Mark VC

Founded 2017
Founders Adam Zeplain Andrew Bursten

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Total investments 5
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$21M
Portfolio companies 4
Rounds per year 1.25
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Travel Accommodations
  • Hospitality
Summary

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Capella Space, prima, Sana Benefits. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Image Recognition, Health Care. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Mark VC, startups are often financed by Spark Capital, Pear Launchpad, Data Collective DCVC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trust Ventures, Spike Ventures, Spark Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cota Capital, Artiman Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ZenBusiness

Business Development
Business Information Systems
Internet
$55M19 Nov 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Sana Benefits

Employee Benefits
Health Care
Insurance
$20M09 Sep 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

The Guild

Hospitality
Hotel
Real Estate
Travel
Travel Accommodations
$25M06 Jan 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Sana Benefits

Employee Benefits
Health Care
Insurance
$3M29 Oct 2019 Austin, Texas, United States

Prima

Cannabis
$3M07 Feb 2019 Santa Monica, California, United States
News
Sana Secures $20M in Series A Extension Funding to Break up the ‘Big 5’ Health Insurance Monopoly

– Sana, a provider of health insurance for small and midsize businesses, announced the closing of $20m in series A extension funding.
– Sana offered this extension to strengthen ties with existing lead investor Gigafund and to bring in several new strategic partners, including American Family Ventures, Breyer Capital, JAM Fund, and Harmon Brothers Ad Ventures.
– Existing investors, including Trust Ventures and mark vc, also joined the round.
– Investments from top investors in insurtech, insurance, regulated industries, and some of the most successful early-stage investors in the country speak to Sana’s trajectory towards becoming an industry leader and challenging the Big 5 health insurance companies.
– Sana will implement the strategies of those most intimately familiar with the nuances of the health insurance and healthcare spaces and those who have been successful at vetting business models of early-stage firms.
– Sana is available in Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, and Kentucky and has grown its customer base by 140% in just the past year.

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