Global Founders Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Oliver Samwer

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Total investments 528
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 376
Rounds per year 66.00
Lead investments 108
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits 33
Key employees 21
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • 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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Opontia

Brand Marketing
E-Commerce
Retail
$21M08 Dec 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clara

Legal
Legal Tech
Venture Capital
$70M06 Dec 2021 Mexico City, Mexico

Beije

Personal Health
Wellness
Women's
$600K03 Dec 2021 Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Velvt

Information Technology
Venture Capital
$3M01 Dec 2021 Miami, Florida, United States

Upway

$5M29 Nov 2021 Gennevilliers, Ile-de-France, France

everstox

Logistics
Warehousing
$23M25 Nov 2021 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

TruePay

Financial Services
$32M23 Nov 2021 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Slope

Debt Collections
Finance
Financial Services
$8M22 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Deskimo

Coworking
Rental Property
Software
$3M16 Nov 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
News
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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