Costanoa Ventures

Founded 2012
Founders Greg Sands


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Total investments 105
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 73
Rounds per year 11.67
Lead investments 21
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Machine Learning
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence

Costanoa Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The current fund was established by Greg Sands. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Costanoa Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Costanoa Ventures works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Costanoa Ventures, startups are often financed by Blackbird Ventures (Australia), True Ventures, Y Combinator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Foundry Group, True Ventures, Industry Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Uncork Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Salesforce Ventures.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. 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 Advertising, Education. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Datalogix, Demandbase, Bugcrowd

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
Information Services
Machine Learning
$50M01 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States

Rafay Systems

Developer Platform
Information Technology
$25M31 Aug 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Leap Services

E-Commerce Platforms
Retail Technology
$11M26 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Vannevar Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$12M25 Aug 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Smile Identity

Financial Services
Identity Management
$7M08 Jul 2021 Oakland, California, United States


$5M09 Jun 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Data Integration
Machine Learning
$110M03 Jun 2021 Redwood City, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Machine Learning
$21M18 May 2021 New York, New York, United States


Cloud Data Services
Cloud Security
$26M13 May 2021 Redwood City, California, United States
Bigeye Raises $45M in Series B Funding

– Bigeye is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a data observability platform.
– Company raised $45m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Coatue with participation from existing investors, Sequoia Capital and Costanoa Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale the team, continue building on its product leadership, and expand its business reach.

Poised to Transform the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Cresicor Raises $5.6 Million in Seed Funding

– Cresicor, a consumer packaged goods (CPG) trade promotion management (TPM) platform startup, announced they have raised $5.6 Million in seed funding led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from Torch Capital.
– Trade promotions are the second largest spending cost that many companies incur, only behind manufacturing; companies often reinvest up to 20% of their revenue on them. Currently, TPM is often done manually – both inefficient and expensive – typically in Excel or Google Sheets.
– With CPG sales topping $720 billion dollars in just the United States in 2020, it is truly an untapped growth market.


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