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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Founders Mark Zuckerberg Priscilla Chan


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Total investments 59
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 8.43
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 10

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Software
  • EdTech
  • E-Learning
  • Higher Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is the famous VC, which was founded in 2009. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto.

The current fund was established by Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan. We also calculated 10 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, startups are often financed by GSV AcceleraTE, Omidyar Network, NewSchools Venture Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, Spark Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Omidyar Network, TLcom Capital Partners, Spark Capital.

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 BYJU'S, Age of Learning, Andela. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Knowledge Management, Universities.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is 100-500 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sound Agriculture

$75M07 Dec 2022 California, United States


30 Nov 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Beep Saúde

Health Care
14 Nov 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Health Care
08 Nov 2022 -

Opus 12

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$130M29 Jun 2022 Berkeley, California, United States

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$11M14 Jun 2022 Berkeley, California, United States

Apollo Agriculture

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Financial Services
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$40M21 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Elemental Excelerator

Clean Energy
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$500K10 Feb 2022 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

YR Media

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$600K09 Feb 2022 Oakland, California, United States
Seqera Labs grabs $5.5M to help sequence COVID-19 variants and other complex data problems

– Seqera Labs, a Barcelona-based data orchestration and workflow platform tailored to help scientists and engineers order and gain insights from cloud-based genomic data troves, as well as to tackle other life science applications that involve harnessing complex data from multiple locations, has raised $5.5 million in seed funding.
Talis Capital and Speedinvest co-led this round, with participation also from previous backer BoxOne Ventures and a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Panorama raises $60M in General Atlantic-led Series C to help schools better understand students

– Panorama Education, a K-12 education software platform, raised $60m in a Series C round of funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by existing backers Owl Ventures, Emerson Collective, Uncork Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Tao Capital Partners.
– The company now serves 13 million students in 23,000 schools across the United States.
– It has more than 1,500 school districts among its customers.


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