Franklin Templeton Investments

Founded 1947


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Total investments 97
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 106
Rounds per year 1.31
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 27
Key employees 15
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • Biotechnology

Franklin Templeton Investments appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1947. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Mateo.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Franklin Templeton Investments works on 0 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Franklin Templeton Investments is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Besides them, we counted 30 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Franklin Templeton Investments, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are T. Rowe Price, RA Capital Management, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP).

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Tanium, Lime, Allogene Therapeutics. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Productivity Tools
$31M18 Aug 2021 Burlingame, California, United States


Call Center
Cloud Computing
Customer Service
$230M12 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

CCC Information Services

Service Industry
$150M02 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Redwood Materials

Advanced Materials
Building Material
Information Technology
Renewable Energy
$700M28 Jul 2021 Carson City, Nevada, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Information Technology
Service Industry
$71M27 Jul 2021 California, United States

Lucid Motors

Autonomous Vehicles
Electric Vehicle
$4B26 Jul 2021 California, United States

Sunlight Financial

Financial Services
Renewable Energy
$250M12 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$600M08 Jul 2021 Norway, Nordland, Norway


Cloud Computing
Document Management
$140M02 Jul 2021 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Databricks expands its data lake analytics with $1.6B funding

– Databricks, a big data analytics software provider, announced that it raised $1.6 billion in a series H financing round led by Counterpoint Global, with participation from BNY Mellon and ClearBridge.
Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Management & Research, and Franklin Templeton also contributed, bringing the company’s total raised to $3.5 billion at a $38 billion post-money valuation.
– Cofounder and CEO Ali Ghodsi says that the capital will be used to support Databricks’ product development, customer adoption, and the evangelization of “data lakehouse.”
– Data lakehouses — a term that came into vogue in 2020 — are data management architectures that combine data lakes, which store structured and unstructured data, with data warehouses, which perform queries and analysis.


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