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Foundation Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bill Elmore Kathryn Gould

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Total investments 699
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$20M
Portfolio companies 372
Rounds per year 24.96
Lead investments 118
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.46
Exits 139
Key employees 15
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
Summary

Foundation Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1995. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Foundation Capital, startups are often financed by Mayfield Fund, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Slow Ventures, Intel Capital, Granite Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sigma Partners.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Lending Club, Graphcore. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Security, Analytics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Foundation Capital works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The typical startup value when the investment from Foundation Capital is more than 1 billion dollars.

The fund was created by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould. Besides them, we counted 15 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

iLife

Insurance
InsurTech
Sales Automation
$17M19 Jan 2023 Irvine, California, United States

Chord

CRM
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
SaaS
Software
$15M18 Jan 2023 New York, New York, United States

Coefficient

$18M10 Nov 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States

Lama AI

Banking
Commercial Lending
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
Payments
$9M27 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States

Jasper

Advertising
Artificial Intelligence
Content
$125M18 Oct 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Northstar

Employee Benefits
Financial Services
FinTech
Human Resources
$24M13 Oct 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Regie

Artificial Intelligence
Business Information Systems
Information Technology
Marketing
$10M29 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Fortanix

Computer
Cyber Security
SaaS
Security
$90M12 Sep 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

Arize AI

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$38M08 Sep 2022 Berkeley, California, United States
News
SafelyYou Closes $19.5M Series A Funding Round

– SafelyYou from San Francisco provides artificial intelligence-enabled fall detection and prevention for dementia care.
– Series A $19.5m round was led by Eclipse Ventures with participation from Founders Fund, as well as existing investors DCVC, Foundation Capital, TSQ Advisors, Pathbreaker Ventures, The House Fund, Swift Ventures, Pacific Health Ventures, Anorak Ventures, and 7Percent Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the business.

SafelyYou Closes $19.5M Series A Funding Round

– SafelyYou from San Francisco provides artificial intelligence-enabled fall detection and prevention for dementia care.
– Series A $19.5m round was led by Eclipse Ventures with participation from Founders Fund, as well as existing investors DCVC, Foundation Capital, TSQ Advisors, Pathbreaker Ventures, The House Fund, Swift Ventures, Pacific Health Ventures, Anorak Ventures, and 7Percent Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the business.

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