Evolution Equity Partners

Evolution Equity Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Evolution Equity Partners was established in 2008, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in New York.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from Evolution Equity Partners, start-ups are often funded by Sequoia Capital, .406 Ventures, Boldstart Ventures and 14 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Sequoia Capital, Accomplice, Boldstart Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 16. The investors in the following rounds are usually Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and 6 VCs in total.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Carbon Black, Onapsis, SecurityScorecard. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 5 other countries. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Cloud Computing, Enterprise. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 11 more industries for this fund.

The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 28 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Evolution Equity Partners participates, on average, in 10 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Evolution Equity Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

The fund was established by Dennis Smith, Richard Seewald. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

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: evolutionequity.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

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

93.3% 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]

29.2% 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]

9.2 years

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

0.33 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]

0.13 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Sequoia Capital, .406 Ventures, Boldstart Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Sequoia Capital

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