Obvious Ventures

Founded 2014
Founders James Joaquin Vishal Vasishth u0110u1ec7 Phan


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Total investments 85
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 75
Rounds per year 12.14
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Construction

Obvious Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Obvious Ventures, startups are often financed by Data Collective DCVC, SV Angel, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lux Capital, Data Collective DCVC, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by General Catalyst, Data Collective DCVC, Kleiner Perkins.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Travel. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Magic Leap, Devoted Health, Beyond Meat

This organization was formed by Ev Williams, James Joaquin, Vishal Vasishth. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The typical startup value when the investment from Obvious Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Obvious Ventures works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$40M18 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Artificial Intelligence
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$20M10 Aug 2021 Canada, Quebec City

SINAI Technologies

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$10M05 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Iterative Scopes

Computer Vision
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$30M03 Aug 2021 United States, Cambridge


Electric Vehicle
Recreational Vehicles
$4M28 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco

Urban Remedy

Food and Beverage
Organic Food
$18M22 Jul 2021 United States, Richmond

Block Renovation

Home Renovation
$39M19 Jul 2021 United States, New York


Health Care
Personal Health
$20M25 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Dyno Therapeutics

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$100M06 May 2021 United States, Cambridge
One Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– One is a financial technology company which provides families and individuals with an account combining saving, spending, sharing, budgeting, and borrowing.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Progressive Investment Company and attracted new investor – Obvious Ventures as well as existing investors Foundation Capital and Core Innovation Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the internal team and expanding its product offerings.

XpertSea Raises $20 Million Series B to Transform the Seafood Economy through Finance and Technology

– XpertSea, a Canadian company transforming how seafood is farmed and traded, announced it has closed a $20M USD Series B funding round.
– The round was led by QED Investors and Atlantico with Investissement Quebec joining previous investors Obvious Ventures, Aqua-Spark, Tony Fadell’s Future Shape, Real Ventures and edō Capital.
– QED partner Lauren Morton will join XpertSea’s board, resulting in both an executive team and a board where women are in the majority.
– By 2050 our planet will need 70% more food production to feed 10 billion people. Aquaculture represents one of the most efficient and sustainable ways to supply that quality protein, but technology gaps and the lack of financial services to underbanked farmers are major barriers to growth.


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