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FirstMark

Founders Amish Jani Lawrence Lenihan Rick Heitzmann

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Total investments 372
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$35M
Portfolio companies 163
Rounds per year 23.25
Lead investments 73
Follow on index
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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

Ezra AI

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$21M07 Feb 2024 New York, New York, United States

Revela

Accounting
Project Management
Real Estate
Software
$9M29 Nov 2023 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Vendelux

Business Intelligence
Events
SaaS
Software
$14M21 Nov 2023 New York, New York, United States

Kasa Living

Hospitality
Hotel
Travel
$70M31 Oct 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Pickle

Apps
Mobile Apps
$8M11 Oct 2023 New York, New York, United States

Sparta

Information Technology
Oil and Gas
Software
$17M03 Oct 2023 Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

Metaloop

Industrial
Logistics
Recycling
$18M19 Sep 2023 Graz, Steiermark, Austria

Pixel GG

Cryptocurrency
$5M11 Jul 2023 -

Synthesia

Artificial Intelligence
E-Learning
Marketing
Sales Automation
Video
$90M13 Jun 2023 London, England, United Kingdom
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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Total investments 372
Average round size 35M
Rounds per year 23.25
Peak activity year 2020
Lead investments 73
Follow on index 0.56
Exits 41
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ezra AI

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$21M07 Feb 2024 New York, New York, United States

Revela

Accounting
Project Management
Real Estate
Software
$9M29 Nov 2023 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Vendelux

Business Intelligence
Events
SaaS
Software
$14M21 Nov 2023 New York, New York, United States

Kasa Living

Hospitality
Hotel
Travel
$70M31 Oct 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Pickle

Apps
Mobile Apps
$8M11 Oct 2023 New York, New York, United States

Sparta

Information Technology
Oil and Gas
Software
$17M03 Oct 2023 Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

Metaloop

Industrial
Logistics
Recycling
$18M19 Sep 2023 Graz, Steiermark, Austria

Pixel GG

Cryptocurrency
$5M11 Jul 2023 -

Synthesia

Artificial Intelligence
E-Learning
Marketing
Sales Automation
Video
$90M13 Jun 2023 London, England, United Kingdom
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