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Gradient Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Anna Patterson Zachary Bratun-Glennon


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Total investments 176
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 114
Rounds per year 29.33
Lead investments 42
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
  • Information Technology

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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$11M12 Jan 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

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$11M16 Dec 2022 New York, New York, United States

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$4M15 Nov 2022 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


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$9M14 Nov 2022 California City, California, United States

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$33M24 Oct 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


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$45M11 Oct 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Employee Benefits
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$6M19 Sep 2022 Mexico City, Mexico
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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