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Pelion Venture Partners

Pelion Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Salt Lake City


Pelion Venture Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1986. The main office of this VC is situated in Salt Lake City. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Pelion Venture Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. In comparison with other funds, Pelion Venture Partners makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 15 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Pelion Venture Partners, start-ups are typically funded by New Enterprise Associates, BYU Cougar Capital, Peak Ventures and 109 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Accel, Peak Ventures, Mayfield Fund, the total number of co-investors is 99. The investors in the following rounds are usually BYU Cougar Capital, Peterson Ventures, Accel, and 70 VCs in total.

We also identified another 4 core personnel in our database.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Cloud Computing, Health Care. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 44 more industries for this fund. Riverbed Technology, Fusion-io, CloudFlare are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund.

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, first '.' last, last first_initial

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

98.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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

29.9% 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]

2.7 years

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

0.43 out of 1

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


Funds Investing Together

Accel, Peak Ventures, Mayfield Fund

Funds Investing in Following

BYU Cougar Capital, Peterson Ventures, Accel

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