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Kleiner Perkins

Kleiner Perkins

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park

About

Kleiner Perkins is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1972. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park.

In 2011, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Kleiner Perkins participates, on average, in 9 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. When Kleiner Perkins invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 6 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations.

This VC was founded by Brook Byers, Eugene Kleiner, Frank Caufield, Tom Perkins. Besides the listed founders, we have found 22 key employees of this fund in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Kleiner Perkins, start-ups are typically funded by Tuesday Capital, TechOperators, TPG Growth and 630 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Versant Ventures, Technology Partners, TPG Biotech, the total number of co-investors is 701. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Tyche Partners, Tiger Global Management, as well as 595 other investors.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 16 other countries. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Manufacturing, Mobile. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 201 more areas of investment. Uber, Snap, Spotify are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

Year Founded

1972

Fund Activity

Operative

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: kleinerperkins.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first, first last, last

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

98.6% of cases

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

13-24

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

39.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x8.5

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

4.7 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.2 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.93 out of 1

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

67

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

11

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

13

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Tuesday Capital, TechOperators, TPG Growth

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