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Cowboy Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Aileen Lee

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Total investments 143
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 80
Rounds per year 14.30
Lead investments 15
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 20
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

Cowboy Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2012. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

This Cowboy Ventures 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 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Cowboy Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Aileen Lee. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Cowboy Ventures, startups are often financed by Redpoint, Harrison Metal, Y Combinator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kleiner Perkins, Slow Ventures, Pear Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Harrison Metal, First Round Capital, Slow Ventures.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, Social Media. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Dollar Shave Club, Branch, LendingHome

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Getaway

$4M14 Oct 2022 Miami, Florida, United States

Tally

Credit Cards
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Apps
$80M03 Oct 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

CoRise

EdTech
$8M28 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Hone

Corporate Training
Education
Fitness
Internet
SaaS
Software
Sports
$30M13 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Mutiny

B2B
Marketing
Personalization
SaaS
$50M20 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Arcol

Artificial Intelligence
Software
$3M17 Mar 2022 Middletown, Delaware, United States

Byteboard

B2B
Enterprise
Human Resources
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
Software
$5M26 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Passbase

Internet
$10M08 Dec 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

GetSetUp

Continuing Education
E-Learning
EdTech
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Educational Software
Elder Care
Information Technology
Virtual Workforce
$10M22 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Vic.ai, an AI-powered accounting automation platform, raises $50M

– Vic, a startup developing software to automate accounting and financial processes, announced that it closed a $50m series B financing round with participation from GGV Capital, Cowboy Ventures, and Costanoa Ventures.
– Pivoting away from its initial focus on accounting professionals, Vic says it’ll use the capital to expand its existing enterprise offering as well as build out its financial intelligence engine.

Homebase Announces $71 Million in Series C Funding

– Homebase announced its $71m Series C funding round to expand its products and services.
– With $109m in total funding to date, Homebase is also launching new innovative tools for HR and payroll that broaden its offering for small business owners and accelerate the company’s growth and expansion.
– This funding round was led by new investor, GGV Capital, and includes existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Cowboy Ventures, and Khosla Ventures, and additional investor PLUS Capital.

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