J & W Seligman

Founded 1864


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Total investments 65
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 0.41
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 32
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software

In 1864 was created J & W Seligman, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the New York.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Silver Peak, HomeGain.com, YOUcentric. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Web Hosting, E-Commerce.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this J & W Seligman works on 13 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from J & W Seligman is 100-500 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2005. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2000.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the J & W Seligman, startups are often financed by TCV, Star Ventures, Greylock Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Integral Capital Partners, Chase Capital Partners, BancBoston Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TeleSoft Partners, Sofinnova Investments, Pamlico Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Double-Take Software

Enterprise Software
$15M14 Jan 2003 United States, Irvine


Enterprise Software
$15M23 Aug 2002 United States, Los Angeles

iolon, inc.

Optical Communication
Private Social Networking
$7M25 Apr 2002 United States, San Jose

Catena Networks

Communications Infrastructure
$75M23 Jan 2002 United States, Redwood City

Printcafe Software

Product Design
Supply Chain Management
$40M03 Jan 2002 United States, Pittsburgh


$10M20 Dec 2001 United States, San Jose

Nextest Systems

Industrial Automation
$20M18 Dec 2001 United States, San Jose

Optical Communication
$54M10 Oct 2001 United States, Santa Clara

Blue Pumpkin Software

$19M24 Jul 2001 United States, Sunnyvale


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