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Mayfield Fund

Mayfield Fund

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


Mayfield Fund is the renowned VC, which was created in 1969. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in Menlo Park.

We also identified another 10 core personnel in our database.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Internet, E-Commerce. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 81 more industries for this fund. Lyft, Marketo, are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. 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.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with Mayfield Fund, start-ups are often financed by Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Rembrandt Venture Partners as well as 224 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Uncork Capital, Shasta Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, the total number of co-investors is 270. The investors in the following rounds are usually Tallwood Venture Capital, Redpoint, Norwest Venture Partners, and 228 VCs in total.

In 2000, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Mayfield Fund is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, Mayfield Fund makes 5 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2015. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 10 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs.

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_initial last, last first_initial, first last, first, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.4% 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]

42.9% 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]

0.5 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

Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Rembrandt Venture Partners

Funds Investing in Following

Tallwood Venture Capital, Redpoint, Norwest Venture Partners

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