Jackson Square Ventures

Founded 2011
Founders Bob Spinner Greg Gretsch Pete Solvik


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Total investments 72
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Analytics
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile

Jackson Square Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Jackson Square Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Jackson Square Ventures works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The current fund was established by Bob Spinner, Greg Gretsch, Josh Breinlinger, Pete Solvik. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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 exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DocuSign, Upwork, OfferUp. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Software. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Jackson Square Ventures, startups are often financed by Founder Collective, Y Combinator, Accel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Founder Collective, Y Combinator, Real Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Avalon Ventures, Austin Ventures, Correlation Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
Real Estate
Early Stage Venture
5M08 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Health Care
Medical Device
Early Stage Venture
25M15 Apr 2021 United States, Boston


Event Management
Social Media
Early Stage Venture
33M17 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco

Well Health

Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Late Stage Venture
45M24 Nov 2020 United States, Santa Barbara


Social Network
Late Stage Venture
110M17 Nov 2020 United States, San Francisco


Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
Sales Automation
Late Stage Venture
92M29 Sep 2020 United States, San Diego


Mobile Apps
Property Management
Real Estate
Late Stage Venture
42M23 Jun 2020 United States, Oakland


Health Care
Medical Device
Early Stage Venture
8M05 Feb 2020 United States, Boston

Alto Pharmacy

Health Care
Late Stage Venture
250M30 Jan 2020 United States, San Francisco
Sales enablement platform Seismic acquires Lessonly, nabs $170M
– Seismic, a sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform based in San Diego, California, announced that it closed a $170 million series G round led by Permira, JMI Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Jackson Square Ventures, Ameriprise, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price. – The latest funding, which brings Seismic’s valuation to $3 billion and total raised to $440 million, comes as the company acquires Lessonly, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based developer of sales training, coaching, and enablemen... Read more
Zenput raises $27M Series C to keep multiunit operations flowing no matter the location
– Zenput, an operations execution company, raised $27m in Series C funding. – The round was led by Golub Capital and joined by Jackson Square Ventures, MHS Capital and Goldcrest Capital. – The company plans to use the funding to continue developing its application to automate operation procedures like tracking food safety, public health protocols and changing market conditions. Read more


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