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Jefferson Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Folk Jack Kiervin


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.41
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
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Exits 4
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Service Industry
  • Career Planning
  • SaaS

Jefferson Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 1984. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Jefferson Partners, startups are often financed by Vimac Ventures, Skypoint Capital, Venture Coaches. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vimac Ventures, Skypoint Capital, The Entrepreneurs' Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vimac Ventures, Wesley Clover, Vanedge Capital.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Consumer. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Attensity, firstSTREET for Boomers & Beyond, WebHancer Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

Opposing the other organizations, this Jefferson Partners works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2009. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2006.

This organization was formed by David Folk, Jack Kiervin.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

firstSTREET for Boomers & Beyond

Business Development
Service Industry
$4M11 Jan 2011 Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States

Accept Software

Career Planning
$3M14 Dec 2010 San Jose, California, United States

Casual Games
$4M29 Sep 2009 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Accept Software

Career Planning
$17M16 Sep 2009 San Jose, California, United States

Storage Appliance Corporation

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$10M27 Apr 2009 Canakkale

Casual Games
$3M08 Jun 2007 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Natural Convergence

Service Industry
$10M21 Nov 2006 (Old) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Accept Software

Career Planning
$4M27 Jul 2006 San Jose, California, United States

Casual Games
$5M26 Jul 2006 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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