Lightbank Founded 2010
Founders Bradley Keywell Eric Lefkofsky
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Total investments 73
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 73
Rounds per year 6.64
Lead investments 33
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
EdTech
Enterprise Software
FinTech
Human Resources
Internet
Local
Marketplace
Mobile
Small and Medium Businesses
Summary

Lightbank is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

This organization was formed by Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Square, Uptake, Udemy For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Social Media, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. When the investment is from Lightbank the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Lightbank works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2012. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Lightbank, startups are often financed by Techstars, New Enterprise Associates, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pritzker Group Venture Capital, SV Angel, Eniac Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bullpen Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Insight Partners.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Lifecrowd
Photo Sharing
Social Media
Series A
5M19 Apr 2012 United States, Santa Monica
SpotHero
Consumer
Marketplace
Mobile Apps
Parking
Transportation
Series C
10M06 Sep 2018 United States, Chicago
Catalytic
Apps
Business Development
Business Information Systems
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Internet
SaaS
Software
Seed
3M25 Feb 2016 United States, Palo Alto
Gameflip
E-Commerce
eSports
Marketplace
Media and Entertainment
Video Games
Seed
3M01 Nov 2015 United States, San Jose
Sprout Social
Analytics
Apps
SaaS
Social Media
Software
Venture - Series Unknown
1000K09 Nov 2010 United States, Chicago
Boomerang
Advertising
Gift Card
Mobile
Seed
1000K31 Jul 2012 United States, Chicago
Carlease
Automotive
E-Commerce
Fleet Management
Seed
3M21 Feb 2018 United States, Chicago
Blueprint
E-Commerce
Health Care
Hospital
Information Technology
Internet
Medical
Seed
3M09 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
A.M. Money
Consumer Lending
Finance
Financial Services
Seed
3M06 Oct 2020 United States, Chicago
HighGround
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
SaaS
Software
Series A
7M16 Mar 2016 United States, Chicago
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