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Global Catalyst Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Arthur Schneiderman Kamran Elahian Koji Osawa


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Total investments 54
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 2.25
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • Telecommunications

In 1999 was created Global Catalyst Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Redwood Shores. The company was established in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Arthur Schneiderman, Kamran Elahian, Koji Osawa. The overall number of key employees were 3.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Telecommunications, Enterprise Software. 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 Soundhound, GROOVE X, Raksul. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2010. When the investment is from Global Catalyst Partners the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Global Catalyst Partners performs on 13 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2006.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Global Catalyst Partners, startups are often financed by Walden International, Sequoia Capital, Venrock. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venrock, New Enterprise Associates, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Venrock.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Enterprise Software
$12M20 Oct 2021 Oakland, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
$40M04 Dec 2017 Chiyoda, Japan


Consumer Electronics
$12M04 Oct 2016 Japan, Chiyoda

E-Commerce Platforms
$20M03 Aug 2016 Chiyoda, Japan


Big Data
$4M20 Jul 2016 Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Consumer Electronics
$2M07 Jan 2016 Japan, Chiyoda


Big Data
$1M27 Feb 2015 Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


E-Commerce Platforms
$33M17 Feb 2015 Chiyoda, Japan


$1M26 Dec 2014 Guangdong Province


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