Fifty Years

Founded 2015
Founders Ela Madej Seth Bannon

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Total investments 84
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 6.33
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 2
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Impact Investing
  • Life Science
  • Venture Capital
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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IaaS
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
Seed
4M02 Jun 2021 United States, Denver

Seed
5M24 May 2021

Brave Care

Children
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
10M22 Apr 2021 United States, Portland

Early Stage Venture
20M14 Apr 2021

Substack

Content
Email
Media and Entertainment
News
Publishing
Subscription Service
Early Stage Venture
65M31 Mar 2021 United States, San Francisco

Faction

IaaS
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
Seed
4M23 Mar 2021 United States, Denver

Noya

Seed
1M24 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

ReturnSafe

Health Care
Security
Software
Seed
3M21 Dec 2020 United States, Austin

Oolu

Energy
Environmental Consulting
Financial Services
Renewable Energy
Solar
Early Stage Venture
8M15 Dec 2020 Senegal, Dakar
News
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. Read more

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