Javelin Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jed Katz Noah Doyle


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Total investments 136
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 74
Rounds per year 10.46
Lead investments 36
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 22
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce

Javelin Venture Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The fund was created by Jed Katz, Noah Doyle. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Javelin Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Otter Rock Capital, Y Combinator, Brendan Wallace. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, OUP (Osage University Partners), Brendan Wallace. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Translink Capital, Sierra Ventures, Sequoia Capital.

Opposing the other organizations, this Javelin Venture Partners works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 21 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The typical startup value when the investment from Javelin Venture Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Internet. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Niantic, Thumbtack, Fair

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$5M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Viable Raises $3.9M in Funding

– Viable is a San Francisco, CA-based analytics startup using artificial intelligence to automate text analysis of customer feedback.
– The company raised $3.9m in pre-seed and seed funding.
– The round was led by Craft Ventures and Javelin Venture Partners.
– The company intends to use the funds to bring to market its qualitative feedback analysis AI tool.

Octane AI Raises $5M in Funding

– Octane AI from San Francisco develops a data marketing platform to help ecommerce marketers collect zero-party data and power a personalized customer journey.
– The company raised $5m in funding.
– The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Bullpen Capital, General Catalyst and Boost VC.
– In conjunction with the funding, the company added Alex Gurevich, Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners, as a Board Observer, Alex Gurevich (a different one) as new VP of Finance and Operations, and Vincent Silvey as VP of Engineering.


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