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Firebolt Ventures

Founders Cherian Mathew

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Total investments 78
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 62
Rounds per year 7.80
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Exits 4
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
Summary

In 2014 was created Firebolt Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Firebolt Ventures, startups are often financed by Upside Partnership, Resolute Ventures, Harrison Metal. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tseung Kwan Ventures, Sherpalo Ventures, Resolute Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by G2H2 Capital, Tseung Kwan Ventures, TechOperators.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Firebolt Ventures the average startup value is 5-10 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Firebolt Ventures performs on 22 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as CRM, Machine Learning. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Theta Lake, The/Studio, MachineMetrics The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The current fund was established by Cherian Mathew. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Reken

Communications Infrastructure
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Network Security
Security
Software
$10M31 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Planera

Construction
Scheduling
Software
$5M17 May 2023 Pleasanton, California, United States

Apata

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$5M05 May 2023 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Riscosity

Analytics
Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
$7M25 Apr 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

Elevate

Employee Benefits
Human Resources
$28M11 Apr 2023 Denver, Colorado, United States

Boostsecurity.io

Cyber Security
Security
Software
$9M16 Nov 2022 Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Provus

Compliance
Software
$12M12 Jul 2022 Saratoga, California, United States

MotoRefi

Automotive
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
$115M19 May 2022 Arlington, Virginia, United States

skan.ai

Artificial Intelligence
$40M30 Mar 2022 San Jose, California, United States
News
Aircover Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– Aircover is a San Mateo CA-based real-time sales platform provider.
– Company raised $3m in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Defy Partners, with participation from Firebolt Ventures, Flex Capital and Ridge Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating product development.

ThirdAI raises $6M to democratize AI to any hardware

– Houston-based ThirdAI, a company building tools to speed up deep learning technology without the need for specialized hardware like graphics processing units, brought in $6m in seed funding.
Neotribe Ventures, Cervin Ventures and Firebolt Ventures co-led the investment.
– The company plans to hire additional employees and invest in computing resources.

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Total investments 78
Average round size 16M
Rounds per year 7.80
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 0
Follow on index 0.21
Exits 4
Group Appearance index 1.00

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Reken

Communications Infrastructure
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Network Security
Security
Software
$10M31 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Planera

Construction
Scheduling
Software
$5M17 May 2023 Pleasanton, California, United States

Apata

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$5M05 May 2023 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Riscosity

Analytics
Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
$7M25 Apr 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

Elevate

Employee Benefits
Human Resources
$28M11 Apr 2023 Denver, Colorado, United States

Boostsecurity.io

Cyber Security
Security
Software
$9M16 Nov 2022 Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Provus

Compliance
Software
$12M12 Jul 2022 Saratoga, California, United States

MotoRefi

Automotive
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
$115M19 May 2022 Arlington, Virginia, United States

skan.ai

Artificial Intelligence
$40M30 Mar 2022 San Jose, California, United States
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