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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Polychain is the renowned VC, which was created in 2016. The fund is located in United States, North America. The main office of this VC is situated in San Francisco.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 8 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Coinbase, DFINITY, Kik Interactive are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Finance, Software. In addition, there are 14 more industries where it has achieved success.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 6-7 participants. Aside from Polychain, start-ups are often funded by Kindred Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and 11 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Andreessen Horowitz, MetaStable Capital, Naval Ravikant, overall with 37 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Andreessen Horowitz, Naval Ravikant, MetaStable Capital, and 14 VCs in total.

The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In real terms, this VC performs 17 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. At the time of investment by Polychain, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. This fund was the most active in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

This VC was founded by Olaf Carlson-Wee. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 3.

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

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

100.0% 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]

12.8% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

10.4 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.71 out of 1

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

0.5 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Kindred Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital

Funds Investing Together

Andreessen Horowitz, MetaStable Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Andreessen Horowitz, MetaStable Capital

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