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DRW Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Don Wilson


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Total investments 35
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 4.38
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Blockchain
  • Information Technology

DRW Venture Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The typical startup value when the investment from DRW Venture Capital is 50-100 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this DRW Venture Capital performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight RedSeal, Final, SpiderOak. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Blockchain. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. 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 - United States.

The current fund was established by Don Wilson. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the DRW Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Triangle Peak Partners, Techstars, RRE Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Pivot Investment Partners, MATH Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Optum Ventures, GE Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

TRM Labs

$70M09 Nov 2022 Maryland, United States

InterPrice Technologies

Financial Services
$7M02 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
$6M02 Feb 2022 Kansas City, Missouri, United States


$35M05 Dec 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Eventus Systems

Financial Services
Information Technology
$30M08 Sep 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


Cyber Security
Digital Media
$310M27 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


Asset Management
$9M08 Jul 2021 Cardiff, United Kingdom

Big Data
Business Intelligence
Data Visualization
Enterprise Software
Information Services
Medical Device
$85M13 Jan 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Real Time
Web Development
09 Dec 2020 New York, New York, United States
Crusoe Closes $128M Series B

– Crusoe Energy Systems from San Francisco has closed a $128m Series B equity financing led by Valor Equity Partners.
Lowercarbon Capital, DRW Venture Capital, Founders Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, KCK Group, Upper90, Winklevoss Capital, Exor, Zigg Capital and JB Straubel participated.
– The company provides solutions for the energy industry.


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