Kindred Ventures

Founded 2014
Founders Steve Jang

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Total investments 41
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 5.86
Lead investments 9
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.22
Exits 3
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Services
  • Apps
Summary

Kindred Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Kindred Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, True Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Slow Ventures, Village Global, Union Square Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Polychain, Tusk Ventures, SV Angel.

This organization was formed by Steve Jang. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Ethereum, Blockchain. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Coinbase, Atrium LTS, Blue Bottle Coffee Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. When the investment is from Kindred Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. This Kindred Ventures works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Humane

Consumer Electronics
Electronics
Hardware
Software
1
$100M01 Sep 2021 United States, San Francisco

Whisper Aero

Aerospace
Air Transportation
GreenTech
n/a
$7M17 Aug 2021

Catch

FinTech
Freelance
Health Insurance
Insurance
Personal Finance
Retirement
Wealth Management
1
$12M30 Jul 2021 United States, Boston

Ten Little

Baby
Children
E-Commerce
1
$5M16 Jun 2021 United States, New York

ShelfLife

Food and Beverage
Packaging Services
Supply Chain Management
1
$3M09 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Heartbeat Health

Health Care
Medical
Software
1
$20M10 May 2021 United States, New York

FlexClub

Automotive
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Rental
Subscription Service
1
$5M11 Mar 2021 Netherlands, Amsterdam

Apps
Dating
Digital Entertainment
iOS
Video
1
$3M22 Feb 2021 Canada, Vancouver

CloudTrucks

Apps
Freight Service
Logistics
Shipping
Transportation
1
$20M16 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco
News
Humane Raises $100M in Series B Funding
– Humane, Inc. from San Francisco develops personal technology for the intelligence age. – Company raised $100m in Series B funding round. – The round was led by Tiger Global Management with participation from SoftBank Group, BOND, Forerunner Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Sam Altman, Lachy Groom, Kindred Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Valia Ventures, NEXT VENTŪRES, Plexo Capital and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. – The new investment will be aimed at scaling operations. Read more
Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers
– Catch, a health insurance and retirement savings company, raised $12m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Crosslink and joined by earlier investors Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, Kindred Ventures and Urban Innovation Fund. – The company plans to use the funding to increase its headcount to service those partnerships and go after more. Read more

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