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Defy.vc

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Neil Sequeira Trae Vassallo

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Total investments 76
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 12.67
Lead investments 18
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.34
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
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.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Blockchain
Insurance
$14M28 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Arena Club

Marketplace
$9M09 Sep 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Perform

Fitness
Music Streaming
Software
$1M19 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Craniometrix

Health Care
$6M10 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States

Profasee

E-Commerce
$2M01 Jul 2022 Hollywood, Florida, United States

Pawlicy Advisor

Information Technology
Insurance
Pet
$12M15 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

PerkUp

$1M01 Jun 2022 -

Airspace

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

Perfect Venue

Event Management
Restaurants
$3M21 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, 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.

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