Grotech Ventures

Founded 1984
Founders Frank Adams

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Total investments 170
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$11M
Portfolio companies 101
Rounds per year 4.59
Lead investments 37
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.41
Exits 38
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Grotech Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1984. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Vienna.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Grotech Ventures, startups are often financed by Intersouth Partners, Harbert Growth Partners, Service Provider Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Intersouth Partners, Boulder Ventures, Service Provider Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Revolution, Rally Ventures, 7wire Ventures.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline LivingSocial, BroadSoft, Optoro We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise Software, Security. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The typical startup value when the investment from Grotech Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Grotech Ventures performs on 8 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The fund was created by Frank Adams. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Youreka Labs

Apps
Software
$8M12 Aug 2021 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Parallax

Analytics
Computer
Software
$7M02 Jul 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Payzer

Business Development
Electronics
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$23M21 Jun 2021 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

ThreatX

Cyber Security
Information Technology
SaaS
Service Industry
$10M15 Jun 2021 Colorado, United States

Pet Screening

Information Technology
Internet
Pet
Property Management
Software
$3M10 Jun 2021 North Carolina, United States

Facilities Support Services
$10M09 Mar 2021 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

ChurnZero

Enterprise Software
SaaS
Software
$25M04 Mar 2021 District of Columbia, United States

Ox

Augmented Reality
Industrial Automation
Logistics
Retail
Retail Technology
Software
Supply Chain Management
Wearables
$3M02 Mar 2021 Arkansas, United States

Apkudo

B2B
E-Commerce Platforms
Industrial Automation
iOS
Logistics
Mobile Devices
Operating Systems
Robotics
Trading Platform
Wireless
$14M02 Nov 2020 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
News
Parallax Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Parallax, an Edina, MI-based company focused on managing workloads and workforces in a remote environment, raised $7M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Grotech Ventures with participation from Matchstick Ventures and Rally Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to continue to innovate its platform and add talent.

Youreka Labs spins out with $8.5M to provide smart mobile assistant apps to field workers

– Mobile field service startup Youreka Labs Inc. raised $8.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Boulder Ventures and Grotech Ventures, with participation from Salesforce Ventures.
– The company also announced its CEO — Bill Karpovich joined to lead the company after previously general manager at IBM Cloud & Watson Platform.
– The company is developing robotic smart mobile assistants that enable frontline workers to perform their jobs more safely and efficiently.
– The company has identified four use cases so far: healthcare, manufacturing, energy and utilities and the public sector.
– The funding will be used to expand the company’s reach and products.

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