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Cue Ball

Investor type Micro VC
Founders John Hamel


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Total investments 73
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 5.21
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • Content

Cue Ball is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston. The company was established in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by John Hamel. The overall number of key employees were 7.

The average startup value when the investment from Cue Ball is 50-100 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Cue Ball performs on 10 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2018.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Apps, Internet. 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. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bread, Livefyre, Scrollmotion d/b/a Ingage.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Cue Ball, startups are often financed by Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Hillsven Capital, ff Venture Capital, RRE Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$2M21 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
$12M04 Jan 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Recycle Track Systems

Environmental Engineering
Waste Management
$35M24 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States


Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
$12M21 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Food and Beverage
$5M18 May 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Digital Entertainment
$57M16 Feb 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


STEM Education
01 Oct 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Financial Services
$25M25 Jun 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

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