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Fuel Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Brad Silverberg Chris Howard


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Total investments 129
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 91
Rounds per year 14.33
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce

Fuel Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Flexport, Convoy, Mesosphere. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Enterprise Software. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Fuel Capital works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from Fuel Capital the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

This organization was formed by Brad Silverberg, Chris Howard. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 partakers. Despite the Fuel Capital, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, FundersClub, Andreessen Horowitz. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Liquid 2 Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, GV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, GV, Andreessen Horowitz.

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Notable deals

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Artificial Intelligence
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$10M22 Nov 2022 New York, New York, United States


Retail Technology
$5M26 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

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$4M21 Sep 2022 Irvine, California, United States


$15M23 Jun 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States


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Productivity Tools
$3M23 Feb 2022 Oakland, California, United States


Financial Services
01 Feb 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Enterprise Applications
Human Resources
Information Technology
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$175M19 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
$2M12 Oct 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States
Dogdrop Announces $2.9M in Funding to Scale New Franchising Model

– Dogdrop, a Los Angeles-based dog care startup, announces $2.9M in funding to scale convenient, tech-enabled dog care locations across the U.S.
– The latest funding was led by Fuel Capital with participation from Muse Capital, Animal Capital, Gaingels, The Helm and leaders in pet care including Mars PetCare and Garrett Smallwood, CEO of Wag!
– Dogdrop is also announcing the launch of their new franchise operations to meet the dramatic rise in demand for dog care services.
– Dogdrop provides convenient and flexible dog care inspired by a new generation of dog parents who want a better quality alternative that fits their lifestyle.

ConductorOne raises $5M in seed round led by Accel to automate your access requests

– ConductorOne is a startup that helps companies manage cloud app permissions.
– The company raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Accel and joined by Fuel Capital, Fathom Capital and Active Capital.


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