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ONSET Ventures

ONSET Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


ONSET Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 1984. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from ONSET Ventures, start-ups are often funded by InterWest Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited and 64 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Pitango Venture Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, Investor Growth Capital Limited and also 86 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Morgenthaler Ventures, Investor Growth Capital Limited, Canaan Partners, out of 72 investors from our database.

The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 4 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. The fund's activity peaked in 2008. In comparison with other funds, ONSET Ventures makes 4 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. At the time of investment by ONSET Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars.

The fund was created by David Kelley, Michael Levinthal, Terry Opdendyk. We also identified another 10 core personnel in our database.

CallidusCloud, Adaptive Insights, CytoPherx are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Medical, Medical Device. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 18 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 a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 1 other country can be found in the fund's portfolio.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: onset.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first, last, first last_initial, first_initial last

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

98.1% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

42.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.4 years

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

0.27 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


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