Merus Capital

Merus Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Merus Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 2008. The primary office of this VC is located in Palo Alto. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides Merus Capital, start-ups are typically funded by AngelPad, Y Combinator, TSVC and 31 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Data Collective DCVC, AngelPad, Khosla Ventures and also 57 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by XG Ventures, Khosla Ventures, AngelPad, as well as 35 other investors.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Enterprise Software, Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 20 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Symphony Communication Services Holdings, Womply, Iterable. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 4 or 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 1 other country.

The fund was created by Peter Hsing, Salman Ullah, Sean Dempsey. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. This fund was the most active in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. In real terms, this VC performs 13 percentage points more exits than other funds. At the time of investment by Merus Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Merus Capital participates, on average, in 12 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

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]

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

92.6% 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]

32.2% 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]

2.8 years

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

0.28 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

AngelPad, Y Combinator, TSVC

Funds Investing in Following

XG Ventures, Khosla Ventures, AngelPad

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