Haystack

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Matan Heimann Nir Heimann Ran Heimann

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Total investments 73
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$27K
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 10.43
Lead investments 1
Exits 7
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Analytics
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
Summary

In 2013 was created Haystack, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Haystack, startups are often financed by Tuesday Capital, Pear Ventures, Urban Us. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pear Ventures, Susa Ventures, Urban Us. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lux Capital, Khosla Ventures, GGV Capital.

When the investment is from Haystack the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Haystack performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

This organization was formed by Semil Shah. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Instacart, DoorDash, OpenDoor Labs. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Homer Logistics

Delivery
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Logistics
$2M21 Jul 2015 New York, New York, United States
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Robocorp Closes $21M Series A Investment Round and Launches Robocorp Control Room, a Self-Managed Bot Automation Platform

– Robocorp, the open-source process automation platform, has closed a $21m Series A investment round led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Benchmark, Uncorrelated Ventures, Slow Ventures, Firstminute Capital, Harpoon Ventures, Artisanal Ventures, Haystack Ventures and a host of angels in the intelligent automation and open source space.
– Additionally, Robocorp is releasing Robocorp Control Room, a self-managed automation orchestration platform for solutions integrators, robots-as-service providers, and enterprises that want to power automations at scale with governance and control.
– Businesses are looking to automate manual tasks and tedious processes for business functions that include HR, IT, finance, data management, customer communications, and IT operations. In fact, 50% of CIOs will be accelerating robotization and automation by 2024 according to IDC.

Finley Grabs $3M Seed Round

– Finley, a debt capital raise and management solution, has announced a $3m seed round led by Matt Harris and Kevin Zhang of Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Haystack, Nine Four Ventures, TwentyTwo VC, and Y Combinator.
– The company’s software helps growing companies automate due diligence, ensure compliance, and streamline ongoing reporting with their capital providers.

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