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Headquarters Location

United States, Chicago


M25 is the renowned VC, which was created in 2015. This investor is located in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in Chicago.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Besides M25, start-ups are typically funded by Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, The Syndicate Fund and 30 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Dundee Venture Capital, The Syndicate Fund, Network Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 61. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Innovation Works, Cultivation Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, as well as 30 other investors.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. When M25 invests, the average start-up valuation is 5-10 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. M25 participates, on average, in 26 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 13 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. This fund was the most active in 2016. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Branch, Cladwell, SafeChain. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Mobile, Apps. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund.

The fund was created by Brent Gutwein, Doug Drury, Stuart Gutwein, Victor Gutwein. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

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: m25vc.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

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]

18.6% of cases

Funds Investing in Following

Innovation Works, Cultivation Capital, Bain Capital Ventures

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