Craft Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Bill Lee David Sacks Jeff Fluhr


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Total investments 121
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 118
Rounds per year 30.25
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Blockchain, Software. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SpaceX, Bird Rides, The Boring Company.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Craft Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The current fund was established by Bill Lee, David Sacks. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Craft Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Valor Equity Partners, Social Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, SV Angel. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, Upfront Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$12M02 Sep 2021 United States, San Francisco


Developer APIs
Developer Tools
Predictive Analytics
$12M23 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$15M17 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Health Care
Real Time
$17M06 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Information Technology
$70M05 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Health Care
Medical Device
$205M30 Jul 2021 United States, Fremont


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Speech Recognition
$15M29 Jul 2021 United States, Austin


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$25M27 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco


Financial Services
Non Profit
$10M26 Jul 2021 United States, San Jose
Computer vision dev platform Roboflow raises $20M
– Roboflow, a Des Moines, Iowa-based startup developing tools for building computer vision models, announced it has raised $20 million in a series A round led by Craft Ventures. – This brings the company’s total raised to date to $22.2 million, and CEO Joseph Nelson says the money will be put toward ongoing product development and hiring efforts. – The global computer vision industry was estimated to be worth $11.32 billion in 2020, according to Grand View Research. But while the technology has obvious enterpris... Read more
Viable Raises $3.9M in Funding
– Viable is a San Francisco, CA-based analytics startup using artificial intelligence to automate text analysis of customer feedback. – The company raised $3.9m in pre-seed and seed funding. – The round was led by Craft Ventures and Javelin Venture Partners. – The company intends to use the funds to bring to market its qualitative feedback analysis AI tool. Read more


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