Discovery Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Harry Jaako John McEwen


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Total investments 17
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.49
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Advertising
  • Mobile
  • Financial Services
  • Analytics
  • Software

Discovery Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1986. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Vancouver.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Discovery Capital, startups are often financed by BDC Venture Capital, Yaletown Partners, British Columbia Discovery Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BC Advantage Funds, Yaletown Partners, T. Rowe Price. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yaletown Partners, Third Point Ventures, SoftBank.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Spotify, Social Finance (SoFi), Lat49 Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Financial Services, Music Streaming. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Discovery Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Discovery Capital performs on 8 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
$1B01 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Mobile Advertising
Mobile Payments
$1B25 Nov 2019 Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India


Financial Services
$11M18 May 2017 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Financial Services
$70M29 Oct 2014 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Ad Server
Advertising Platforms
$1M17 Jul 2009 British Columbia

Gatekeeper Systems

$2M30 Jun 2008 Irvine, California, United States

Inimex Pharmaceuticals

$22M02 Jun 2008 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
Trading Platform
$1M30 Apr 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia

Mobidia Technology

App Discovery
Mobile Apps
Mobile Devices
$9M29 Apr 2008 Canada, Ontario


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