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Jackson Square Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bob Spinner Greg Gretsch Pete Solvik


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Total investments 82
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 6.83
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

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$5M30 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
$11M02 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
Real Estate
$7M08 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Summit System

$20M31 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
$18M16 Mar 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Spiceology, Inc.

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$7M13 Jan 2022 Spokane, Washington, United States


Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
Sales Automation
$170M16 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Enterprise Software
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$27M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Harness Wealth

Financial Services
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$15M28 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States
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 enablement solutions.
– The sales enablement platform market, which is expected to be worth $2.6 billion by 2024, continued to grow throughout the pandemic — largely driven by the shift to remote work.

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.


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