Aug 2018 Mexico City, Mexico

Forge

Human Resources
SaaS
Software
06 Jun 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States

Sail Internet

Internet
ISP
Telecommunications
09 May 2018 Palo Alto, California, United States

Cerego

Artificial Intelligence
Corporate Training
EdTech
Higher Education
Machine Learning
$35M15 Apr 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Treatful

Location Based Services
Restaurants
$150K01 Jul 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

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