Contour Venture Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Bob Greene Matt Gorin

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Total investments 153
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 78
Rounds per year 9.00
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.49
Exits 22
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Enterprise Software
  • FinTech
Summary

Contour Venture Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2001. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Marketing, E-Commerce. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Datadog, SmartAsset, Bench. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The fund was created by Matt Gorin.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Contour Venture Partners, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Quotidian Ventures, Primary Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NYC Seed, Partnership Fund for New York City, Core Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Salesforce Ventures, Primary Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners.

The top activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. This Contour Venture Partners works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Movable Ink

Content Marketing
Email Marketing
Personalization
Real Time
SaaS
$55M28 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States

Covr Financial Technologies

Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
Wealth Management
$15M07 Apr 2022 Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Glean analytics

FinTech
Machine Learning
Payments
SaaS
Software
$10M08 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Tattle

B2B
Data Mining
Local
Productivity Tools
$5M22 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Wallaroo

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Real Time
$25M09 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

TrialJectory

Communities
Health Care
Marketplace
$20M07 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Voyant Photonics

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Information Technology
Sensor
$15M30 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Kidas

Console Games
Cyber Security
Internet
$2M11 Nov 2021 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Shelf

Knowledge Management
SaaS
Software
$52M23 Aug 2021 Stamford, Connecticut, United States
News
Shelf.io Raises $52.5 Million in a Series B To Accelerate Growth Of AI-Driven Answers Automation Platform

– Shelf.io announced a $52.5m Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Base10 Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Contour Venture Partners and individuals like Austin McChord (founder of Datto) and Tooey Courtemanche (founder of Procore).
– The company, whose clients include John Deere, DSW, HelloFresh, Equitable/AXA, and Glovo, has experienced 4X growth in the last 12 months, zero customer churn in the last three years and a 10X user growth in the last year.
– Shelf was created to address a massive employee productivity challenge — the average worker spends 19% of their time tracking looking for answers or tracking down colleagues for help. The shift to remote teams due to COVID has only exacerbated the problem of tracking down answers.

Octane Raises $52M In Series D Funding, Brings Valuation to Over $900M

– Octane lending has raised $52 million in Series D funding.
– Progressive Investment Company, Inc., a member of the Progressive Insurance ® group, led the round, with participation from existing investors Valar Ventures, Upper90, Contour Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Third Prime and Parkwood as well as new investors Gaingels and ALIVE.
– The new round of financing will further Octane’s mission to connect people with their passion.

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