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Knight Ridder Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 3
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.12
Lead investments 1
Exits 3
Key employees Soon
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Areas of investment

  • Social Media
  • Internet
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations

Knight Ridder Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1997. 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 San Jose.

The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2001. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2000. This Knight Ridder Ventures works on 71 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Marketing, E-Commerce. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight,, Grassroots. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Knight Ridder Ventures, startups are often financed by St. Paul Venture Capital, Primedia Ventures, Accel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tribune Ventures, Talk City, St. Paul Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tribune Ventures, Talk City, St. Paul Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Communications Infrastructure
Information Technology
Public Relations
$30M16 Feb 2000 District of Columbia, United States

Social Media
$17M11 Jan 2000 Mountain View, California, United States


01 Apr 1995 Mountain View, California, United States


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