ICONIQ Capital

ICONIQ Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


ICONIQ Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

This VC was founded by Chad Boeding, Divesh Makan, Michael Anders. Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 7 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Flipkart, Epic Games, Datadog are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified SaaS, Information Technology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 98 more industries for this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Along with ICONIQ Capital, start-ups are often financed by Index Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Accel as well as 108 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Salesforce Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, overall with 67 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Wellington Management, and 38 VCs in total.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In comparison with other funds, ICONIQ Capital makes 13 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In real terms, this VC performs 26 percentage points more exits than other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. When ICONIQ Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

98.3% of cases

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


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

24.2% of cases

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


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

6 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.5 out of 1

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

0.85 out of 1

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


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


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Index Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Accel

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