EchoStar - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

United States, Englewood


EchoStar is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 1980. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Englewood. The fund is located in United States, North America.

In comparison with other funds, EchoStar makes 41 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2006. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into less than 2 deals annually. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2007. The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 40 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs.

The fund was established by David Drucker.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4 others. Along with EchoStar, start-ups are often financed by Time Warner Investments, Pacesetter Capital Group, Mobius Venture Capital as well as 3 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Liberty Media, Cisco Investments, YAS Capital Partners. The investors in the following rounds are usually Kleiner Perkins, Telesat Canada, TV Guide.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 2 other countries. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Digital Media, Hardware. In addition, there are 14 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 1 or 2 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are WildBlue, WildBlue, StarBand Communications.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first last, first_initial last, last first_initial, first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

70.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

10.0% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.11 out of 1

Funds Investing in Following

Kleiner Perkins, Telesat Canada, TV Guide

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