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ONSET Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Kelley Michael Levinthal Terry Opdendyk


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Total investments 132
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 60
Rounds per year 3.47
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 35
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical Device
  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical

ONSET Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1984. The main department of described VC is located in the Menlo Park. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the ONSET Ventures, startups are often financed by InterWest Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Investor Growth Capital Limited. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pitango Venture Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, Investor Growth Capital Limited. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Morgenthaler Ventures, Investor Growth Capital Limited, Canaan Partners.

The fund was created by David Kelley, Michael Levinthal, Terry Opdendyk. We also calculated 10 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline CallidusCloud, Adaptive Insights, CytoPherx Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Medical Device.

The real fund results show that this VC is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The typical startup value when the investment from ONSET Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this ONSET Ventures performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The high activity for fund was in 2008. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Imanis Data

Big Data
Data Storage
$13M05 Mar 2018 San Jose, California, United States

Nok Nok Labs

Network Security
$8M11 Jul 2017 Palo Alto, California, United States

Vertos Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$28M12 Jun 2017 California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$15M06 Jun 2017 Pennsylvania, United States

Apama Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$13M16 Nov 2016 California, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
$19M27 Jan 2016 Mountain View, California, United States


Developer Platform
Health Care
Medical Device
$36M23 Nov 2015 California, United States


Ad Server
Mobile Advertising
$12M24 Sep 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


$23M14 Sep 2015 Mountain View, California, United States


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