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Horizon Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders John Hall


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Total investments 45
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 1.96
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • Electronics
  • Video

Horizon Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Los Altos. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Medial EarlySign, WhiteHat Security, Evolve Biosystems. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Semiconductor, Artificial Intelligence. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2010. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from Horizon Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. This Horizon Ventures works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund was created by John Hall. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Horizon Ventures, startups are often financed by InterWest Partners, Horizons Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sigma Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, VantagePoint Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sigma Partners, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Investor Growth Capital Limited.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Life Science
$30M28 Sep 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Location Based Services
Mapping Services
29 Apr 2019 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$16M01 Jul 2018 Tel Aviv District

Evolve Biosystems

Medical Device
$40M13 Jun 2018 California, United States

17 Apr 2018 Shanghai, China

$11M02 Aug 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

Soul Machines

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Virtual Reality
$7M22 Nov 2016 Auckland, New Zealand


27 Aug 2014 Germany, Berlin


Social Media
$1M24 Jan 2014 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


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