Foundation Capital

Founded 1995
Founders Bill Elmore Kathryn Gould

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Total investments 601
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$19M
Portfolio companies 269
Rounds per year 11.69
Lead investments 105
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.44
Exits 119
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Venture Capital
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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Branch Insurance

Auto Insurance
Insurance
InsurTech
Property Insurance
Early Stage Venture
50M09 Jun 2021 United States, Columbus

Kudos

Enterprise Software
Human Resources
SaaS
Social Network
Seed
2M01 Jun 2021 Canada, Calgary

Addi

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Early Stage Venture
35M26 May 2021 Colombia, Buenaventura

iLife

Insurance
InsurTech
Sales Automation
Seed
4M21 May 2021
United States, Irvine

Lili

Apps
Banking
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Other Commercial Banks
Software
Early Stage Venture
55M11 May 2021 United States, New York

Genies

Internet
Media and Entertainment
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Early Stage Venture
65M03 May 2021 United States, Venice

Keeper Tax

Accounting
Apps
Financial Services
FinTech
Personal Finance
Early Stage Venture
13M29 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco

Current

Banking
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Late Stage Venture
220M27 Apr 2021 United States, New York

Era Software

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Early Stage Venture
15M20 Apr 2021 United States, Seattle
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. Read more
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. Read more

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