Founders Circle Capital

Founded 2012
Founders Chris Albinson Ken Loveless Mark Dempster Mike Jung

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Total investments 40
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$66M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 4.44
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.33
Exits 15
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
Summary

Founders Circle Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Founders Circle Capital, startups are often financed by Atlas Venture, .406 Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Accomplice, Shasta Ventures, SharesPost Investment Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SharesPost Investment Management, Salesforce Ventures, Wellington Management.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DocuSign, AppDynamics, Twilio. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Cyber Security.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 62 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Founders Circle Capital performs on 13 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Founders Circle Capital the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The current fund was established by Chris Albinson, Ken Loveless, Mike Jung. The overall number of key employees were 3.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

SonderMind

Health Care
Marketplace
mHealth
Software
Therapeutics
Wellness
1
$150M28 Jul 2021 United States, Denver

Thumbtack

Internet
Marketplace
Professional Services
Service Industry
1
$275M15 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Next Insurance

Commercial Insurance
Finance
Insurance
InsurTech
Small and Medium Businesses
1
$250M01 Apr 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Mobile Premier League

eSports
Gaming
iOS
Sports
1
$95M04 Feb 2021 India, Bengaluru

Databricks

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
SaaS
Software
1
$1B01 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

Molekule

Health Care
Product Design
Wellness
1
$58M25 Feb 2020 United States, San Francisco

Sun Basket

Cooking
Delivery
E-Commerce
Organic Food
1
$30M21 May 2019 United States, San Francisco

Sonatype

Cyber Security
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Open Source
Software
1
$80M07 Sep 2018 United States, " United States"}

Skillz

Developer Platform
eSports
Gaming
Marketplace
Media and Entertainment
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Software
Sports
Video Games
1
$16M13 Dec 2017 United States, San Francisco
News
Mobile Premier League Raises Series E Financing; Valued at $2.3 Billion

– Mobile Premier League, the Asian largest esports and skill gaming platform, raised its Series E round of financing at a pre-money valuation of $2.3b.
– The round was led by Legatum Capital with participation from existing investors Sequoia, SIG, RTP Global, Go-Ventures, Moore Strategic Ventures, Play Ventures, Base Partners, Telstra Ventures, and Founders Circle Capital.
– The new investment will be used to finance the company’s global expansion and invest in its technology.

SonderMind Raises $150M in Series C Funding

– SonderMind Inc. from Denver, CO develops behavioral health technology to improve mental health clinical outcomes.
– Company closed $150m Series C financing.
– The round was co-led by new investors Drive Capital and Premji Invest with participation from General Catalyst, Partners Group, Smash Ventures, Kickstart Fund, F-Prime Capital, Founders Circle Capital, Zoma Foundation and FCA Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into all 50 states.

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