Ignition Partners

Ignition Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Los Altos


Ignition Partners was established in 2000, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in Los Altos. This investor is located in North America, United States.

In comparison with other funds, Ignition Partners makes 5 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. When Ignition Partners invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2012. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 13 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. This fund was the most active in 2011. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. ChinaCache, DocuSign, Cloudera are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 5 other locations. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as SaaS, Software. In addition, there are 53 more industries where it has achieved success.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Ignition Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Trinity Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Data Collective DCVC and 118 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Y Combinator, Frazier Technology Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners and also 156 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, OVP Venture Partners, out of 123 investors from our database.

The fund was created by Frank Artale, John Connors, Nick Sturiale. We also identified another 26 core personnel 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: ignitionpartners.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first, first '.' last, last

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

97.1% 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]

40.5% 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]

4.2 years

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

0.48 out of 1

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


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


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