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Generation Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 32
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 5.33
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Generation Ventures, startups are often financed by Nesta Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Earlybird Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Benhamou Global Ventures, Sway Ventures, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Benhamou Global Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, Sway Ventures.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This Generation Ventures works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2017.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Pharmaceutical. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Light Blue Optics, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, RANK Software The fund has no specific favorite in a number of 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


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
$47M28 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Blue J Legal

Artificial Intelligence
Legal Tech
Machine Learning
Professional Services
$9M11 Aug 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$18M12 Jul 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Big Data
Cloud Data Services
Internet of Things
$10M06 Oct 2020 London, England, United Kingdom


Higher Education
Professional Networking
$1M01 Sep 2020 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$1M20 Aug 2020 Canada, Ontario

RANK Software

Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Network Security
$1M02 Oct 2019 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Application Performance Management
Business Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Mobile Apps
Service Industry
$9M16 Aug 2019 Canada, Ontario


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$2M10 Apr 2019 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
AI-powered disinformation detection platform Blackbird nabs $10M

– Blackbird.AI, an AI-powered platform designed to combat disinformation, announced that it closed a $10 million series A funding round led by Dorilton Ventures with participation from NetX, Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, and individual angel investors.
– The proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised to $11.87 million, will be used to support ramp-ups in hiring and product lines and launch new features and capabilities for corporate and national security customers, according to cofounder and CEO Wasim Khaled.
– The cost of disinformation and digital manipulation threats to organizations and governments is estimated to be $78 billion annually, the University of Baltimore and Cheq Cybersecurity found in a report.

Blackbird.AI Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Blackbird.AI is a NYC-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform.
– The company closed a $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke. Existing investor NetX also participated.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.


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