Hearst Ventures Founded 1995
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Total investments 36
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$25M
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 1.38
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.35
Exits -
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Stages of investment
Debt
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Areas of investment
Information Services
Media and Entertainment
Software
Venture Capital
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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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Atzuche
Automotive
Internet
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Peer to Peer
Rental
Series B
45M30 Nov 2015 China, Shanghai
Snappy
E-Commerce
Enterprise Software
Gift Card
Internet
Mobile
Series A
8M23 Oct 2018 United States, New York
Pandora
Internet
Mobile
Series D
25M01 Jul 2006 United States, Oakland
8i
3D Technology
Computer
Software
Virtual Reality
Series B
27M13 Feb 2017 United States, Los Angeles
drugstore.com
Beauty
Consumer Goods
Health Care
Retail
Private Equity
63M01 Apr 2001 United States, Bellevue
Atzuche
Automotive
Internet
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Peer to Peer
Rental
Series C
61M24 Feb 2017 China, Shanghai
Drone Racing League
Drones
Racing
Robotics
Sports
Virtual Reality
Series B
20M15 Mar 2017 United States, New York
BuzzFeed
Advertising
Digital Entertainment
Internet
Journalism
News
Publishing
Social
Social News
Video
Series A
3M09 Jul 2008 United States, New York
3D Hubs
3D Printing
Hardware
Industrial Automation
Industrial Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Series C
20M26 Mar 2019 Netherlands, Amsterdam
Systum
Analytics
Cloud Computing
CRM
Digital Marketing
SaaS
Small and Medium Businesses
Software
Series A
7M04 Jun 2018
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