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LaunchCapital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Elon Boms

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Total investments 256
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 201
Rounds per year 17.07
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Exits 49
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
Summary

LaunchCapital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New Haven.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the LaunchCapital, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Will Herman, MassChallenge. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are CVP, Wavemaker Partners, Silicon Badia. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by CVP, Grace Beauty Capital, 500 Startups.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this LaunchCapital works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from LaunchCapital is 5-10 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Elon Boms. The overall number of key employees were 6.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Formlabs, Helix, Crew The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Logiwa

Business Information Systems
Commercial
E-Commerce
Retail Technology
Software
Supply Chain Management
$10M03 Nov 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Qeepsake

Consumer Software
Parenting
$2M16 Aug 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Luxury Travel Hackers

Media and Entertainment
Travel
$600K01 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Logiwa

Business Information Systems
Commercial
E-Commerce
Retail Technology
Software
Supply Chain Management
$16M30 Jun 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wyebot

Computer
Network Hardware
Wireless
$8M05 May 2022 Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

REsurety

Clean Energy
Energy
Renewable Energy
Software
$16M27 Oct 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

6K

Industrial Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Nanotechnology
$51M22 Sep 2021 Massachusetts, United States

involve.ai

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
$16M25 Aug 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States

Faraday

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
SaaS
Software
$4M19 Jul 2021 Burlington, Vermont, United States
News
6K Raises $51M in Series C Funding

– 6K Energy is a battery developer based in Hayward, CA.
– Company raised $45m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Volta Energy Technologies with participation from Catalus Capital, S Cap/Prithvi Ventures, Anzu Partners, Launch Capital, Material Impact and RKS Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence.

involve.ai Raises $16M in Series A Funding

– Involve.ai is a customer intelligence platform, based in Los Angeles.
– The company raised $16m in Series A funding from Sapphire Ventures, with participation from existing investors Bonfire Ventures, Greycroft, Launch Capital, BDMI and new investors GTMfund, Fenwick, Gokul Rajaram, Stanford University and Michael Whitmire.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product roadmap, expand its go-to-market teams and improve customer experience.

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