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Fontinalis Partners

Founders Chris Cheever Chris Thomas Mark Schulz Ralph Booth William Clay Ford Jr.

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Total investments 99
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$26M
Portfolio companies 62
Rounds per year 7.07
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 16
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Transportation
  • Robotics
  • Automotive
Summary

In 2009 was created Fontinalis Partners, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Detroit.

The fund was created by Chris Cheever, Chris Thomas, Mark Schulz, Ralph Booth, William Clay Ford, Jr.. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Fontinalis Partners, startups are often financed by Techstars, Techstars Mobility Accelerator, Right Side Capital Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Right Side Capital Management, Verizon Ventures, Ted Serbinski. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Expansion Venture Capital, Samsung NEXT, Plug and Play.

The typical startup value when the investment from Fontinalis Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Comparing to the other companies, this Fontinalis Partners performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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 most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lyft, Ike, Humatics. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Robotics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mitra Chem

Battery
Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
$40M16 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Verity Studios

Drones
Robotics
$11M11 Jul 2023 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

ChipFlow

Electronics
Manufacturing
PaaS
Semiconductor
$1M06 Jul 2023 Cambridge, Nebraska, United States

Carputty

Automotive
Consumer
Financial Services
FinTech
$12M06 Dec 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Hgen

Manufacturing
$2M26 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

VulcanForms

$355M05 Jul 2022 -

Chain.io

Data Integration
Developer APIs
Logistics
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Supply Chain Management
$11M15 Jun 2022 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Vecna Robotics

Logistics
Robotics
Supply Chain Management
$65M26 Jan 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Sibros

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Embedded Systems
Software
$70M25 Jan 2022 San Jose, California, United States

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Total investments 99
Average round size 26M
Rounds per year 7.07
Peak activity year 2016
Lead investments 12
Follow on index 0.36
Exits 16
Group Appearance index 0.94

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mitra Chem

Battery
Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
$40M16 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Verity Studios

Drones
Robotics
$11M11 Jul 2023 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

ChipFlow

Electronics
Manufacturing
PaaS
Semiconductor
$1M06 Jul 2023 Cambridge, Nebraska, United States

Carputty

Automotive
Consumer
Financial Services
FinTech
$12M06 Dec 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Hgen

Manufacturing
$2M26 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

VulcanForms

$355M05 Jul 2022 -

Chain.io

Data Integration
Developer APIs
Logistics
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Supply Chain Management
$11M15 Jun 2022 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Vecna Robotics

Logistics
Robotics
Supply Chain Management
$65M26 Jan 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Sibros

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Embedded Systems
Software
$70M25 Jan 2022 San Jose, California, United States
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