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Pioneer Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jason Gray


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Total investments 153
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 121
Rounds per year 25.50
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 14
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology

Pioneer Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. When the investment is from Pioneer Fund the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Pioneer Fund performs on 27 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Education. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. 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 most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Grin Scooters, Allure Systems, NexGenT. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Jason Gray. The overall number of key employees were 14.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Pioneer Fund, startups are often financed by Soma Capital, 500 Startups, Wei Guo. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VentureSouq, Locus Ventures, Eric Kwan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Soma Capital, Locus Ventures.

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Notable deals

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Bite Ninja

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$11M21 Aug 2022 San Jose, California, United States

Persephone Biosciences

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$15M19 Jul 2022 San Diego, California, United States

The Ankler

$1M21 Jun 2022 -

Forcyte Biotechnologies

Health Care
01 Jun 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Engage Bio

$3M01 May 2022 San Carlos, California, United States


Financial Services
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$3M19 Apr 2022 Gurgaon, Haryana, India


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$8M14 Apr 2022 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico


Supply Chain Management
$6M07 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States


Advanced Materials
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Oil and Gas
$43M15 Mar 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pry Financials raises $4.2M to make startup accounting more approachable

– Pry Financials, a startup that wants to make startup finances approachable for its entire team, not just the people in charge of its accounting spreadsheets, raised $4.2m funding.
– The round was led by Global Founders Capital, Pioneer Fund, NOMO VC, Liquid2 and Hyphen Capital.
– The company was founded by Alex Sailer, Tiffany Wong, Hayden Jensen and Andy Su.
– It was launched in March and has more than 200 customers.


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