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Dynamo

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Allan Davis Barry Large Santosh Sankar Ted Alling

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Total investments 62
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$13M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 10.33
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.39
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Logistics
  • SaaS
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation
Summary

Dynamo is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The main department of described VC is located in the Chattanooga. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

This organization was formed by Allan Davis, Barry Large, Santosh Sankar, Ted Alling.

The high activity for fund was in 2016. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Dynamo the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. This Dynamo works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

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. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Verusen, Gatik, Tenderd Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, Mobile. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Dynamo, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Toba Capital, Techstars Mobility Accelerator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ff Venture Capital, Toba Capital, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Toba Capital, ff Venture Capital, Y Combinator.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LogRock Inc.

Commercial Insurance
Compliance
Software
$3M25 May 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Stord

Freight Service
Logistics
SaaS
Software
Supply Chain Management
Warehousing
$120M10 May 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Factored Quality

$5M15 Feb 2022 -

Amitruck

Railroad
Transportation
$4M21 Jan 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Solvento

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Software
$4M13 Dec 2021 -

Coros

Delivery
Logistics
Transportation
$6M17 Nov 2021 Menlo Park, California, United States

Vector.ai

Financial Services
FinTech
Logistics
$15M13 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Gatik

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
$85M31 Aug 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Omiexperience

Accounting
Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
CRM
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Management Consulting
SaaS
Software
$110M03 Aug 2021 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
News
Manna Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Manna, a Dublin, Ireland-based food delivery startup which uses drones, raised $25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Draper Esprit.
Team Europe, DST Global and existing investors Dynamo Ventures, Atlantic Bridge and Elkstone also participated in the round.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach, continue to scale its fleet of drones and to begin supporting critical medical deliveries.

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