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K9 Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Manu Kumar


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Total investments 76
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 5.85
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology

K9 Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the K9 Ventures, startups are often financed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Upfront Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trinity Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Uncork Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trinity Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lyft, Twilio, Lytro. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing.

The average startup value when the investment from K9 Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this K9 Ventures works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2011. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The current fund was established by Manu Kumar. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Fleet Management
$12M08 Jun 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Machine Learning
$12M22 Dec 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Knowledge Management
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$65M15 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Computing
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Mobile Apps
Smart Building
$6M05 Nov 2021 California, United States


Cloud Computing
Document Management
Legal Tech
Productivity Tools
Project Management
$202M02 Nov 2021 Oakland, California, United States

Invisible AI

Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Computer Vision
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$2M14 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Computer Vision
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
Mechanical Engineering
$5M30 Jun 2021 Mountain View, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Knowledge Management
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$17M28 Oct 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
Identity Management
Information Technology
$120M14 Jul 2020 Bellevue, Washington, United States
With $8.4M raised, strawberry-picking robotics startup Traptic begins commercial deployment

– Traptic, a robotics startup, began commercial deployment of its strawberry-picking mobile robot.
– The company raised $5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Collaborative Fund, Homebrew Ventures and K9 Ventures.
– The company has raised $8.4m in total.


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