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Joyance Partners

Joyance Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Joyance Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 2017. The main office of this VC is situated in San Francisco. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Joyance Partners is 5-10 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 18 percentage points less exits than other funds.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Basis, Smilo, Finless Foods are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 1 other country can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Artificial Intelligence, Medical Device. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 9 more areas of investment. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Aside from Joyance Partners, start-ups are often funded by Social Starts, Venture Kick, Plug and Play and 15 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Y Combinator, Social Starts, UpHonest Capital and also 10 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Social Starts, DigiTx Partners, MassChallenge Switzerland.

The fund was created by William Lohse. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

9.2% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.9 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.43 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Social Starts, Venture Kick, Plug and Play

Funds Investing Together

Y Combinator, Social Starts, UpHonest Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Social Starts, DigiTx Partners

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