DFJ Element


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.94
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Analytics
  • Identity Management
  • Government
  • Security

In 2006 was created DFJ Element, which is appeared as VC.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2013. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the DFJ Element, startups are often financed by Tsing Capital, Mission Ventures, Mike Lazaridis. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VenturEast, Tsing Capital, Samsung Electronics. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bangchak, Alliance Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bharat Light and Power Group, Enevate. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Energy, Manufacturing. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Business Intelligence
$23M16 May 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Memphis Meats

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$17M23 Aug 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

Ping Identity

Identity Management
$35M18 Sep 2014 Denver, Colorado, United States


Real Time
$3M14 May 2014 New York, United States


$5M18 Jul 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Bharat Light and Power Group

Biomass Energy
$26M23 Jan 2013 Haryana


Mobile Payments
$24M27 Jun 2011 Redwood City, California, United States

Ping Identity

Identity Management
$21M21 Jun 2011 Denver, Colorado, United States

Husk Power Systems

Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
Social Entrepreneurship
$250K01 Jul 2009 Patna, Bihar, India


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