Builders VC

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Alex Kinnier Jim Kim Jocelyn Doe Paul Lee


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Total investments 61
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 10.17
Lead investments 8
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
  • SaaS
  • Health Care
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology

Builders VC is the famous VC, which was founded in 2018. 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.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from Builders VC is 10-50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Builders VC, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Tectonic Capital, Chestnut Street Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Joel Ayala, Plug and Play, LifeForce Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, UpHonest Capital, The Lightstone Group.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Notable Labs, CourseKey, Checkerspot For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Biotechnology, Commercial Real Estate. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The fund was created by Alex Kinnier, Jim Kim, Jocelyn Doe, Paul Lee.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

The Upside Travel Company

Business Travel
Travel Agency
$100M26 Apr 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$21M08 Feb 2022 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Enterprise Software
Information Services
Information Technology
Risk Management
$39M19 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
$2M02 Nov 2021 -

Sewer AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$1M22 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
$8M20 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

GraphWear Technologies

Application Software
Health Care
Medical Device
Monitoring Equipment
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
$20M05 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$1M06 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$15M11 Aug 2021 California, United States
Andes Raises USD 15 Million in Series A Funding Co-Led by Leaps by Bayer and Cavallo Ventures

– Bayer’s impact investment arm Leaps has co-led a USD 15m Series A investment round in agriculture and biotechnology innovator, Andes.
– Other new investors Builders VC, Germin8, Accelr8 and Wilson Sonsini participated, alongside existing investors KdT Ventures and Endurance.
– Through its novel seed treatment technology, called ‘Microprime’, Andes is reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers.
– The California-based company has developed a process for seamlessly integrating seeds with a unique library of microbes that colonize the seed’s root structure. This kick-starts a process known as biological nitrogen fixation, enabling the crop to draw down nitrogen from the air instead of relying on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

QuoteToMe Lands $2.5 Million in Venture Funding

– QuoteToMe, which is digitizing the construction industry’s procurement and financial processes, announced it has funded a fully subscribed VC investment round of $2.5 million (CAD).
– This $2.5 million round was led by Builders VC and Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Argonautic Ventures, Azure Capital, Stanford University | Farmers Investment Club, and the Donnelley Family, among others.
– QuoteToMe has drawn extraordinary interest because it automates purchasing and financial transactions for purchasers of construction materials and equipment.
– QuoteToMe centralizes buy-side/sell-side communications, offering users quote comparisons, while automatically reconciling purchase orders and invoices.
– Contractor clients of QuoteToMe report savings of up to 15%, which can easily double a buyer’s traditional profit margins.


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