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Global Founders Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Oliver Samwer


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Total investments 921
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 606
Rounds per year 92.10
Lead investments 108
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 42
Key employees 21
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$2M18 Jan 2023 New York, New York, United States

Bamboo Debt Capital Markets Platform

Financial Services
Information Technology
Legal Tech
$4M17 Jan 2023 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Welcome Homes

Real Estate
$29M12 Jan 2023 New York, New York, United States


Digital Marketing
$5M07 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$5M30 Nov 2022 Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Vacation Rental
$17M17 Nov 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Home Renovation
$2M11 Nov 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India

Information Technology
Life Science
$5M09 Nov 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Service Industry
$7M26 Oct 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Greece’s Pop Market, another dark store grocery delivery startup, gets $3.5M

– Greek startup Pop Market raised €3.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Global Founders Capital and 468 Capital.
– The company is a dark store-based on-demand grocery delivery service.

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.


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