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General Atlantic

General Atlantic

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


General Atlantic is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1980. The primary office of this VC is located in New York. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

We also identified another 26 core personnel in our database.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from General Atlantic is more than 1 billion dollars. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. General Atlantic participates, on average, in 4 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 31 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Alibaba, Ant Financial, Uber. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 143 more areas of investment. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 18 other countries.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides General Atlantic, start-ups are typically funded by Accel, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and 173 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, the total number of co-investors is 97. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by SoftBank Investment Advisers, New Enterprise Associates, Morgan Stanley, out of 55 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

88.9% 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]

10.6% 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]

7.5 years

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

0.45 out of 1

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


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Funds Investing in Previous

Accel, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures

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