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Class 5 Global

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Joel Ayala Youcef Oudjidane Zach Finkelstein


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Total investments 27
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 6.75
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Finance

Class 5 Global appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2018. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The fund was created by Joel Ayala, Zach Finkelstein. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Ride Sharing, Electric Vehicle. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Scotty, Scotty, Luminous Computing Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund.

The top activity for fund was in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Class 5 Global is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Class 5 Global, startups are often financed by Wendi Murdoch, Justin Mateen, Thrive Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are monashees, ZhenFund, Vy Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Visa, Precursor Ventures, Insight Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Prota Games

$2M10 Jun 2022 São Caetano Do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil


$2M28 Feb 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Financial Services
Mobile Apps
Software Engineering
$6M26 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

penny software

Enterprise Software
$5M16 Jan 2022 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia

Zarya App

$1M01 Nov 2021 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


$1M24 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Moove Africa

$23M09 Aug 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria


$4M03 Aug 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


$400K31 Jul 2021 Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
SoBanHang gets $1.5M to help small Vietnamese stores sell online for the first time

– SoBanHang, a Vietnamese e-commerce enabler, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by FEBE Ventures, Class 5 and Kevin P. Ryan, founder of businesses like Gilt Groupe, Business Insider and MongoDB.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop new features.

Moove Raises $23 Million Series A Funding to Democratize Vehicle Ownership in Africa

– Moove, an African mobility fintech, announced that it has raised $23m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Speedinvest and Left Lane Capital, with participation from DCM, Clocktower Technology Ventures,, LocalGlobe, Tekton, FJ Labs, Palm Drive Capital, Roka Works, KAAF Investments, Spartech Ventures, Class 5 Global, and Victoria van Lennep, co-founder of Lendable.
– Africa specialist, Verod Kepple Africa Ventures, and one of Moove’s existing lenders, Emso Asset Management, also joined the round.
– This brings Moove’s total funding to $68.2m, including $28.2m in equity and $40m in debt.


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