GFR Fund

Founded 2016

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Total investments 16
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 3.20
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Video Games
  • Machine Learning
  • Online Games
  • Virtual Reality
Summary

The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Phiar Technologies, Inc., Apprentice.io, VRChat. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Digital Media, Wearables. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the GFR Fund, startups are often financed by Sterling.VC, Rothenberg Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, The Venture Reality Fund, Quest Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Quest Venture Partners, Peak State Ventures, M13.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

VRChat

Messaging
Social
Virtual Reality
1
$80M28 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Simplified

Apps
B2B
Collaboration
Marketing
SaaS
Software
1
$2M03 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Infinite Objects

Consumer Electronics
E-Commerce
Video
1
$6M27 May 2021 United States, New York

Hiber

Online Games
Social Network
Video Games
1
$1M20 Apr 2021 Sweden, Gothenburg

Omeda Studios

1
$2M09 Mar 2021 United Kingdom, London

Pocket Worlds

Gamification
Gaming
Internet
Video Games
1
$7M28 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Stakester

Gaming
Information Technology
Online Games
Software
Video Games
1
$3M01 Sep 2020 United Kingdom, London

Hiber

Online Games
Social Network
Video Games
1
$2M20 Aug 2020 Sweden, Gothenburg

Fable Studio

Digital Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
Virtual Reality
n/a
20 Mar 2020 United States, San Francisco
News
Simplified Raises $2.2M in Funding

– Simplified is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of marketing-focused design software.
– Company raised $2.2m in funding.
– Backers included Craft Ventures, Form Capital, GFR Fund, Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg, Manik Gupta, Pelican Ventures’ Ajay Yadav, 8Bit Capital, Early Grey Capital, MyAsia VC and others.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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