Michael & Susan Dell Foundation - Unicorn Nest

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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Headquarters Location

United States, Austin


Michael & Susan Dell Foundation was established in 1999, and is a well known Corporate Investor. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in Austin. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is involved in 18 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In terms of the fund's performance, this Corporate Investor has 28 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The fund was established by Michael Dell. We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Along with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, start-ups are often financed by Unitus Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, Reach Capital as well as 15 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Unitus Ventures, Reach Capital, New Markets Venture Partners and also 19 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Reach Capital, New Markets Venture Partners, GAWA Capital, and 16 VCs in total.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - India. However, start-ups from 2 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Janalakshmi, Kinara Capital, Varthana are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are EdTech, Skill Assessment. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 9 more areas of investment. 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. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

100.0% 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]

19.0% of cases

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

0.1 out of 1

Funds Investing in Following

Reach Capital, New Markets Venture Partners, GAWA Capital

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