Initial Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ken Lamb Kristian Segerstrale Sam Lababidi Shukri Shammas Tarek Abuzayyad Tareq Naqib

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Total investments 92
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 7.67
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Exits 13
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Gaming
  • Mobile
  • Video Games
  • Internet
  • Apps
Summary

In 2010 was created Initial Capital, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

When the investment is from Initial Capital the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. This Initial Capital works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Initial Capital, startups are often financed by Force Over Mass Capital, Theo Osborne, LVP. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are LVP, Index Ventures, Lifeline Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Index Ventures, DN Capital, Intel Capital.

The fund was created by Ken Lamb, Kristian Segerstrale, Sam Lababidi, Shukri Shammas, Tarek Abuzayyad, Tareq Naqib.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Supercell, Super Evil Mega Corp, Swrve. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as PC Games, Gaming. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Core Loop Games

Gaming
MMO Games
Video Games
$12M05 Nov 2021 Oakland, California, United States

Order of Meta

Video Games
$1M15 Oct 2021 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Captain.tv

Computer
Digital Entertainment
Gaming
Online Games
Video Streaming
$10M13 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Supersocial

Developer Platform
Gaming
Social Network
$5M24 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States

Zebedee

Bitcoin
$11M07 Sep 2021 Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Amihan Entertainment

Information Technology
PC Games
Software
$3M18 Aug 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Resolution Games

Augmented Reality
Gaming
Internet
Virtual Reality
$25M14 Jul 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Sanlo

Apps
Big Data
Finance
FinTech
Gaming
Software
$3M12 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Shotcall

Digital Entertainment
eSports
Gamification
Gaming
Marketplace
Media and Entertainment
Video Streaming
$2M28 Oct 2020 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
News
Sanlo Raises $3.5M in Funding

– Sanlo, a San Francisco, CA-based company that empowers gaming and app companies with financial products to run their businesses, raised $3.5m in funding.
– The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Initial Capital, with participation from LVP, Portag3 Ventures and XYZ Venture Capital, and angel investors such as Kristian Segestrale, as well as fintech, such as Gokul Rajaram and Charley Ma.
– As part of the round, Initial Capital Co-founder and Partner Ken Lamb became a board director while Index Partner Mark Goldberg and XYZ Managing Partner Ross Fubini joined as board observers.

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