Foundation Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bill Elmore Kathryn Gould

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Total investments 642
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$20M
Portfolio companies 346
Rounds per year 23.78
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

Alto Solutions

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Personal Finance
$40M05 Jan 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Turing.com

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Platform
Freelance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Recruiting
Software
Software Engineering
$87M20 Dec 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Nowports

Air Transportation
Artificial Intelligence
Logistics
Marine Transportation
Software
Transportation
$60M16 Dec 2021 Mexico, Nuevo León, Mexico

Ikigai Labs

Data Integration
Information Technology
$13M09 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Easol

Leisure
Software
Travel
$25M08 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Anyscale

Developer Platform
Information Technology
Internet
Open Source
Software
$100M07 Dec 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Platzi

Education
Edutainment
Recruiting
Training
$62M06 Dec 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Inspectify

$11M15 Nov 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Loft Orbital

Aerospace
Satellite Communication
$140M07 Nov 2021 San Francisco, 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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