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Comdisco Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Jim Labe


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Total investments 75
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 67
Rounds per year 1.39
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 41
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Information Technology

Comdisco Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1969. The main department of described VC is located in the Rosamond. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. 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. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise Software, Network Hardware. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight OpenTable, BroadSoft, Active Network.

When the investment is from Comdisco Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Comdisco Ventures performs on 23 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2000. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2003.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Comdisco Ventures, startups are often financed by Austin Ventures, Accel, Canaan Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TCV, Oak Investment Partners, CRV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Accel, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Oak Investment Partners.

This organization was formed by Jim Labe.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.

Brand Marketing
$48M01 Apr 2012 San Francisco, California, United States

Active Network

Cloud Computing
Communications Infrastructure
$92M12 Sep 2008 Dallas, Texas, United States

Active Network

Cloud Computing
Communications Infrastructure
$65M30 Aug 2007 Dallas, Texas, United States

Active Network

Cloud Computing
Communications Infrastructure
$55M15 Dec 2006 Dallas, Texas, United States


$2M01 Jan 2002 California, United States


$18M23 Oct 2001 Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States


Data Storage
Network Hardware
$115M02 May 2001 California, United States


Enterprise Software
$57M11 Apr 2001 Fremont, California, United States

Speedera Networks

Web Hosting
$20M04 Apr 2001 San Jose, California, United States


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