LaunchCapital

LaunchCapital

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Headquarters Location

United States, New Haven

About

LaunchCapital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2008. The primary office of this VC is located in New Haven. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund was created by Elon Boms. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 2 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Formlabs, Helix, Crew are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Enterprise Software, Information Technology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 20 more industries for this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Along with LaunchCapital, start-ups are often financed by 500 Startups, Will Herman, MassChallenge as well as 62 other investors. The fund often co-invests with CVP, Wavemaker Partners, Silicon Badia, overall with 132 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by CVP, Grace Beauty Capital, 500 Startups, out of 99 investors from our database.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from LaunchCapital is 5-10 millions dollars. LaunchCapital is involved in 15 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2011. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 15 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017.

Year Founded

2008

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

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

96.2% 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]

13.8% of cases

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

x9.3

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

3.5 years

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

0.45 out of 1

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

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

500 Startups, MassChallenge

Funds Investing Together

CVP, Wavemaker Partners, Silicon Badia

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

CVP, Grace Beauty Capital, 500 Startups

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