Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Global Founders Capital was established in 2013, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco. The fund is located in United States, North America.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Finance, Internet. In addition, there are 49 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 22 other locations. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack Technologies are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Besides Global Founders Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Rocket Internet, LocalGlobe, Index Ventures and 172 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Kima Ventures, FundersClub, Felicis Ventures, overall with 221 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Sequoia Capital, LocalGlobe, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, as well as 129 other investors.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Global Founders Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. Global Founders Capital is involved in 20 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 9 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations.

The fund was created by Oliver Samwer. Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

99.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

25.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

6.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.33 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Rocket Internet, LocalGlobe, Index Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Kima Ventures, FundersClub, Felicis Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Sequoia Capital, LocalGlobe, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

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