IVP (Institutional Venture Partners)

IVP (Institutional Venture Partners)

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


IVP (Institutional Venture Partners) is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1980. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Aside from IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), start-ups are often funded by Y Combinator, RRE Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners and 281 other funds. The fund often co-invests with DFJ, Wellington Management, Venrock, overall with 203 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Redpoint, New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, and 157 VCs in total.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from IVP (Institutional Venture Partners) is more than 1 billion dollars. In 2014, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2014. In comparison with other funds, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners) makes 3 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. In real terms, this VC performs 21 percentage points more exits than other funds. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Cloud Computing, Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 131 more industries for this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from 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 6 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Snap, Twitter, Slack Technologies.

The fund was created by Reid Dennis. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

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: ivp.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last first_initial, last, first

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

99.4% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

25.3% 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]

5.7 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.14 out of 1

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

0.78 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Y Combinator, RRE Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners

Funds Investing Together

DFJ, Wellington Management, Venrock

Funds Investing in Following

Redpoint, New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins

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