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D. E. Shaw & Co.

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders David E. Shaw

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Total investments 53
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$54M
Portfolio companies 37
Rounds per year 1.56
Lead investments 14
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 13
Key employees 28
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Wireless
  • Mobile
  • Enterprise Software
  • Biotechnology
Summary

In 1988 was created D. E. Shaw & Co., which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this D. E. Shaw & Co. works on 2 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from D. E. Shaw & Co. the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2013. The high activity for fund was in 2007.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spotify, Adam Aircraft, WiQuest Communications. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Biotechnology, Consumer.

The fund was created by David E. Shaw. Besides them, we counted 28 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the D. E. Shaw & Co., startups are often financed by Labrador Ventures, NeoCarta Ventures, Clearstone Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Clearstone Venture Partners, Applied Ventures, Polaris Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Labrador Ventures, DuPont Capital Management, ATA Ventures.

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Notable deals

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Casavo

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$354M19 Jul 2022 Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Noldor

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$10M12 Jul 2022 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Semsee

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23 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Tasso

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$100M16 Dec 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Casavo

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$47M03 Nov 2021 Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Quant

$5K01 Oct 2021 Illinois City, Illinois, United States

QC Ware

Quantum Computing
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$25M29 Sep 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Nice Tuan

Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Warehousing
$750M31 Mar 2021 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Quartiers Properties

Brand Marketing
Internet
Property Development
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$20M15 Jul 2020 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

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