Innovation Endeavors

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Dror Berman Eric Schmidt Rick Scanlon Yuval Shachar


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Total investments 155
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 101
Rounds per year 14.09
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
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Exits 24
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care

Innovation Endeavors is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Dror Berman, Eric Schmidt, Rick Scanlon, Scott Brady, Yuval Shachar. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This Innovation Endeavors works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Innovation Endeavors is 100-500 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Innovation Endeavors, startups are often financed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Morado Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Group 11, Lightspeed Venture Partners, GV.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Machine Learning, Analytics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Social Finance (SoFi), Formlabs.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Panther Labs

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Open Source
$120M02 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Content Marketing
Data Mining
$21M18 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States

Machina Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Engineering
Machine Learning
Mechanical Engineering
Performing Arts
$16M17 Nov 2021 Chatsworth, California, United States


Building Material
$44M01 Nov 2021 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Cyber Security
Information Technology
$3M21 Oct 2021 Mountain View, California, United States


$30M05 Oct 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Vicarious Surgical

Health Care
Virtual Reality
$142M20 Sep 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Rebellion Defense

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$150M16 Sep 2021 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
$85M31 Aug 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States
Third Wave Automation Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– Third Wave Automation, Inc. is an Union City CA-based autonomous industrial solutions company.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and commercialization efforts.

Fero Labs Raises $9M in Series A Funding

– Fero Labs is a New York-based provide rof Explainable Machine Learning software dedicated to the industrial sector.
– The company raised $9M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Innovation Endeavors with participation from Deutsche Invest VC.
– The new investment will be used to expands its sustainable solutions.


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