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First Star Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Drew Volpe Millie Liu


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Total investments 42
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 34
Rounds per year 4.67
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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Exits 4
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics

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CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$6M15 Feb 2023 -


Cyber Security
$3M05 Oct 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


$7M27 Jul 2022 -

FYTO, Inc.

Animal Feed
Food and Beverage
$15M07 Jul 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

VistaPath Biosystems

Health Care
$4M30 Jun 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Life Science
Machine Learning
$5M01 Jan 2022 Ness Ziona, HaMerkaz, Israel


$1M05 Nov 2021 -


$895K01 Mar 2021 -


Cyber Security
$3M28 Sep 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


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