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FirstMark

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Amish Jani Lawrence Lenihan Rick Heitzmann

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Total investments 347
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$36M
Portfolio companies 152
Rounds per year 24.79
Lead investments 64
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.56
Exits 41
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • E-Commerce
Summary

FirstMark appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2008. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the FirstMark, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, IA Ventures, Slow Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Upfront Ventures, SV Angel, Index Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global Management, Greycroft.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Airbnb, Pinterest, Discord. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 fund investment industries, there are Internet, Health Care.

The current fund was established by Amish Jani, Lawrence Lenihan, Rick Heitzmann. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2014. This FirstMark works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from FirstMark is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

HopSkipDrive

Child Care
Children
Family
Mobile Apps
Parenting
Ride Sharing
Transportation
$37M13 Sep 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Zilla Security

Information Technology
SaaS
Security
Software
$13M31 Aug 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Roon

$7M12 Aug 2022 -

Robin

Business Intelligence
Commercial Real Estate
Meeting Software
SaaS
Software
$30M14 Jul 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Bardeen

Data Integration
Software
$15M21 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

HowGood

Data Integration
Organic Food
Product Research
Sustainability
$12M18 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Legacy

Fertility
Genetics
Health Care
Men's
Personal Health
$25M12 May 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Highbeam

Business Development
FinTech
Information Services
Online Portals
$7M01 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

EvolutionIQ

Artificial Intelligence
Commercial Insurance
Fraud Detection
Insurance
InsurTech
Life Insurance
Machine Learning
Risk Management
Software
$21M12 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States
News
Orchard Raises $100 Million Series D, Achieves Unicorn Status

– Orchard, the company that is radically simplifying home buying and selling, announced today that it has raised $100 million in Series D funding at over a $1 billion valuation.
Accomplice led the round with participation from repeat investors FirstMark, Revolution, First American, Juxtapose and a syndicate of new investors.
– This new round of equity funding will support Orchard’s continued growth and innovation.

Data and AI operations startup Coiled nabs $21M

– Coiled, a DataOps and AIOps platform that seeks to increase access to scalable computing, announced that it raised $21 million in series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.
– Coiled’s latest funding round, which saw participation from IA Ventures and FirstMark, brings its total raised to $26 million to date. Previously, the company closed a $5 million seed round led by Costanoa Ventures.
– Alongside the financing, Coiled unveiled Coiled Cloud, which lets data scientists build machine learning models using Python tools on a laptop, then transfer the model to any cloud environment to avoid vendor lock-in.

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