Katalyst.Ventures - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Katalyst.Ventures was established in 2018, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

In real terms, this VC performs 8 percentage points less exits than other funds. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Katalyst.Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2019.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Zipline, Flowcast, Foxtrot Systems. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Education, Subscription Service. In addition, there are 12 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2 participants. Along with Katalyst.Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Visionnaire Ventures, Plug and Play, True Ventures as well as 10 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are William I Campbell, Toyota Tsusho, Tom Chavez. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by William I Campbell, Tom Chavez, Tim Connors.

This VC was founded by Susan Choe. We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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]

20.0% of cases

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

2.6 years

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Visionnaire Ventures, Plug and Play, True Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Toyota Tsusho

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