IDEA Fund Partners

IDEA Fund Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Durham


IDEA Fund Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2006. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in Durham.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 3 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. IDEA Fund Partners participates, on average, in 14 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. This fund was the most active in 2015. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Distil Networks, Social Solutions, Allvision. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Mobile, E-Commerce. In addition, there are 19 more industries where it has achieved success.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from IDEA Fund Partners, start-ups are often funded by OCA Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Core Capital Partners and 18 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Alerion Ventures, Triangle Angel Partners, Techstars Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 25. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by ff Venture Capital, OCA Ventures, Battery Ventures, as well as 25 other investors.

This VC was founded by David P. Rizzo, John Cambier, Lister Delgado. Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last

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

95.2% of cases

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

26.0% 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]

0.4 years

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

0.2 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

OCA Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Core Capital Partners

Funds Investing in Following

ff Venture Capital, OCA Ventures, Battery Ventures

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