Caffeinated Capital

Caffeinated Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Caffeinated Capital was established in 2009, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund was established by Raymond Tonsing. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 2.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Apps, Blockchain. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 23 more industries for this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are OpenDoor Labs, Affirm, Brex.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 7-8 others. Besides Caffeinated Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Y Combinator, Raymond Tonsing, Andy Rankin and 65 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Founders Fund, GGV Capital, Elad Gil and also 86 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Felicis Ventures, GGV Capital, CRV, out of 65 investors from our database.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Caffeinated Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In real terms, this VC performs 11 percentage points less exits than other funds. Caffeinated Capital is involved in 25 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

37.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.6 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.22 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Y Combinator

Funds Investing Together

Founders Fund, GGV Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Felicis Ventures, GGV Capital, CRV

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