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IDEA Fund Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders John Cambier Lister Delgado


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Total investments 79
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 4.94
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile

IDEA Fund Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2006. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Durham.

This organization was formed by David P. Rizzo, John Cambier, Lister Delgado. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

This IDEA Fund Partners works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Distil Networks, Social Solutions, Allvision. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Mobile, E-Commerce.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the IDEA Fund Partners, startups are often financed by OCA Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Core Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Alerion Ventures, Triangle Angel Partners, Techstars Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ff Venture Capital, OCA Ventures, Battery Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$10M13 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

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Home Renovation
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
$39M27 Jul 2022 Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$4M20 Jun 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Machine Learning
$4M07 Jun 2022 Durham, North Carolina, United States


Health Care
Information Services
Predictive Analytics
$3M27 May 2022 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Boundless Life

$2M16 Apr 2022 Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Home Renovation
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
11 Apr 2022 Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Consumer Lending
$8M08 Mar 2022 Ontario, California, United States


Financial Services
Information Technology
$6M27 Jan 2022 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Pendo Raises $150M in Series F Funding

– Pendo from Raleigh, NC, provides a solution for companies to bridge the gap between how users expect software to work and their experience actually using it.
– Series F $150m round led by B Capital Group with participation from Silver Lake Waterman and existing investors Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures, General Atlantic, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark Capital, Geodesic Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Contour Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate global expansion, strategic acquisitions and continued innovation in the platform.

Payzer Raises $23M in Series D Funding

– Payzer is a mobile and cloud-based Field Service Management software provider based in Charlotte.
– The company raised $23m in Series D funding led by Harbert Growth Partners with participation from Grotech Ventures, Route 66 Ventures, Ferguson Ventures, IDEA Fund Partners, and Alerion Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s business reach across HVAC, plumbing, electric, roofing, and other specialty trade markets.


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