Draper Associates

Founded 2015
Founders Tim Draper


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Total investments 270
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 153
Rounds per year 25.50
Lead investments 35
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 37
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile
  • Software

Draper Associates is the famous VC, which was founded in 1969. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Menlo Park.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014. Opposing the other organizations, this Draper Associates works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Draper Associates the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Draper Associates, startups are often financed by Techstars, True Ventures, Rhodium. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wavemaker Partners, Tim Draper, Zone Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Greycroft, Insight Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners.

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. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, E-Commerce. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coinbase, Thumbtack, Atomwise.

The fund was created by Tim Draper. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cyber Security
Late Stage Venture
380M10 Jun 2021 France, Paris


5M29 Apr 2021 United States, Boulder

Early Stage Venture
7M13 Apr 2021


1M06 Apr 2021 France, Paris

Early Stage Venture
25M30 Mar 2021


Corporate Training
Information Technology
1M09 Mar 2021 Pakistan, Lahore

Cipher Skin

Big Data
Data Visualization
Early Stage Venture
5M02 Mar 2021 United States, Denver


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Software
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
50M25 Feb 2021 United States, " United States"}

Sunroom Rentals

Consumer Software
Real Estate
Early Stage Venture
11M23 Feb 2021 United States, Austin
MiResource Raises US$3M In Seed Funding
– MiResource is a mental health care marketplace that empowers health systems to connect their patients to the right mental health care. – The company raised $3m in Series A funding. – Backers included Draper Associates, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Royal Street Ventures, One Mind, What If Ventures, and GarageCap. – The new round of financing will be used to expand the company’s automated, online referral platform. Read more
Acelab Raises $3.5M in Seed Funding
– Acelab, a NYC-based digital marketplace connecting architects and manufacturers of building products, raised $3.5M in seed funding. – The round was led by Pillar VC with participation from Alpaca (formerly Corigin), Draper Associates, Transcend Partners, MIT MET Fund, and Erik Jarnryd. – Led by Dries Carmeliet and Vardhan Mehta, Acelab provides a building products marketplace that connects architects and manufacturers. Read more


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