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First Ascent Associates

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 9
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Consumer
  • Interior Design
  • Home Decor
  • E-Commerce
  • Home and Garden

First Ascent Associates appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

The high activity for fund was in 2014. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this First Ascent Associates works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 participants. Despite the First Ascent Associates, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Rosco Hill, RJ JAIN. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are AngelPad, 500 Startups, Zillionize Angel. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by 500 Startups, Wireframe Ventures, Upslope Ventures.

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. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Consumer, Health Care. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Havenly, Giving Assistant, Lenda.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Giving Assistant

Social Impact
26 Jan 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
Intellectual Property
Legal Tech
Web Apps
$3M14 Dec 2016 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Apps
$625K22 Apr 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States


Home Decor
Interior Design
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Real Estate Services (B2C)
Social/Platform Software
$20K02 Feb 2015 Denver, Colorado, United States


Home and Garden
Home Decor
Home Improvement
Home Renovation
Home Services
Interior Design
$1M16 Oct 2014 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Real Estate
21 Aug 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Delivery Service
Food Delivery
01 Aug 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


$262K11 Jul 2014 Denver, Colorado, United States


Home and Garden
Home Decor
Home Improvement
Home Renovation
Home Services
Interior Design
08 Jul 2014 New York, New York, United States


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