Pioneer Fund

Founded 2016
Founders Jason Gray

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Total investments 51
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 97
Rounds per year 10.20
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.06
Exits 2
Key employees 14
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Internet
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pry Financials

1
$4M23 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Stacker

Android
Information Technology
iOS
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Software
1
$20M18 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

Khabri

Apps
Audio
1
$2M04 Aug 2021 India, Gurugram

Zingbus

Transportation
1
$5M27 Jul 2021 India, Gurugram

AOA

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
1
$2M28 Jun 2021 United States, Boston

Snackpass

Apps
E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Local
Mobile Apps
Social
Software
1
$70M23 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Terra

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Financial Services
Health Care
1
$2M09 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London

seer

E-Commerce
Retail Technology
SaaS
Software
1
$2M22 Mar 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Bottomless

Big Data
Computer
Information Technology
Software
1
$4M01 Jan 2021 United States, Seattle
News
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. Read more

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