Forerunner Ventures

Founded 2007
Founders Kirsten Green

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Total investments 145
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 101
Rounds per year 10.36
Lead investments 24
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.41
Exits 20
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

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

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 Jet.com, 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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Humane

Consumer Electronics
Electronics
Hardware
Software
1
$100M01 Sep 2021 United States, San Francisco

Clay

Computer
Contact Management
CRM
iOS
Product Design
Productivity Tools
Social CRM
Social Media
Software
1
$8M30 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Moment House

Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
1
$12M26 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Calibrate

Health Care
Personal Health
Wellness
1
$100M25 Aug 2021 United States, New York

MakerSights

Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Retail Technology
Software
1
$25M04 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Revel

Association
Communities
Marketplace
Women's
1
$3M02 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Lolli

Apps
Bitcoin
Consumer
Cryptocurrency
E-Commerce
FinTech
Internet
1
$10M28 Jul 2021 United States, New York

Dutch

Health Care
Pet
Veterinary
Wellness
1
$5M02 Jul 2021

nate

Apps
Consumer Software
E-Commerce
Mobile Apps
Shopping
Transaction Processing
1
$38M17 Jun 2021 United States, New York
News
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. Read more
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 pers... Read more

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