Franklin Square Group

Franklin Square Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, Washington


Franklin Square Group is a well known and established Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2008. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Washington. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Among the most popular portfolio start-up of the fund, is Zeta Interactive. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Marketing, Advertising. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there is 1 more area of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year. At the time of investment by Franklin Square Group, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

The fund was created by Matt Tanielian.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2 others. Along with Franklin Square Group, start-ups are often financed by Madison Capital Funding, GCP Capital Partners. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds is GSO Capital Partners. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by GSO Capital Partners, PNC Bank, GPI Capital.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not 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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last

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

100.0% of cases

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


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

3.4 years

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

0.83 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Madison Capital Funding, GCP Capital Partners

Funds Investing Together

GSO Capital Partners

Funds Investing in Following

GSO Capital Partners, PNC Bank, GPI Capital

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