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FJ Labs

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jose Marin

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Total investments 970
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$11M
Portfolio companies 675
Rounds per year 121.25
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 38
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • FinTech
Summary

In 2015 was created FJ Labs, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Jose Marin. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Marketplace, Financial Services. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Coupang, Farfetch, Flexport

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this FJ Labs performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from FJ Labs is 100-500 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the FJ Labs, startups are often financed by Slow Ventures, DN Capital, First Round Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Greycroft, FundersClub. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by GGV Capital, Piton Capital, monashees.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Creative Fabrica

Content
Content Creators
Graphic Design
Marketplace
$61M10 Jan 2023 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

HealthAtom

Health Care
SaaS
Software
$10M06 Jan 2023 Las Condes, Region Metropolitana, Chile

KUKUN

Hospitality
Rental
Travel
$150K21 Dec 2022 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

User Interviews

Consumer Research
Market Research
Product Research
Recruiting
$27M20 Dec 2022 New York, New York, United States

BondAval

Financial Services
FinTech
$16M14 Dec 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Silber Salon

Consumer
$1M09 Dec 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

CommerceBear

E-Commerce
Internet
Software
$11M08 Dec 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Syncfy

FinTech
$10M06 Dec 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Breeze

Apps
Dating
Mobile Apps
$1M02 Dec 2022 Delft, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
News
June Homes Raises $50M in Funding

– June Homes from New York is a proptech company.
– The company raised $50M in funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia with participation from TQ Ventures, FJ Labs, K50, Reshape, Quiet Capital, Demi Lovato and Scott Belsky.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate expansion to other U.S. markets.

Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds

– Travel startup Headout raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by Glade Brook Capital and included participation from returning investors Version One Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Haystack and Ludlow Ventures, and new investors Espresso Capital and Practical VC.
– The company plans to expand into 300 cities, product development and its product, business, marketing and operations teams.
– It plans to hire more than 150 employees around the world and is also looking for opportunities to acqui-hire travel and entertainment startups.

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