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Maverick Ventures

Maverick Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Maverick Ventures was established in 1993, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Groupon, Coupang, Youku are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Software, Analytics. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 35 more areas of investment.

This VC was founded by Ambar Bhattacharyya, David Singer, Lee Ainslie, Matthew Kinsella. We also identified another 8 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. At the time of investment by Maverick Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2010. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 12 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. This fund was the most active in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In comparison with other funds, Maverick Ventures makes 13 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides Maverick Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Sutter Hill Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Venrock and 84 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Sutter Hill Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, New Enterprise Associates, the total number of co-investors is 107. The investors in the following rounds are usually Founders Fund, F-Prime Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, and 83 VCs in total.

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]

96.7% 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]

32.8% 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]

4.7 years

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

0.43 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Sutter Hill Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Venrock

Funds Investing in Following

Founders Fund, F-Prime Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures

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