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Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jack Biddle


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Total investments 116
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 4.64
Lead investments 26
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 39
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Education
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology

Novak Biddle Venture Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 1997. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Bethesda.

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 various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Blackboard, Approva, Parchment Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are EdTech, Information Technology.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Novak Biddle Venture Partners, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Signatures Capital, City Light Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Paladin Capital Group, ABS Ventures, The Aurora Funds. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by QED Investors, City Light Capital, ABS Ventures.

This organization was formed by Jack Biddle. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Novak Biddle Venture Partners works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Novak Biddle Venture Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2005. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Non Profit
$6M05 Mar 2019 Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Volley Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Management
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Semantic Search
Semantic Web
$2M10 Mar 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


$3M31 Jul 2015 England

Digital Signal

3D Technology
Enterprise Software
Facial Recognition
Image Recognition
$10M22 Jan 2015 Virginia, United States


Business Intelligence
$9M22 Dec 2014 Virginia, United States


Financial Services
Non Profit
$7M05 May 2014 Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Big Data
$35M19 Mar 2014 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Higher Education
$19M24 Sep 2013 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Software
Flash Storage
$31M25 Jul 2013 Boulder, Colorado, United States


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