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GV

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Bill Maris Wesley Chan

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Total investments 979
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$46M
Portfolio companies 583
Rounds per year 69.93
Lead investments 157
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.40
Exits 182
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Analytics
  • Mobile
Summary

In 2008 was created GV, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. GV appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main department of described VC is located in the Mountain View.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the GV, startups are often financed by Third Rock Ventures, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Paul Buchheit. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Temasek Holdings, SharesPost Investment Management, In-Q-Tel.

This organization was formed by Bill Maris. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The average startup value when the investment from GV is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This GV works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in more than 49 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Internet. 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. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a 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 Uber, Slack Technologies, Robinhood.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pretzel Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
$72M12 Sep 2022 Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Omni Analytics

Business Intelligence
Information Technology
Software
$17M16 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Fractyl Laboratories

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical Device
Wellness
15 Aug 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Studio

Consumer Software
$3M29 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States

Vicinitas Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Life Science
Therapeutics
$65M28 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Merlin Labs

Information Technology
Software
Transportation
$105M13 Jul 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

SingleStore

Analytics
Big Data
Cloud Data Services
Database
Enterprise Software
Software
$116M12 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

FYTO, Inc.

Agriculture
AgTech
Animal Feed
CleanTech
Farming
Food and Beverage
GreenTech
Livestock
Sustainability
$15M07 Jul 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Modular

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$30M30 Jun 2022 -
News
Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe

– Superplastic, a company from the creator of Ello and Kidrobot, raised $20m funding.
– The round was led by Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, Day One Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Kakao, LINE Friends and individual investors like Cyan Banister, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Scooter Braun.
– The company owns an animated collab house of “synthetic superstars” — characters who live on social media and pop up everywhere else through partnerships with celebrities, iconic fashion brands and gaming platforms.

Resistant AI scores $16.6M for its anti-fraud fintech tools

– Resistant AI, which uses artificial intelligence to help financial services companies combat fraud and financial crime, has raised $16.6m in Series A funding.
GV led the round, with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Credo Ventures and Seedcamp, plus several unnamed angel investors specializing in financial technology and security.
– The funding will be used to meet rising demand from global financial institutions, including by building out its product, engineering and sales operations teams beyond its existing footprint — which also includes offices in London and New York.
– The startup says it has 30 customers signed up at this stage to use its dedicated anti-fraud security products — which include machine learning detection of fraudulent documents and AI for spotting problematic patterns of transactions.

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