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K5 Ventures

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Amir Banifatemi Ray Chan

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Total investments 52
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 47
Rounds per year 4.73
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.10
Exits 8
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
Summary

In 2011 was created K5 Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Newport Beach.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Compass, Pogoseat, Talkable. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Search Engine, Health Care.

The fund was created by Amir Banifatemi, Ray Chan. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the K5 Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Tech Coast Angels, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Tech Coast Angels, FundersClub. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by True Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, TYLT Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This K5 Ventures works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from K5 Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nava

Employee Benefits
Health Care
Insurance
InsurTech
$40M08 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Chainguard

Cloud Security
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Open Source
Security
$50M02 Jun 2022 Kirkland, Washington, United States

SESO

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Human Resources
Marketplace
Staffing Agency
$25M14 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Jetty

Consumer Software
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Insurance
Property and Casualty Insurance
Property Insurance
Real Estate
$23M07 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States

Kitterly

E-Commerce
Fashion
$850K20 Feb 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States

BIOS

Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Health Care
Human Computer Interaction
Machine Learning
Medical
Medical Device
$4M04 Dec 2018 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

MyLabBox

E-Commerce
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$1M16 Aug 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States

Creator

Food and Beverage
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Restaurants
Robotics
$18M09 Jun 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

Microdermics

Health Care
Life Science
Medical Device
Pharmaceutical
$1M21 Apr 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
News
Jetty raises $23M to help give renters more payment flexibility

– Jetty, a fintech company which aims to give renters flexibility when paying rent, has raised $23m in a funding round co-led by Citi and Flourish Ventures.
– The financing brings Jetty’s total raised since its 2016 inception to $78m.
– Other investors participating in the latest growth round include Credit Ease and K5.
– The 100-person New York City-based startup has come up with a way to help renters make rent on time with an offering that resembles the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) model that is increasingly used by consumers at the point of sale, online and in person.

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