Founder Collective

Founded 2009
Founders Andy Palmer Anthony Goldbloom Bill Trenchard Caterina Fake Chris Dixon David Frankel Elliot Cohen Eric Paley Jack Groetzinger James Tamplin Micah Rosenbloom Nadia Boujarwah Noah Glass Noah Jessop Parul Singh Raj De Datta Zach Klein

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Total investments 336
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 304
Rounds per year 28.00
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 108
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
Summary

Founder Collective appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Andy Palmer, Bill Trenchard, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, David Frankel, Eric Paley, Jack Groetzinger, James Tamplin, Micah Rosenbloom, Noah Jessop, Parul Singh, Raj De Datta, Zach Klein. We also calculated 8 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Founder Collective works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Founder Collective is 10-50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2010. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. 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. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coupang, Buzzfeed, Desktop Metal. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Advertising.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Founder Collective, startups are often financed by BoxGroup, Paul Sethi, NYC Seed. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NYC Seed, Lowercase Capital, Accomplice. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Index Ventures, Foundry Group, Founders Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tropic

Marketing
Procurement
SaaS
Software
1
$25M16 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Front of the Pack

1
$10M14 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

Vitally

Analytics
B2B
Internet
SaaS
Software
1
$9M24 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Pairtree

Facilities Support Services
Family
Information Technology
1
$2M23 Jun 2021 United States, Seattle

Motorway

Automotive
Consumer Reviews
E-Commerce
Electric Vehicle
Marketplace
Price Comparison
1
$65M14 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London

Butlr

Artificial Intelligence
Data Visualization
Information Technology
Internet
Internet of Things
Retail Technology
Smart Home
Software
1
$7M03 May 2021 United States, Redwood City

Gigasheet

Cyber Security
SaaS
1
22 Apr 2021 United States, Leesburg

Zolve

Banking
Financial Services
1
$15M17 Feb 2021 India, Bengaluru

Knapsack

Collaboration
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Product Design
SaaS
Software
UX Design
1
$2M19 Jan 2021 United States, Portland
News
Toolio bags $8M in new funding to keep your retail shop fully stocked with the right products

– Toolio, a cloud-based merchandising and inventory planning software, raised $8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Jump Capital and joined by Rho Capital’s Ignition Fund and existing investors like Founder Collective, Notation Capital and Max Ventures.
– The latest funding gives Toolio a total of $10.3m raised since the company was founded in 2019.

The Vendry Raises $6.5M in Seed Funding

– The Vendry is a NYC-based marketplace and professional community for corporate event planners.
– The company closed a $6.5m seed funding round.
– The round was led by Peter Boyce, Founder of Stellation Capital, with participation from Founder Collective, Primary Ventures, WGI Group, Leadout Capital, Operator Partners, Brilliant Friends, Howard Lerman, Brian Distelburger, Jason Harinstein, Geoff Yang, and Ed Zimmerman.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its product and engineering teams in order to invest in new platform developments.

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