J & W Seligman

J & W Seligman

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


J & W Seligman was established in 1864, and is a well known Corporate Investor. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in New York.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 other investors. Along with J & W Seligman, start-ups are often financed by TCV, Star Ventures, Greylock Partners as well as 33 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Integral Capital Partners, Chase Capital Partners, BancBoston Ventures, overall with 70 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually TeleSoft Partners, Sofinnova Investments, Pamlico Capital, and 12 VCs in total.

J & W Seligman is involved in 13 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2005. The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 2 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In 2000, the fund's activity was at its peak. At the time of investment by J & W Seligman, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars.

The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 3 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Web Hosting, E-Commerce. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 21 more industries for this fund. Silver Peak, HomeGain.com, YOUcentric are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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

96.5% of cases

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


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

14.1% 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]

0.8 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

TCV, Star Ventures, Greylock Partners

Funds Investing in Following

TeleSoft Partners, Sofinnova Investments, Pamlico Capital

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