Origin Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bruce N. Barron Steven N. Miller


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Total investments 97
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 4.22
Lead investments 22
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • Analytics

Origin Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. 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 Chicago.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Advertising, Mobile. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Grubhub, Avant, DialogTech. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Origin Ventures, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Lichter Investments, Lerer Hippeau. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pritzker Group Venture Capital, OCA Ventures, Chicago Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Serra Ventures, OCA Ventures.

The fund was created by Bruce N. Barron, Steven Miller. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Origin Ventures works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Origin Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Photo Sharing
Product Management
Sales Automation
Social Media
$6M29 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Salad Technologies

$17M25 Mar 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
$10M23 Mar 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Information Technology
Last Mile Transportation
Packaging Services
Same Day Delivery
$170M15 Feb 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Information Technology
Last Mile Transportation
Packaging Services
Same Day Delivery
$125M21 Dec 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
$6M17 Dec 2021 Orlando, Florida, United States


$6M16 Nov 2021 Utah, United States


Enterprise Software
Human Resources
$85M04 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Computing
Data Storage
$3M12 Oct 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Anthill Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– Anthill is a Chicago, IL-based talent management platform designed for the deskless workforce.
– The company raised $3m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Rethink Education with participation from Origin Ventures, BBG Ventures, The Fund, JFF (Jobs for the Future), and more.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

Lumanu Raises $12M in Series A Funding

– Lumanu, an Oakland, CA-based company that provides creators with tools for invoicing, payments, and collaboration, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Origin Ventures with participation from Alumni Venture Group, Gaingles and 500 Startups.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach.


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