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Headquarters Location

United States, Chicago


Groupon is a well known and established Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2008. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Chicago. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3 participants. Along with Groupon, start-ups are often financed by BBVA Ventures, btov Partners, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are BBVA Ventures, Vine St. Ventures, Venture Incubator, LLC. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by BBVA Ventures, Venture Incubator, LLC, U-Start.

The fund was created by Andrew Mason, Brad Keywell, Christopher Muhr, Emil Jersling, Eric Lefkofsky, Federico Malek, Florian Otto, Rajen Ruparell, Shawn Bercuson, Stephen George. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 2.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 2 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Marketing, Consumer Software. In addition, there are 10 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 2 or 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. SumUp, Jump On It, ClubLocal are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 9 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. In comparison with other funds, Groupon makes 15 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In 2014, the fund's activity was at its peak. The fund generally invests in less than 2 deals every year. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2012.

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 last, first_initial last, first, first last_initial, last first_initial

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

33.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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

25.0% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

22.6 years

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

0.1 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

BBVA Ventures, btov Partners, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

BBVA Ventures, Venture Incubator, LLC, U-Start

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