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Pillar Companies

Founders Jamie Goldstein Russ Wilcox Sarah Hodges Yvonne Hao

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Total investments 127
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 67
Rounds per year 15.88
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.46
Exits 6
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
Summary

Pillar Companies appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Food and Beverage, CRM. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline PathAI, Algorand, Soofa

The fund was created by Jamie Goldstein, Russ Wilcox, Sarah Hodges.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 21 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2017.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Pillar Companies, startups are often financed by LAUNCH, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Rising Tide, Refactor Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by General Catalyst, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, VLane Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Biopharma
Biotechnology
Information Technology
07 May 2024 Foster City, California, United States

Adaptilens

$17M29 Apr 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Fluent Metal

3D Technology
Industrial
Industrial Engineering
$3M14 Mar 2024 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Verve Motion

Logistics
Public Safety
Supply Chain Management
$20M13 Dec 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Yard Stick PBC

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$10M17 Aug 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

SphereX

Blockchain
Network Security
$8M09 Aug 2023 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Amber Bio

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$26M03 Aug 2023 -

Range Biotechnologies

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$5M12 Jun 2023 San Carlos, California, United States

Entrée

Apps
Food and Beverage
Restaurants
$2M15 Mar 2023 -
News
Delivery startup Refraction AI raises $4.2M to expand service areas

– Refraction AI, a company developing semi-autonomous delivery robots, today announced that it raised $4.2 million in seed funding led by Pillar VC.
– Refraction says that the proceeds will be used for customer acquisition, geographic expansion, and product development well into the next year.
– The worsening COVID-19 health crisis in much of the U.S. seems likely to hasten the adoption of self-guided robots and drones for goods transportation. They require disinfection, which companies like Kiwibot, Starship Technologies, and Postmates are conducting manually with sanitation teams. But in some cases, delivery rovers like Refraction’s could minimize the risk of spreading disease.

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Total investments 127
Average round size 16M
Rounds per year 15.88
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 7
Follow on index 0.46
Exits 6
Group Appearance index 0.69

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cache

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Information Technology
07 May 2024 Foster City, California, United States

Adaptilens

$17M29 Apr 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Fluent Metal

3D Technology
Industrial
Industrial Engineering
$3M14 Mar 2024 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Verve Motion

Logistics
Public Safety
Supply Chain Management
$20M13 Dec 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Yard Stick PBC

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$10M17 Aug 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

SphereX

Blockchain
Network Security
$8M09 Aug 2023 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Amber Bio

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$26M03 Aug 2023 -

Range Biotechnologies

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$5M12 Jun 2023 San Carlos, California, United States

Entrée

Apps
Food and Beverage
Restaurants
$2M15 Mar 2023 -
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