Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York

About

Goldman Sachs is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 1869. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in New York. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 21 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. At the time of investment by Goldman Sachs, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. Goldman Sachs participates, on average, in 2 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. The fund usually participates in 25-48 investment rounds per year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2000. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

We also identified another 22 core personnel in our database.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified FinTech, Financial Services. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 200 more industries for this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 24 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Alibaba, Uber, ByteDance are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Goldman Sachs, start-ups are typically funded by Salesforce Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital and 464 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Walden International, Temasek Holdings, Spectrum Equity, overall with 444 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Founders Fund, Meritech Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management, out of 252 investors from our database.

Year Founded

1869

Fund Activity

Operative

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: gs.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first last, first '0' last, first_initial last, last first_initial

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

93.8% of cases

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

4-6

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

15.5% of cases

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

x10.3

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

4.4 years

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

0.8 out of 1

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

67

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

10

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

1

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

22

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