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Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Stuart Shiff


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Total investments 23
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.79
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • Construction
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Enterprise Software

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the DivcoWest, startups are often financed by Homebrew, GV, blisce/. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sway Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Oxford Properties Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sway Ventures, Steve Pagliuca, Sam Kennedy.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Kitchen United, Managed by Q, HqO. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Office Administration, Commercial Real Estate. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. This DivcoWest works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from DivcoWest the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

The fund was created by David Taran. The overall number of key employees were 8.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Industrial Automation
$6M30 Jun 2022 San Diego, California, United States


Consumer Software
Real Estate
$15M06 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Industrial Automation
$15M07 Feb 2022 San Diego, California, United States


Interior Design
Real Estate
$14M09 Dec 2021 Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$60M08 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Property Management
Real Estate
$12M19 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


Commercial Real Estate
Enterprise Software
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
$60M14 Apr 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Real Estate
$41M19 Jan 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Industrial Automation
$6M30 Dec 2020 San Diego, California, United States
JLL, Khosla lead Jones’ $12.5M Series A for real estate vendor compliance

– Jones, a commercial real estate startup, raised $12.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by JLL Spark and Khosla Ventures that also included strategic investors Camber Creek, Rudin Management, DivcoWest and Sage Realty.
– The company also manages certifications and approvals, moving the whole process online.
– Its technology can process an insurance certificate in less than an hour and reduce the overall vendor approval time to 2.5 days — from 12 days — with 99.9% accuracy.

HqO Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– HqO, a Boston, MA-based tenant experience operating system for commercial office buildings, raised $60M in Series C funding.
– Backers included previous investors Accomplice, Insight Partners, JLL Spark, Navitas Capital, DivcoWest, Allegion Ventures, and The Pagliuca Family Office and new investors PruVen Capital, Cushman & Wakefield, and Suffolk Capital.
– The company will use the funds to continue to scale, expand its existing presence in Boston, New York City, London, and Paris, as well as open new offices in Toronto and the Midwest and West Coast regions of the United States.


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