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Francisco Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Sandy Robertson


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Total investments 91
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 71
Rounds per year 3.79
Lead investments 39
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 33
Key employees 30
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Cloud Computing
  • SaaS

Francisco Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 1999. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from Francisco Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. This Francisco Partners works on 7 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Francisco Partners, startups are often financed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Viola Ventures, Anthemis Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Viola Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Menlo Ventures, Kinnevik AB, Focus Ventures.

The current fund was established by Sandy Robertson. The overall number of key employees were 30.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline LegalZoom, Barracuda Networks, Aconex Limited Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, E-Commerce. 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 exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Point of Sale
$119M01 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States


Digital Marketing
Marketing Automation
18 Oct 2022 Burlington, Massachusetts, United States


Service Industry
01 Oct 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States


Information Technology
$60M08 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
06 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

Terran Orbital

Machinery Manufacturing
Satellite Communication
$175M28 Mar 2022 Irvine, California, United States

Veson Nautical

Trading Platform
17 Mar 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$57M10 Feb 2022 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Consumer Electronics
Enterprise Software
$100M08 Dec 2021 California, Maryland, United States
Zocdoc Announces $150 Million in Growth Financing from Francisco Partners

– Zocdoc announced $150m in growth financing from Francisco Partners.
– This follows a momentous year for the company, characterized by a successful transition to a profitable variable revenue model which has led to accelerating growth.
– Zocdoc grew revenue by more than 35% year-over-year before the pandemic, and had year-over-year growth in 2020 despite COVID-19’s disruption.
– The company will use the capital to further propel its rapid growth, deepening its investments in sales and marketing, and expanding the products available through its platform.
– Zocdoc has long been the leader in online scheduling for in-person doctors’ appointments. However, as the pandemic dramatically accelerated the adoption of telehealth, Zocdoc rapidly adapted its marketplace.


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