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Draper Richards

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 67
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 2.58
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 24
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Video
  • Internet

Draper Richards is the famous VC, which was founded in 1996. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2009. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Draper Richards works on 7 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2007. The average startup value when the investment from Draper Richards is 10-50 millions dollars.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Skype, OpenTable, SquareTrade The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Telecommunications, Internet. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Draper Richards, startups are often financed by Worldview Technology Partners, Tugboat Ventures, ONSET Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Menlo Ventures, Draper Associates, WI Harper Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Crosslink Capital.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
$3M01 Dec 2013 California, United States


Information Technology
$25M01 Nov 2012 San Francisco, California, United States


Product Search
$20M01 May 2012 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Services (B2C)
Social Content
$4M16 Dec 2009 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Brilliant Telecommunications

Service Industry
Web Hosting
$7M12 Oct 2009 California, United States


Product Search
$12M17 Jul 2009 San Francisco, California, United States


$11M16 Apr 2009 Mountain View, California, United States

$16M23 Sep 2008 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Nusym Technology

Graphic Design
Information Technology
$8M10 Sep 2008 California, United States


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