Hearst Ventures Founded 1995
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Total investments 135
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$23M
Portfolio companies 55
Rounds per year 2.12
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Areas of investment
Enterprise
Marketing
Mobile
Software
Telecommunications
Summary

Hearst Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1995. The company was established in North America in United States. Hearst Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Hearst Ventures, startups are often financed by Trident Capital, First Round Capital, Accel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trident Capital, SoftBank Capital, Sky. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by GGV Capital, Trident Capital, Allen & Company.

The overall number of key employees were 7.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The typical startup value when the investment from Hearst Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Hearst Ventures works on 3 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2012.

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 Pandora, Roku, Inc., Buzzfeed. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Social Media. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Snappy
E-Commerce
Enterprise Software
Gift Card
Internet
Mobile
Late Stage Venture
70M26 May 2021 United States, New York
FreightWaves
Analytics
Freight Service
Logistics
SaaS
Transportation
Private Equity
16M19 May 2021 United States, Chattanooga
ShotTracker
Analytics
Basketball
Software
Sports
2M31 Mar 2021 United States, " United States"}
Voodle
Early Stage Venture
6M09 Dec 2020 United States, Seattle
Priori
Information Services
Legal
Legal Tech
Marketplace
Early Stage Venture
6M28 Oct 2020 United States, New York
Huboo
E-Commerce
Early Stage Venture
19M29 Sep 2020 United Kingdom, Bath
Late Stage Venture
17 Aug 2020
DroneBase
Construction
Drones
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Mapping Services
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Real Estate
Late Stage Venture
7M17 Jun 2020 United States, Santa Monica
Via
Automotive
E-Commerce
Information Technology
Internet
Mobile Apps
Real Time
Ride Sharing
Transportation
Travel
Late Stage Venture
200M30 Mar 2020 United States, San Jose
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