Fifty Years

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ela Madej Seth Bannon


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Total investments 107
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 65
Rounds per year 15.29
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 2
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Food Processing

Fifty Years is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Ela Madej, Seth Bannon. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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 Solugen, Quantstamp, EARTH AI. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Transportation, Advanced Materials. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Fifty Years, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, SOSV, IndieBio. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wei Guo, Refactor Capital, SOSV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SOSV, Refactor Capital, Data Collective DCVC.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$1M06 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

InVivo AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$7M15 Dec 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nabla Bio

Machine Learning
$11M06 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


$6M27 Oct 2021 Munich, Bayern, Germany


$25M21 Oct 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Latch AI

Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Infrastructure
Machine Learning
$5M01 Oct 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Journey Clinical

Health Care
$3M16 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States


$350M09 Sep 2021 Houston, Texas, United States

Alpine Roads

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$75M22 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Nobell Foods Scores $75M Series B Round

– Nobell Foods has secured a $75m Series B financing round.
– The round was backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– Others joining this round include: Unovis, Germin8 Ventures, Fifty Years, AgFunder, Pear VC, GL Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hillhouse Group, and Mission Bay Capital.
– The company plans to launch its cheeses to the public by the end of next year.

Faction Raises $4.3M Seed Round

– Faction Technology from Silicon Valley is a startup that develops driverless solutions based on light electric vehicles.
– The company announced the completion of $4.3m in seed funding led by Trucks Venture Capital and Fifty Years.


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