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Lumia Capital

Lumia Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Lumia Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 6-7 participants. Aside from Lumia Capital, start-ups are often funded by Great Oaks Venture Capital, FundersClub, Uncork Capital and 58 other funds. The fund often co-invests with FJ Labs, Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, overall with 51 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by FJ Labs, Bessemer Venture Partners, FundersClub, out of 22 investors from our database.

The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 9 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. In comparison with other funds, Lumia Capital makes 18 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. This fund was the most active in 2017. At the time of investment by Lumia Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

This VC was founded by Martin Gedalin. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Careem Networks, PagerDuty, Kabbage are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Security, Marketplace. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 28 more industries for this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 5 other countries.

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

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]


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

19.6% 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]

3.5 years

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

0.25 out of 1

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


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Great Oaks Venture Capital, FundersClub, Uncork Capital

Funds Investing Together

FJ Labs, Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

FJ Labs, Bessemer Venture Partners, FundersClub

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