GE Capital

GE Capital

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Headquarters Location

Canada, Ottawa


GE Capital was established in 1932, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Ottawa. This investor is located in North America, Canada. GE Capital is a CVC subsidiary of a larger organisation.

The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries. NetScreen Technologies, View, CardioDx are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Biotechnology, E-Commerce. In addition, there are 36 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Aside from GE Capital, start-ups are often funded by Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, New Enterprise Associates and 57 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Pappas Ventures and also 47 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by OrbiMed, Walden International, Prolog Ventures, as well as 49 other investors.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2003. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. This fund was the most active in 2000. GE Capital participates, on average, in 22 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. At the time of investment by GE Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 1 percentage points more exits than other funds.

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 '.' last, first last, first_initial last, last, first_initial '.' last

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

95.1% of cases

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


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

5.1% of cases

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


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

1.6 years

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

0.27 out of 1

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


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, New Enterprise Associates

Funds Investing in Following

OrbiMed, Walden International, Prolog Ventures

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