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Lucas Venture Group

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Don A. Lucas Donald Lucas


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Total investments 36
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 0.97
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • SaaS
  • Manufacturing
  • FinTech

In 1985 was created Lucas Venture Group, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Donald Lucas. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Lucas Venture Group, startups are often financed by FLOODGATE, Social Capital, Manatt Venture Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Manatt Venture Fund, Cota Capital, Walden Riverwood Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cota Capital, Menlo Ventures, Manatt Venture Fund.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. 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. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Service Industry, Logistics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Chegg, Katerra, Berkeley Lights. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Lucas Venture Group performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Lucas Venture Group is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$1M09 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Prellis Biologics

3D Printing
Health Care
$35M10 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$10M04 Mar 2022 San Jose, California, United States

Builders Patch

Real Estate
$2M28 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States


$17M16 Sep 2021 San Jose, California, United States

Mighty Networks

Private Social Networking
Professional Networking
$50M26 Apr 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


12 Jan 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Network Security
$1M22 Sep 2020 San Jose, California, United States


Financial Services
Personal Finance
$15M23 Oct 2019 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Mighty Networks raises $50M to build a creator economy for the masses

– Mighty Networks, a platform designed to give creators and brands a dedicated place to start and grow communities, has closed on $50m in a Series B funding round led by Owl Ventures.
Ziff Capital Partners and LionTree Partners also participated in the financing, along with existing backers Intel Capital, Marie Forleo, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Rosensweig, Reid Hoffman, BBG Ventures and Lucas Venture Group.
– The investment brings Palo Alto-based Mighty Networks’ total raised since its 2017 inception to $67m.


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