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Grok Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital

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Total investments 36
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$46M
Portfolio companies 23
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 1
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Areas of investment

  • Renewable Energy
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Internet
Summary

The main office of represented VC is situated in the Surry Hills. The company was established in Australia.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Cyber Security, Enterprise Software. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zoox, Cog, August Robotics. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Grok Ventures, startups are often financed by Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Index Ventures, Felicis Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Skip Capital, AirTree Ventures, Sapphire Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Skip Capital, AirTree Ventures, TDM Growth Partners.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Grok Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sun Cable

Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
Solar
$153M14 Mar 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Antora Energy

Energy
$50M16 Feb 2022 -

MILKRUN

Delivery
Delivery Service
Grocery
$54M20 Jan 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fleet Space Technologies

Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
$26M16 Nov 2021 Australia, Western Australia, Australia

Zoomo

Delivery
Electric Vehicle
Internet
Logistics
Subscription Service
$30M15 Nov 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Soil Carbon Co

Biotechnology
$29M28 Oct 2021 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Who Gives a Crap

Consumer Goods
Recycling
$41M14 Sep 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dovetail

Consumer Research
Product Research
Software
UX Design
$3M10 Aug 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Culture Amp

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
SaaS
$100M29 Jul 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
News
Dovetail Raises $5 Million AUD to Empower Organizations to Innovate Faster With All Customer Research Housed in One Central Location

– Dovetail, a software company that enables teams to make better decisions through deep customer understanding, announced that it has raised $5m AUD to further scale the reach of its customer research platform.
– The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with participation from Blackbird Ventures, Grok Ventures and Didier Elzinga, CEO of Culture Amp.
– The company has created a collaborative, easily searchable repository for all of an organization’s customer research to fully inform and expedite product decisions; users can share data-backed insights across the broader business in real time.

WeaveGrid Raises $15M Series A to Enable Widescale Adoption of EVs on the Electric Grid

– WeaveGrid, a developer of software solutions for the scalable deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electric grid, announced $15M in Series A fundraising to enable its next stage of growth.
– The round was led by Coatue with participation by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and existing investors The Westly Group, Grok Ventures, and several prominent angel investors including Ramez Naam and Josh Felser.
– Automaker and government commitments are driving a radical transformation that will soon see millions of new EVs charging across the United States. Electric utilities are in a leading position to benefit from accelerating EV adoption, but face risks as EV charging puts a tremendous new load on the grid.

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