Defy.vc Founded 2016
Founders Neil Sequeira Trae Vassallo
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Total investments 40
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 4.80
Lead investments 14
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise
Gaming
Software
Software Engineering
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
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Prima
Cannabis
Seed
9M21 May 2021 United States, Santa Monica
Thrilling
E-Commerce
Fashion
Early Stage Venture
8M05 May 2021 United States, Los Angeles
Honorlock
EdTech
Education
Local
Service Industry
Software
Web Apps
Early Stage Venture
25M27 Apr 2021 United States, Boca Raton
Fable
Consumer Goods
Manufacturing
Usability Testing
7M05 Apr 2021 United States, New York
Early Stage Venture
8M11 Mar 2021
SoundCommerce
CRM
Data Integration
E-Commerce
Retail Technology
Early Stage Venture
15M23 Feb 2021 United States, Seattle
Pawlicy Advisor
Information Technology
Insurance
Pet
Early Stage Venture
6M16 Feb 2021 United States, New York
Seed
2M04 Feb 2021
Airspace Technologies
Logistics
Software
Supply Chain Management
Warehousing
Late Stage Venture
38M26 Jan 2021 United States, Carlsbad
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