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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is the renowned VC, which was created in 1976. The primary office of this VC is located in New York. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Along with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, start-ups are often financed by Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures, Insight Partners as well as 71 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are TenEleven Ventures, Aisling Capital, Warburg Pincus and also 66 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Fidelity Management and Research Company, TenEleven Ventures, Google, out of 28 investors from our database.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In 2017, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 44 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts participates, on average, in 1 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

This VC was founded by George R Roberts, Henry Kravis, Jerome Kohlberg. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 28.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Enterprise Software, Financial Services. In addition, there are 99 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 4 founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. ByteDance, Lyft, Epic Games are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 12 other locations.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

95.0% of cases

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

11.4% of cases

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


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

4.7 years

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

0.58 out of 1

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


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


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures, Insight Partners

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