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Courtside Ventures

Courtside Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York

About

Courtside Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2015. This investor is located in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in New York.

The fund was created by Deepen Parikh, Vasu Kulkarni. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. In comparison with other funds, Courtside Ventures makes 23 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. At the time of investment by Courtside Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 50-100 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 6 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Aside from Courtside Ventures, start-ups are often funded by Techstars, Ore Ventures, Transmedia Capital and 17 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Sterling.VC, Advancit Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, overall with 30 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Sterling.VC, Sky, GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund, as well as 25 other investors.

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 4 other locations. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are eSports, Video Games. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 9 more areas of investment. StockX, REBEL, Religion of Sports are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio.

Year Founded

2015

Fund Activity

Operative

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: courtsidevc.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

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

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

25.0% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.6 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.17 out of 1

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

0.17 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Techstars, Ore Ventures, Transmedia Capital

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Sterling.VC, Sky, GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund

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