Gradient Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Anna Patterson Zachary Bratun-Glennon


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Total investments 92
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 74
Rounds per year 23.00
Lead investments 31
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet

In 2017 was created Gradient Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. Gradient Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Mountain View.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AllyO, Mojo Vision, Sapling. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Artificial Intelligence. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The real fund results show that this VC is 39 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Gradient Ventures the average startup value is 5-10 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Gradient Ventures performs on 26 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The current fund was established by Anna Patterson, Kelsey Taylor, Zachary Bratun-Glennon. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Gradient Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, Real Ventures, SOSV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are First Round Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Plug and Play, Y Combinator, Work-Bench.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Product Design
Quality Assurance
$30M08 Sep 2021 California, United States


Social Media
$3M21 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


Content Discovery
Enterprise Software
Product Design
Unified Communications
Virtual Desktop
$50M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$15M14 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Developer APIs
Fraud Detection
$34M07 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$2M29 Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Vault Platform

Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Virtual Workforce
$8M07 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Enterprise Software
Product Management
Productivity Tools
$4M26 May 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States


Financial Services
$20M12 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
UnitQ raises $30M in Accel-led round to help companies improve product quality

– Burlingame, California-based startup using a data-driven approach to product quality, unitQ, raised $30m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Accel.
– Existing backers Creandum — the early-stage Swedish fund which also backed Shopify — and Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, also put money in the round
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts.

Norby raises $3.8M for an all-in-one creator marketing platform

– Norby, a full-stack marketing platform, raised $3.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Gradient Ventures and joined by Google’s venture AI-focused fund, Bungalow Capital, BBG Ventures, Charge VC and Notation.
– The company plans to use the funds to grow its team and scale its full-stack marketing platform to new heights.
– Norby is ideal for small brands and solo entrepreneurs, and most of its customers run less than 10-person operations.


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