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Playground Global

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bruce Leak Matt Hershenson Peter Barrett


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Total investments 99
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 14.14
Lead investments 27
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware
  • Health Care

Playground Global is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Playground Global, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Matrix Partners, iRobot. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Redpoint, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Redpoint.

The typical startup value when the investment from Playground Global is 50-100 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Playground Global works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 38 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Consumer Electronics. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Relativity Space, Nauto, Skydio. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The current fund was established by Andy Rubin, Bruce Leak, Matt Hershenson, Peter Barrett. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$45M01 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Ultima Genomics

Health Care
Life Science
$600M31 May 2022 Newark, California, United States

Agility Robotics

Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
$150M22 Apr 2022 Albany, Oregon, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Infrastructure
Data Center
$44M20 Apr 2022 Santa Clara, California, United States

Leaf Logistics

Supply Chain Management
$37M14 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Leaf Logistics

Supply Chain Management
$37M09 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Mangata Networks

Communications Infrastructure
Satellite Communication
$33M11 Jan 2022 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

RightHand Robotics

Information Technology
Supply Chain Management
$19M15 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Universal Hydrogen

$62M14 Oct 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States
Lacuna Technologies announces $16 million Series A round led by Xplorer Capital Management

– Lacuna Technologies announced a $16m Series A funding round.
– The new funding comes on the heels of $17.5m in seed funding and brings the total investment in Lacuna to $33.5m.
– The round was led by Xplorer Capital Management LLC and also includes Playground Global.
– Lacuna will use the proceeds of the round to expand its product offerings and scale its business to new markets.

Artificial Raises $21.5M to Accelerate Life Science Breakthroughs

– Artificial, a software company providing a first-of-its-kind lab automation platform, announced the close of their $21.5M Series A investment round.
– The round was led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, along with Playground Global and AME Cloud Ventures.
– Artificial will use the investment to accelerate product development, expand their world-class team, and further their life science partnerships so that scientific breakthroughs can happen faster and more efficiently.


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