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Obvious Ventures

Investor type Incubator
Founders James Joaquin Vishal Vasishth u0110u1ec7 Phan


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Total investments 151
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 90
Rounds per year 18.88
Lead investments 21
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

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

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Health Insurance
$33M10 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Meliora Therapeutics

$11M29 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

SINAI Technologies

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$22M27 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Austin Software

Human Resources
Staffing Agency
$13M29 Aug 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Incredible Health

Health Care
Human Resources
$80M17 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Electric Vehicle
Recreational Vehicles
$23M18 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Tomorrow Health

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
$60M29 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Supply Chain Management
$10M23 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Real Estate
$75M21 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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