IDEA Fund Partners

Founded 2006
Founders John Cambier Lister Delgado

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Total investments 58
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 3.87
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.40
Exits 8
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pangea.app

Education
Human Resources
Virtual Workforce
1
$2M29 Jul 2021 United States, Providence

Pendo

Analytics
Apps
Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Guides
Mobile
Product Design
Product Management
SaaS
Software
UX Design
1
$150M26 Jul 2021 United States, Raleigh

InsightFinder

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Software
n/a
$2M12 Jul 2021 United States, New York

Payzer

Business Development
Electronics
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
1
$23M21 Jun 2021 United States, Charlotte

Fenris

Auto Insurance
Commercial Insurance
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Life Insurance
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Property Insurance
SaaS
n/a
$2M07 Apr 2021 United States, Glen Allen

Poppy

E-Commerce
Flowers
Marketplace
Retail Technology
1
$1M01 Feb 2021 United States, Washington

Finmark

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
1
$5M28 Oct 2020 United States, Raleigh

Reveal Mobile

Analytics
Apps
Marketing
Mobile
Software
1
$2M28 Apr 2020 United States, Raleigh

Second Nature

B2B
B2C
Delivery Service
E-Commerce
Subscription Service
1
$16M25 Mar 2020 United States, Raleigh
News
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 gl... Read more
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. Read more

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