Guardian Life

Founded 1860
Founders Hugo Wesendonck


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Total investments 10
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 0.06
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 14

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Employee Benefits
  • SaaS
  • Business/Productivity Software
  • Human Capital Services

Guardian Life appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1860. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Opposing the other organizations, this Guardian Life works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Guardian Life, startups are often financed by Safeguard Scientifics, MentorTech Ventures, Maveron. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Salesforce Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, UpCurve Inc.. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by UpCurve Inc., Salesforce Ventures, GIS Strategic Ventures.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Developer APIs, Web Development. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Inc, Human API, Prognos The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The current fund was established by Hugo Wesendonck. The overall number of key employees were 14.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Employee Benefits
Health Insurance
$11M13 Jan 2021 New York, New York, United States

Fabric Technologies

Financial Services
Life Insurance
$18M28 Oct 2020 New York, New York, United States

Omniscience Corporation

Homeland Security
$12M09 Mar 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States

Sproutt Insurance

Artificial Intelligence
Life Insurance
$12M11 Dec 2019 Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Human API

Developer APIs
Health Care
Real Time
$10M11 Feb 2019 California, United States Inc

Business/Productivity Software
Employee Benefits
Human Capital Services
Human Resources
$7M31 Jan 2019 Houston, Texas, United States

General Assembly

Product Design
UX Design
Web Design
Web Development
29 Jan 2018 New York, United States

Prognos Health

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$20M27 Nov 2017 New York, New York, United States Inc

Business/Productivity Software
Employee Benefits
Human Capital Services
Human Resources
$3M27 Jan 2017 Houston, Texas, United States
Spring Health Scores $190M Series C Round

– Spring Health, the most comprehensive global mental health solution for employers and health plans, has secured $190m in Series C funding.
– Top healthcare investor Kinnevik led the round and was joined by new investor The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life), along with existing investors Tiger Global, Northzone, RRE Ventures, Rethink Impact, Work-Bench, William K Warren Foundation, SemperVirens, Able Partners, and True Capital Ventures.
– The company’s total investment to date is $300m, bringing the company’s current valuation to $2bn on the heels of approximately 6x revenue growth over the past year.


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