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GV

GV

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Headquarters Location

United States, Mountain View

About

GV was established in 2008, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Mountain View. This investor is located in North America, United States. GV is a CVC is a part of a larger organization.

This VC was founded by Bill Maris. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 6-7 others. Along with GV, start-ups are often financed by Third Rock Ventures, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Paul Buchheit as well as 510 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA) and also 561 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Temasek Holdings, SharesPost Investment Management, In-Q-Tel, and 434 VCs in total.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2014. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund usually participates in more than 49 investment rounds per year. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from GV is more than 1 billion dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 6 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. GV participates, on average, in 10 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 6 other countries. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Uber, Slack Technologies, Robinhood. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Software, Internet. In addition, there are 151 more industries where it has achieved success.

Year Founded

2008

Fund Activity

Operative

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: gv.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first, first last_initial, last first_initial, last

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

99.4% of cases

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

>24

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

29.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x5.3

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

3.8 years

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

0.93 out of 1

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

34

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

2

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

5

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Temasek Holdings, SharesPost Investment Management, In-Q-Tel

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