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Motley Fool Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ollen Douglass


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Total investments 40
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 10.00
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Lending
  • Health Care

Motley Fool Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2018. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Alexandria. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Motley Fool Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Motley Fool Ventures, startups are often financed by Kapor Capital, The Motley Fool, SeedInvest. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kapor Capital, Joe Callinan, Walter Robb. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tom Golisano.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Affectiva, MotoRefi, MyWallSt. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, SaaS.

Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$6M06 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Financial Services
$115M19 May 2022 Arlington, Virginia, United States


Data Integration
Information Technology
$4M26 Mar 2022 Budd Lake, New Jersey, United States


$10M16 Feb 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Financial Services
Information Technology
Stock Exchanges
$15M31 Jan 2022 Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria


Employee Benefits
Health Insurance
$33M18 Jan 2022 Stamford, Connecticut, United States


Health Care
$45M27 Oct 2021 Mclean, Virginia, United States


Financial Services
Venture Capital
$150M20 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Venture Capital
$150M19 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States
Esusu Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Esusu, a Harlem, NY-based financial technology company for rent reporting and data solutions for credit building, raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Motley Fool Ventures with participation from Serena Williams, through Serena Ventures, The Equity Alliance, Predictive VC, previous seed round investors Concrete Rose Capital, Impact America Fund, Global Impact Fund, Next Play Ventures, and Zeal Capital Partners, and other angel investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to double down on growth through product innovation, talent recruitment, and building its financial health platform for low to medium-income families.

Goldman Sachs leads $45M investment into auto fintech startup MotoRefi

– MotoRefi, a fintech startup, raised $45m in a round led by Goldman Sachs.
– The round was joined by IA Capital as well as returning backers Moderne Ventures, Accomplice, Link Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and CMFG Ventures.
– The company has raised $60m since its inception in 2016.


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