Global Founders Capital

Founded 2013
Founders Oliver Samwer

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Total investments 422
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 380
Rounds per year 52.75
Lead investments 108
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits 41
Key employees 21
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • FinTech
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 2013 was created Global Founders Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Global Founders Capital, startups are often financed by Rocket Internet, LocalGlobe, Index Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kima Ventures, FundersClub, Felicis Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, LocalGlobe, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

The fund was created by Oliver Samwer. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical startup value when the investment from Global Founders Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Opposing the other organizations, this Global Founders Capital works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack Technologies We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Finance, Internet. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Prospa

Apps
Banking
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Small and Medium Businesses
1
$3M08 Sep 2021 Nigeria, Lagos

Truck It In

Freight Service
Logistics
1
$3M07 Sep 2021 Pakistan, Karachi

Morada Uno

Commercial Real Estate
Property Management
Real Estate
1
$2M01 Sep 2021 Mexico, Mexico City

hala

Insurance
1
$5M29 Aug 2021 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Shares

Financial Services
1
$10M25 Aug 2021 France, Paris

Bazaar Technologies

B2B
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
1
$30M24 Aug 2021 Pakistan, Karachi

Pry Financials

1
$4M23 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

XREX Inc.

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
1
$17M21 Aug 2021 Taiwan, New Taipei

Pulsar

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Productivity Tools
1
$3M20 Aug 2021
News
Global Founders Capital leads $9.3M investment into Awning, a real estate brokerage for individual investors

– Awning, a real estate brokerage startup, raised $9.3m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Global Founders Capital and joined by MassMutual Ventures, and several strategic angel investors.
– The company plans to use the capital to expand its portfolio of single-family rental homes in new markets.

MODIFI Valuation Increases to $120M as Global Fintech Company Raises $24M in Equity

– MODIFI announced $24M in funding, which brings its valuation to more than $120M.
– The round was led by Heliad Equity Partners with a co-investment from Neva SGR, the venture capital investment vehicle of Italy’s leading banking group Intesa San Paolo.
– Existing investors also participated significantly, including Global Founders Capital, Maersk Growth, and Picus Capital.
– The funds will be used to grow MODIFI’s digital trade finance platform for SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) into a global trade management hub.

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