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DBL Investors

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ira Ehrenpreis Nancy Pfund


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Total investments 74
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 37
Rounds per year 4.11
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Electronics

DBL Investors is the famous VC, which was founded in 2004. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 0 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from DBL Investors the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. This DBL Investors works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SolarCity, The RealReal, View The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Energy, E-Commerce. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the DBL Investors, startups are often financed by Trident Capital, XSeed Capital, Sigma Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are DFJ, Trident Capital, The Westly Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DFJ,, Trident Capital.

The current fund was established by Nancy Pfund. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
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$105M26 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Supply Chain Management
$70M25 May 2022 Carlsbad, California, United States


$15M15 Mar 2022 -

Menlo Micro

Consumer Electronics
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$150M09 Mar 2022 Irvine, California, United States

Farmers Business Network

Big Data
$300M18 Nov 2021 California, United States


Information Technology
01 Oct 2021 California, United States


Environmental Engineering
Impact Investing
Industrial Automation
Natural Resources
Renewable Energy
Social Impact
$36M29 Sep 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Zola Electric

Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$45M23 Sep 2021 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Wynd Technologies

Consumer Electronics
Personal Health
$10M17 Aug 2021 Redwood City, California, United States


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