FJ Labs

FJ Labs

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


FJ Labs was established in 2015, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in New York. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund was established by Jose Marin. Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 22 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Marketplace, Financial Services. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 37 more industries for this fund. Coupang, Farfetch, Flexport are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides FJ Labs, start-ups are typically funded by Slow Ventures, DN Capital, First Round Capital and 236 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Y Combinator, Greycroft, FundersClub, overall with 211 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by GGV Capital, Piton Capital, monashees, out of 186 investors from our database.

In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points less exits than other funds. In comparison with other funds, FJ Labs makes 21 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from FJ Labs is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

12.5% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.4 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.2 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.6 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Slow Ventures, DN Capital, First Round Capital

Funds Investing Together

Y Combinator, Greycroft, FundersClub

Funds Investing in Following

GGV Capital, Piton Capital, monashees

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