Cue Ball

Cue Ball

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston


Cue Ball is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2008. This investor is located in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in Boston.

The fund was established by John Hamel. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Apps, Internet. In addition, there are 10 more industries where it has achieved success. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Bread, Livefyre, Scrollmotion d/b/a Ingage. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

In comparison with other funds, Cue Ball makes 10 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points more exits than other funds. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Cue Ball is 50-100 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Cue Ball, start-ups are typically funded by Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital and 11 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Hillsven Capital, ff Venture Capital, RRE Ventures and also 31 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital, out of 6 investors from our database.

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

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

95.2% of cases

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

19.5% 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]

3.2 years

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

0.4 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Greycroft, ff Venture Capital, Hillsven Capital

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