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Firsthand Technology Value Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Kevin Landis


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Total investments 22
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 2.20
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Semiconductor
  • Industrial
  • Production (Semiconductors)
  • Machinery (B2B)

Firsthand Technology Value Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main department of described VC is located in the San Jose. The company was established in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Kevin Landis. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Firsthand Technology Value Fund performs on 7 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2014. When the investment is from Firsthand Technology Value Fund the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Firsthand Technology Value Fund, startups are often financed by Crosslink Capital, Trident Capital, Shasta Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Knight Enterprise Fund, FirstMark, Crosslink Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Crosslink Capital, Convexa Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SolarCity, IP Unity, Telepathy Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile Advertising, Network Hardware. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$8M31 Aug 2018 California, United States

Pivotal Systems

Machinery (B2B)
Production (Semiconductors)
01 Sep 2016 Fremont, California, United States

Pivotal Systems

Machinery (B2B)
Production (Semiconductors)
31 Mar 2016 Fremont, California, United States


$18M13 May 2015 New York, United States

Pivotal Systems

Machinery (B2B)
Production (Semiconductors)
31 Dec 2014 Fremont, California, United States

Pivotal Systems

Machinery (B2B)
Production (Semiconductors)
31 Aug 2014 Fremont, California, United States


$7M30 Jun 2014 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Advertising
$30M18 Mar 2014 Austin, Texas, United States


Enterprise Software
$80M13 Jan 2014 Redwood City, California, United States


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