DCM Ventures

DCM Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


DCM Ventures was established in 1996, and is a well known VC. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in Menlo Park.

Renren Inc., Social Finance (SoFi), Uxin are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Information Technology, Mobile. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 104 more areas of investment. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 9 other countries.

In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 9 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2014. When DCM Ventures invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. This fund was the most active in 2018. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, DCM Ventures makes 11 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

The fund was established by David Chao, Dixon Doll. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 11.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Besides DCM Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by ZhenFund, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and 274 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Venrock, Qiming Venture Partners, Partech, overall with 341 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Tencent Holdings, Sequoia Capital China, Highland Capital Partners, out of 252 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

95.4% 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]

39.0% 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]

3.5 years

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

0.6 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing Together

Venrock, Qiming Venture Partners, Partech

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