Columbia Capital

Columbia Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Alexandria


Columbia Capital was established in 1989, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Alexandria. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. In comparison with other funds, Columbia Capital makes 3 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 7 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Columbia Capital is 50-100 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2011. The fund's activity peaked in 2000. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

We also identified another 9 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Along with Columbia Capital, start-ups are often financed by Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Shelter Capital Partners as well as 58 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Telcom Ventures, RRE Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, the total number of co-investors is 91. The investors in the following rounds are usually RRE Ventures, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, and 75 VCs in total.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Computer, Mobile. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 40 more areas of investment. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. 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. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Zayo, Riverbed Technology, BroadSoft.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first_initial last, first

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

93.5% 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]

41.0% 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]

4 years

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

0.47 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 Following

RRE Ventures, GGV Capital, Intel Capital

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