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Draper Associates

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Tim Draper

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Total investments 334
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 235
Rounds per year 47.71
Lead investments 41
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 47
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

PureCode Software

Consumer Software
Software
Software Engineering
$1M01 Sep 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Outpost Technologies

Information Technology
Manufacturing
Space Travel
$7M30 Aug 2022 Santa Monica, California, United States

Quotabook

Developer Platform
Financial Services
Publishing
$11M16 Aug 2022 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Old Street Digital

Cryptocurrency
Financial Services
$2M08 Aug 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

NAORIS

Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$11M27 Jul 2022 Aveiro, Centro, Portugal

DigiBuild

Blockchain
Construction
Management Information Systems
$4M25 Jul 2022 Dover, Delaware, United States

Shmoody

Health Care
Wellness
$500K15 Jun 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Cryptio

Accounting
Analytics
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
$10M06 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

STEMuli

E-Learning
Education
Gaming
$3M17 May 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States
News
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.

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.

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