Greenspring Associates

Greenspring Associates

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Headquarters Location

United States, Owings Mills


Greenspring Associates was established in 2000, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Owings Mills. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Along with Greenspring Associates, start-ups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Scale Venture Partners, OpenView Venture Partners as well as 161 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are, Cross Creek, OpenView Venture Partners and also 102 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Silicon Valley Bank, OpenView Venture Partners, Domain Associates, and 78 VCs in total.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Alibaba, Intarcia Therapeutics, Zayo. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. 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 5 other locations. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Enterprise Software, Health Care. In addition, there are 103 more industries where it has achieved success.

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

The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2015. In comparison with other funds, Greenspring Associates makes 18 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. This fund was the most active in 2019. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 7 percentage points more exits than other funds. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Greenspring Associates is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

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_initial last, first

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

100.0% of cases

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

12.4% 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 years

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

0.65 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]


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