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Fairfax Financial Holdings

Founders Prem Watsa



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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 0.69
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Finance

In 1985 was created Fairfax Financial Holdings, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in North America in Canada. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Toronto.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 42 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Opposing the other organizations, this Fairfax Financial Holdings works on 21 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars.

The current fund was established by Prem Watsa.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Embedded Systems, Marine Transportation. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TeamSnap. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Fairfax Financial Holdings, startups are often financed by Trinity Ventures, Toba Capital, Foundry Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Foundry Group, Crawley Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TVS Capital Funds, Faering Capital, A91 Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$25M31 Jan 2017 Boulder, Colorado, United States


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Total investments 27
Average round size 148M
Rounds per year 0.69
Peak activity year 2023
Lead investments 8
Follow on index 0.33
Exits 12
Group Appearance index 0.19

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$25M31 Jan 2017 Boulder, Colorado, United States
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