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Commonwealth Capital Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Jeff Hurst Michael Fitzgerald

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Total investments 108
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$13M
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 23
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.47
Exits 34
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 1995 was created Commonwealth Capital Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Commonwealth Capital Ventures, startups are often financed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Flagship Pioneering, Atlas Venture, Ascent Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Flybridge Capital Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Bessemer Venture Partners.

This Commonwealth Capital Ventures works on 2 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The average startup value when the investment from Commonwealth Capital Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2000. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2011.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, SaaS. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Acacia Communications, Constant Contact, Carbon Design Systems.

The fund was created by Jeff Hurst, Michael Fitzgerald. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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$9M19 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Engrain

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$1M25 Jul 2019 Colorado, United States

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$14M19 Apr 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Onshape

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CAD
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Mechanical Engineering
Mobile
Multimedia and Design Software
SaaS
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$105M14 Apr 2016 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Onshape

Analytics
Business/Productivity Software
CAD
Enterprise Software
Mechanical Engineering
Mobile
Multimedia and Design Software
SaaS
Software
Software Development Applications
$80M15 Sep 2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

BitSight

Cyber Security
Risk Management
Security
Software
$25M25 Jun 2015 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Invaluable

Art
E-Commerce
Internet
Marketplace
$33M03 Jun 2014 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Onshape

Analytics
Business/Productivity Software
CAD
Enterprise Software
Mechanical Engineering
Mobile
Multimedia and Design Software
SaaS
Software
Software Development Applications
$30M28 Jan 2014 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

BitSight

Cyber Security
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Security
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$24M05 Jun 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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