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Foundation Capital

Founders Bill Elmore Kathryn Gould

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Total investments 729
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$20M
Portfolio companies 389
Rounds per year 25.14
Lead investments 124
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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

Cube Group

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Trading Platform
$12M29 Jan 2024 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Anomalo

Information Technology
Software
$33M23 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Syndetic

Analytics
Information Technology
Software
$3M16 Jan 2024 New York, New York, United States

Cube Group

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Trading Platform
$9M24 Oct 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Canopy

$15M10 Oct 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Forward Kitchens

Food Delivery
Restaurants
$10M15 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Ikigai Labs

Data Integration
Information Technology
$25M24 Aug 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Kombai

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Tools
Web Apps
Web Development
$4M23 Aug 2023 Pune, Maharashtra, India

ZetaChain

Blockchain
Software
$27M16 Aug 2023 Us, Picardie, France
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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Total investments 729
Average round size 20M
Rounds per year 25.14
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 124
Follow on index 0.46
Exits 139
Group Appearance index 0.89

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cube Group

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Trading Platform
$12M29 Jan 2024 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Anomalo

Information Technology
Software
$33M23 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

Syndetic

Analytics
Information Technology
Software
$3M16 Jan 2024 New York, New York, United States

Cube Group

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Trading Platform
$9M24 Oct 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Canopy

$15M10 Oct 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Forward Kitchens

Food Delivery
Restaurants
$10M15 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Ikigai Labs

Data Integration
Information Technology
$25M24 Aug 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Kombai

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Tools
Web Apps
Web Development
$4M23 Aug 2023 Pune, Maharashtra, India

ZetaChain

Blockchain
Software
$27M16 Aug 2023 Us, Picardie, France
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