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FJ Labs

Founders Jose Marin

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Total investments 1231
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 784
Rounds per year 136.78
Lead investments 34
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.35
Exits 39
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

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

ValidMind

$8M27 Mar 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Darwin AI

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Software
$2M26 Feb 2024 -

Zen Educate

EdTech
Education
21 Feb 2024 London, England, United Kingdom

Togetherhood

$4M16 Feb 2024 New York, New York, United States

Metalbook

Manufacturing
Marketplace
Online Portals
Precious Metals
Product Design
Supply Chain Management
$16M15 Feb 2024 Delhi, Delhi, India

LogShare

Collaboration
GreenTech
Logistics
Shipping
Supply Chain Management
12 Feb 2024 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Tings

E-Commerce
Recycling
$1M30 Jan 2024 Oslo, Norway

BirdWatch

Building Maintenance
Home Services
Property Management
$3M24 Jan 2024 Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Incognia

Biometrics
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Identity Management
Information Technology
Location Based Services
Mobile Apps
Privacy
Software
$31M17 Jan 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States
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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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Total investments 1231
Average round size 10M
Rounds per year 136.78
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 34
Follow on index 0.35
Exits 39
Group Appearance index 0.61

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ValidMind

$8M27 Mar 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Darwin AI

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Software
$2M26 Feb 2024 -

Zen Educate

EdTech
Education
21 Feb 2024 London, England, United Kingdom

Togetherhood

$4M16 Feb 2024 New York, New York, United States

Metalbook

Manufacturing
Marketplace
Online Portals
Precious Metals
Product Design
Supply Chain Management
$16M15 Feb 2024 Delhi, Delhi, India

LogShare

Collaboration
GreenTech
Logistics
Shipping
Supply Chain Management
12 Feb 2024 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Tings

E-Commerce
Recycling
$1M30 Jan 2024 Oslo, Norway

BirdWatch

Building Maintenance
Home Services
Property Management
$3M24 Jan 2024 Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Incognia

Biometrics
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Identity Management
Information Technology
Location Based Services
Mobile Apps
Privacy
Software
$31M17 Jan 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States
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