Inventures - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

United States, San Ramon


Inventures was established in 2009, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Istanbul. The VC's location is in Asia, Turkey.

This VC was founded by Emir Alkaş, Yomi Kastro. Besides the listed founders, we have found 6 key employees of this fund in our database.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. In real terms, this VC performs 12 percentage points less exits than other funds. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Inventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in less than 2 deals every year. Inventures is involved in 12 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

Blesh, Rewarder, ELabsEurope are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 1 and less years old to get investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, Retail. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 16 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 3 other countries. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Along with Inventures, start-ups are often financed by Tiger Global Management, Benchmark. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are btov Partners, TA Ventures, Sina Afra, the total number of co-investors is 2. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by btov Partners, Sina Afra, Rocket Internet, out of 8 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first_initial last, first last, first last, first last_initial

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

85.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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]

3.1 years

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

0.33 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Tiger Global Management, Benchmark

Funds Investing Together

btov Partners, TA Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

btov Partners, Rocket Internet

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