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Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Crosslink Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1989. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Information Technology, Internet. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 75 more industries for this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Pandora, Postmates, Coupa. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries.

The fund was created by Michael Stark, Sy Kaufman. We also identified another 12 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from Crosslink Capital, start-ups are often funded by SV Angel, Meritech Capital Partners, BlueRun Ventures and 243 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are SV Angel, Kleiner Perkins, Trinity Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 294. The investors in the following rounds are usually DFJ, Norwest Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau, and 203 VCs in total.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2011. In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. When Crosslink Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. Crosslink Capital is involved in 8 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 10 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, first last_initial, last

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

98.8% of cases

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


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

36.8% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

2 years

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

0.53 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

SV Angel, Meritech Capital Partners, BlueRun Ventures

Funds Investing Together

SV Angel, Kleiner Perkins, Trinity Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

DFJ, Norwest Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau

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