Learn Capital - Unicorn Nest

Learn Capital

Learn Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Mateo


Learn Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2008. The primary office of this VC is located in San Mateo. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 11 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In comparison with other funds, Learn Capital makes 20 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. When Learn Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Along with Learn Capital, start-ups are often financed by NewSchools Venture Fund, 500 Startups, Y Combinator as well as 37 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Rethink Education, Omidyar Network, Kapor Capital, overall with 76 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Rethink Education, GSV AcceleraTE, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and 76 VCs in total.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 4 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Vipkid, Coursera, Udemy are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Human Resources, EdTech. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 23 more industries for this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund.

We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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: learncapital.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

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

98.0% of cases

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


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

17.6% 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]

3.6 years

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

0.13 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]

0.23 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

NewSchools Venture Fund, 500 Startups, Y Combinator

Funds Investing in Following

Rethink Education, GSV AcceleraTE, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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