Industry Ventures

Founded 2000
Founders Hans Swildens Tom Litle


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Total investments 112
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 106
Rounds per year 5.33
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 24
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology

In 2000 was created Industry Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AppDynamics, LifeLock, The RealReal. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Security, Artificial Intelligence. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The fund was created by Hans Swildens, Tom Litle. Besides them, we counted 14 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Industry Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Industry Ventures works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Industry Ventures, startups are often financed by Storm Ventures, Foundry Group, DFJ. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Uncork Capital, GV, Costanoa Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by, Menlo Ventures, Uncork Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$5M13 May 2021 Berkeley, California, United States


Health Care
$24M27 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Human Resources
$50M26 Apr 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Customer Service
Document Management
Document Preparation
$25M22 Apr 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States


Big Data
Data Visualization
Developer Tools
Information Technology
Software Engineering
$20M02 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$5M10 Nov 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
Text Analytics
$11M08 Oct 2020 Santa Monica, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Virtual Assistant
$11M20 May 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Mobile Apps
Network Security
Web Apps
$145M15 Apr 2020 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Meru Health secures $38M in equity and debt for ‘holistic’ online mental health platform

– Meru Health is a startup that aims to solve a number of the challenges associated with getting access to quality mental health care.
– The company has raised $38m in Series B funding.
Industry Ventures led the $30m equity part.
– Early backers Bold Capital Partners, Foundry Group, Freestyle VC, FMZ Ventures and Leksell Social Ventures also participated in the equity financing, while J.P. Morgan funded the debt portion of the round.

CruxOCM Raises $9M Total in Venture Financing; Latest Led by Bullpen Capital

– CruxOCM is the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA™) for control room operations.
– The company has raised $6M in venture financing to fuel growth.
– The recent round was led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Angular Ventures, Root Ventures, Golden Ventures, Cendana Capital and Industry Ventures.
– The capital will be used to grow the company’s product lines, increase the efficiency of its installation process, and continue expanding its team across North America.


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