Foundry Group

Foundry Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boulder

About

Foundry Group was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Boulder. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 3 other countries. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Software, Enterprise Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 51 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. Zynga, SendGrid, AvidXchange are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

The fund was created by Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Ryan McIntyre, Seth Levine. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Foundry Group, start-ups are typically funded by Battery Ventures, Spark Capital, RRE Ventures and 179 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with SK Ventures, FG Angels, Costanoa Ventures, overall with 151 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Intel Capital, Golden Ventures, Battery Ventures, out of 104 investors from our database.

The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 32 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. At the time of investment by Foundry Group, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2015. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In comparison with other funds, Foundry Group makes 12 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

Year Founded

2006

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: foundrygroup.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

96.9% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

13-24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

37.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x7

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.7 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.2 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.38 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

5

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Battery Ventures, Spark Capital, RRE Ventures

Funds Investing Together

SK Ventures, FG Angels, Costanoa Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Intel Capital, Golden Ventures, Battery Ventures

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