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Forerunner Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Kirsten Green


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Total investments 214
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 120
Rounds per year 14.27
Lead investments 31
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Exits 22
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
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Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Fashion
  • Health Care
  • Internet

Forerunner Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

This Forerunner Ventures works on 17 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Forerunner Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The current fund was established by Kirsten Green. The overall number of key employees were 8.

The fund has 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. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight, Chime, Glossier. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Internet.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Forerunner Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, General Catalyst, Felicis Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Thrive Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures, Bullish.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Travel Agency
$13M11 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States

Eclipse Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$40M28 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$350M14 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
$15M13 Jun 2022 -

Arrived Homes

Financial Services
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
Rental Property
$25M17 May 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


Health Care
$37M12 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States


Information Technology
$50M11 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Health Care
Mobile Apps
06 Apr 2022 Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Health Care
Information Services
27 Mar 2022 Los Gatos, California, United States
Humane Raises $100M in Series B Funding

– Humane, Inc. from San Francisco develops personal technology for the intelligence age.
– Company raised $100m in Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Tiger Global Management with participation from SoftBank Group, BOND, Forerunner Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Sam Altman, Lachy Groom, Kindred Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Valia Ventures, NEXT VENTŪRES, Plexo Capital and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling operations.

Glossier Inc. Raises $80 Million

– Glossier Inc. announced that it has raised $80m in Series E funding.
Lone Pine Capital led the round, along with participation from existing investors Forerunner Ventures, Index Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, and Thrive Capital.
– The fully direct to consumer business will continue to scale its online and offline channels globally as it builds the world’s #1 destination for beauty discovery.
– Glossier was founded in 2014 and is on a mission to inspire everyone to find joy and confidence in their personal beauty style.
– The company has more than 5m customers globally and has become a household name across generations, especially with Gen Z and Millennials; two out of every five women between the ages of 18 and 34 in the United States have heard of Glossier.


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