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Edison Partners

Edison Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Princeton


Edison Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1986. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in Princeton.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Along with Edison Partners, start-ups are often financed by Windcrest Partners, Viola Ventures, MissionOG as well as 66 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are MissionOG, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Cultivation Capital and also 47 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Wellington Financial, ORIX Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and 36 VCs in total.

The fund was created by John Martinson. Besides the listed founders, we have found 24 key employees of this fund in our database.

Edison Partners participates, on average, in 2 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2016. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 43 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Edison Partners is 50-100 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2019. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Software, Information Technology. In addition, there are 36 more industries where it has achieved success. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are MoneyLion, YieldStreet, Scivantage. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 5 other locations. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

72.9% of cases

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

29.1% 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]

1.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.11 out of 1

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

0.6 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Windcrest Partners, Viola Ventures, MissionOG

Funds Investing in Following

Wellington Financial, ORIX Ventures, Goldman Sachs

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