Defy.vc

Founded 2016
Founders Neil Sequeira Trae Vassallo

Overview

Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics

Team

Investments

News & Media

Add fund to favorites
info
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 45
Average round size
info
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$8M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 9.00
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
info
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer
  • E-Commerce
Summary

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Mateo.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Defy.vc, startups are often financed by Trevor Wright, Y Combinator, Fika Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Unusual Ventures, Schematic Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, VAS Ventures, Unusual Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Nifty Games, Visor, Grove. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Music Streaming, Security.

The current fund was established by Neil Sequeira, Trae Vassallo. The overall number of key employees were 4.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 42 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The typical startup value when the investment from Defy.vc is 50-100 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

Read more

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

TruePlan.io

Software
$17M19 Nov 2021 -

Hakimo

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Security
Software
$4M16 Nov 2021 Menlo Park, California, United States

Nifty Games

Digital Entertainment
Video Games
$26M31 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Bazaar Technologies

B2B
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
$30M24 Aug 2021 Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Arevo

3D Printing
Computer
Manufacturing
Robotics
Software
$25M19 Aug 2021 Milpitas, California, United States

Aalto

$13M12 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Prima

Cannabis
$9M21 May 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States

MT Copeland

E-Learning
Education
Smart Building
04 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Honorlock

EdTech
Education
Local
Service Industry
Software
Web Apps
$25M27 Apr 2021 Boca Raton, Florida, United States
News
Honorlock Raises $25M as Demand for Remote Learning Grows

– Honorlock announced it has raised $25m Series B funding led by Owl Ventures with participation from Defy Partners, Arsenal Growth and existing investors to further accelerate growth and enter new markets.
– Just one year ago, Honorlock raised $11.5m Series A funding to accelerate technology investments and talent aimed at supporting its quick ascent to exclusively serve top higher education institutions across the world.
– Honorlock’s AI plus human-touch proctoring platform enables academic institutions and organizations that provide customer and partner education to offer remote assessments while protecting exam integrity and creating a fair and equitable environment for learners.
– Demand accelerated during the pandemic when schools and businesses closed their doors and remote learning became the new norm for college students and workers seeking professional development and certifications.

Beamable Closes $5M Equity Funding Round

– Beamable from Boston provides a Software-as-a-Service platform for the business operations of live games.
– The company raised approximately $5m in equity funding round.
– The round was led by Companyon Ventures and GrandBanks Capital, and joined by investors from Defy.vc, Oyster Funds, and others.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and reach.

Review

  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Coinvestors
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent Defy.vc?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

Wait!
You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: