EquityZen

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Atish Davda Phil Haslett Shriram Bhashyam

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Total investments 37
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$87M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 4.11
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.14
Exits 26
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Hardware
  • Cloud Computing
Summary

In 2013 was created EquityZen, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the EquityZen, startups are often financed by IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Andreessen Horowitz, Accel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SharesPost Investment Management, Tiger Global Management, Employee Stock Option Fund (ESO Fund). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SharesPost Investment Management, Founders Circle Capital, Manhattan Venture Partners.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from EquityZen is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. This EquityZen works on 21 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The current fund was established by Atish Davda, Phil Haslett, Shriram Bhashyam. The overall number of key employees were 5.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spotify, Lyft, DocuSign. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Security, Enterprise Software.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Barefoot Networks

Computer
Hardware
Network Hardware
14 Feb 2019 San Jose, California, United States

Postmates

Delivery
Food Delivery
Logistics
Restaurants
Same Day Delivery
$100M10 Jan 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

DigitalOcean

Cloud Computing
SaaS
Software
Virtualization
Web Hosting
27 Dec 2018 New York, United States

HotelTonight

Hospitality
Mobile
Travel
$9M21 Dec 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

Auris Health

20 Dec 2018 -

Dataminr

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Public Safety
Risk Management
Software
04 Sep 2018 New York, New York, United States

Acquia

Computer
Content
Digital Marketing
Enterprise Software
Open Source
SaaS
Software
14 Aug 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Guardant Health

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
16 Jul 2018 Redwood City, California, United States

Sonos

Audio
Consumer Electronics
Electronics (B2C)
Hardware
Movies, Music and Entertainment
Music
Software
Wireless
12 Jul 2018 Santa Barbara, California, United States

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