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DFS Lab

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Jake Kendall

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Total investments 27
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 4.50
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Banking
  • Logistics
Summary

DFS Lab appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The main department of described VC is located in the Seattle. The company was established in North America in United States.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biometrics, Finance. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Indonesia. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TaniHub, Veridium.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 51 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the DFS Lab, startups are often financed by Spring Accelerator, Alpha JWC Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, VentureSouq, Openspace Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, VentureSouq, Michael Spencer.

The fund was created by Jake Kendall.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

tushop

Communities
$3M31 Mar 2022 -

Kibanda Topup

Consumer
Delivery
Internet
Wholesale
$1M01 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Nala

Automotive
Banking
Cosmetics
E-Commerce
Financial Services
Logistics
Online Portals
$10M27 Jan 2022 Tanzania

Sendchamp

Telecommunications
$100K01 Dec 2021 -

tushop

Communities
$25K11 Nov 2021 -

Appetito

$2M03 Nov 2021 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Bumpa

Consumer Software
E-Commerce
Retail Technology
$200K02 Sep 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Ando Foods

E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$200K01 Sep 2021 Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

GoBEBA

Delivery
Delivery Service
E-Commerce
Food Delivery
Local
Logistics
Marketplace
Mobile Apps
Transportation
Web Apps
$50K01 Aug 2021 Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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