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Craft Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bill Lee David Sacks Jeff Fluhr

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Total investments 228
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$21M
Portfolio companies 163
Rounds per year 45.60
Lead investments 43
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.27
Exits 12
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Soundstripe

Film Production
Music
Video
$9M30 Aug 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Explo

Analytics
Big Data
Data Visualization
Database
SaaS
Software
$12M16 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Equals

Apps
Internet
Mobile
Social Media
Software
$6M21 Jul 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States

X1 Card

Financial Services
FinTech
$25M18 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Okendo

Digital Marketing
E-Commerce
Information Services
Internet
$26M14 Jul 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Pave

Analytics
Database
Employee Benefits
Enterprise Software
Information Services
Lending
Predictive Analytics
Software
$100M28 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Vendr

Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$150M16 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Vanta

Internet
Security
Software
$110M08 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Moment

$8M31 May 2022 Miami, Florida, United States
News
Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe

– Superplastic, a company from the creator of Ello and Kidrobot, raised $20m funding.
– The round was led by Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, Day One Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Kakao, LINE Friends and individual investors like Cyan Banister, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Scooter Braun.
– The company owns an animated collab house of “synthetic superstars” — characters who live on social media and pop up everywhere else through partnerships with celebrities, iconic fashion brands and gaming platforms.

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 enterprise applications — computer vision algorithms can be trained to perform tasks like spotting gas leaks, counting pills, and monitoring workplaces to enforce social distancing — companies can face barriers to leveraging it in production. Teams are often faced with rebuilding software infrastructure and attracting the necessary machine learning expertise.

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