FirstMark

Founded 2008
Founders Amish Jani Lawrence Lenihan Rick Heitzmann

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Total investments 271
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$28M
Portfolio companies 138
Rounds per year 20.85
Lead investments 55
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.55
Exits 39
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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Bluecore

Advertising
Analytics
Brand Marketing
E-Commerce
Email Marketing
Marketing Automation
SaaS
Software
1
$125M05 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Pendo

Analytics
Apps
Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Guides
Mobile
Product Design
Product Management
SaaS
Software
UX Design
1
$150M26 Jul 2021 United States, Raleigh

Loop Returns

E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Internet
1
$65M21 Jul 2021 United States, Columbus

Ledger

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Cyber Security
SaaS
1
$380M10 Jun 2021 France, Paris

Coiled

Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Machine Learning
1
$21M18 May 2021 United States, New York

Ada

Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
SaaS
1
$130M07 May 2021 Canada, Old Toronto

CognitOps

Artificial Intelligence
Computer
Information Technology
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
Software Engineering
1
$11M06 May 2021 United States, Austin

Synthesia

Artificial Intelligence
E-Learning
Marketing
Sales Automation
Video
1
$12M20 Apr 2021 United Kingdom, London

ActionIQ

Analytics
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Marketing Automation
1
$68M23 Mar 2021 United States, New York
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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