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Dynafund Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Richard Whiting


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Total investments 24
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications

Dynafund Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1997. 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 Torrance.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Dynafund Ventures, startups are often financed by Vanguard Ventures, DFJ, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vanguard Ventures, DFJ, Intel Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DFJ, Vanguard Ventures, Pyramid Technology Ventures.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Semiconductor, Telecommunications. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Luminous Networks, AppGenesys, For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2005. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Dynafund Ventures performs on 7 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2000.

The current fund was established by Richard Whiting. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$22M04 Sep 2008 Los Angeles, California, United States


$8M15 Aug 2006 Los Angeles, California, United States


$21M14 Jul 2006 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Troika Networks

Information Technology
Web Hosting
$14M14 Jul 2005 California, United States

Appfluent Technology

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Virtual Reality
Web Apps
$4M04 Apr 2005 Maryland, United States


$15M02 Mar 2004 Los Angeles, California, United States

Luminous Networks

$25M25 Sep 2003 Cupertino, California, United States

Cantera Resources

$17M30 Jun 2003 Dallas, Texas, United States

Troika Networks

Information Technology
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$13M29 May 2003 California, United States


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