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Pathbreaker Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ryan Gembala


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Total investments 41
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 5.86
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Information Technology

Pathbreaker Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Pathbreaker Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, True Ventures, Next Coast Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are True Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, Boom Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by True Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, Boom Capital.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Pathbreaker Ventures performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Pathbreaker Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The fund was created by Ryan Gembala. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Apprente, Diligent Robotics, Diligent Robotics Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Digital Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Industrial Automation
$18M21 Jul 2022 San Jose, California, United States


$6M21 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$15M10 May 2022 -


Industrial Automation
$24M16 Feb 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
$18M01 Feb 2022 Burlingame, California, United States


Marketing Automation
$9M06 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


01 Nov 2021 -

Reliable Robotics Corporation

Air Transportation
Autonomous Vehicles
Industrial Automation
Information Technology
$100M14 Oct 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

GrayMatter Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$4M29 Sep 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States
Reliable Robotics lifts $100M to take autonomous cargo planes where none have gone before

– Reliable Robotics, a startup that is developing autonomous aircraft systems, raised $130m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Coatue Management and joined by Lightspeed Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures and Pathbreaker Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funds to scale the team and support its first aircraft certification program.

SafelyYou Closes $19.5M Series A Funding Round

– SafelyYou from San Francisco provides artificial intelligence-enabled fall detection and prevention for dementia care.
– Series A $19.5m round was led by Eclipse Ventures with participation from Founders Fund, as well as existing investors DCVC, Foundation Capital, TSQ Advisors, Pathbreaker Ventures, The House Fund, Swift Ventures, Pacific Health Ventures, Anorak Ventures, and 7Percent Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the business.


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