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Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park

About

Menlo Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 1976. The main office of this VC is situated in Menlo Park. This investor is located in North America, United States.

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 establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 4 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Uber, Machine Zone, 3PAR. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Advertising, Analytics. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 88 more areas of investment.

The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 14 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. Menlo Ventures is involved in 7 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In 2013, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Menlo Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Menlo Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by e.ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Sherpa Capital and 365 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with e.ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Inventus Capital Partners, overall with 404 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Translink Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Redpoint, out of 294 investors from our database.

This VC was founded by Henry DuBose Montgomery. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 11.

Year Founded

1976

Fund Activity

Operative

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: menlovc.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

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

98.4% of cases

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

42.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x8.5

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.6 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.11 out of 1

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

0.6 out of 1

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

10

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

1

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

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

e.ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Sherpa Capital

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Translink Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Redpoint

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