Link Ventures

Link Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Cambridge

About

Link Ventures was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Cambridge. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Along with Link Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Total Access Fund, Techstars, Green D Ventures as well as 1 other investor. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Jeremy Zimmer, Green D Ventures, Atlas Venture, the total number of co-investors is 1. The investors in the following rounds are usually Green D Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Total Access Fund, and 7 VCs in total.

The fund was created by David Blundin. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year. This fund was the most active in 2013. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Link Ventures participates, on average, in 14 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. In real terms, this VC performs 34 percentage points more exits than other funds.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Vestmark, TodayTix, Jobcase are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Marketing, Big Data. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

Year Founded

2006

Fund Activity

Operative

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

100.0% of cases

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

1-3

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

13.3% of cases

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

x5.5

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

0.7 years

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

0.22 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Total Access Fund, Techstars, Green D Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Green D Ventures, Atlas Venture

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Green D Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Total Access Fund

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