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Powerhouse Ventures

Founders Emily Kirsch

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Total investments 56
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 9.33
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Energy
  • Solar
  • SaaS
  • Renewable Energy
Summary

Powerhouse Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2006. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Christchurch. The venture was found in Australia.

When the investment is from Powerhouse Ventures the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Energetic Insurance, Inc., Whatfix, Wondery We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Audio, CleanTech. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Powerhouse Ventures, startups are often financed by Michael Kassan, GSF, Watertower Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Helion Venture Partners, Waverley Capital, Watertower Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Stellaris Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sesame Sustainability

Analytics
Energy
SaaS
$2M11 Jun 2024 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

ThinkLabs AI

$5M23 May 2024 -

SHAED

$5M14 May 2024 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Rock Rabbit

$3M22 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Adaptis Technologies

$1M07 Mar 2023 -

Tyba

Software
Solar
$2M23 Jan 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Axiom Cloud

SaaS
Software
$7M18 Jan 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Audette

B2B
Commercial Real Estate
Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
SaaS
Software
$10M03 Nov 2022 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Liquid Instruments

Electronics
Manufacturing
$28M13 Sep 2022 Canberra, Australia

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Total investments 56
Average round size 3M
Rounds per year 9.33
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 2
Follow on index 0.17
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.94

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sesame Sustainability

Analytics
Energy
SaaS
$2M11 Jun 2024 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

ThinkLabs AI

$5M23 May 2024 -

SHAED

$5M14 May 2024 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Rock Rabbit

$3M22 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Adaptis Technologies

$1M07 Mar 2023 -

Tyba

Software
Solar
$2M23 Jan 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Axiom Cloud

SaaS
Software
$7M18 Jan 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Audette

B2B
Commercial Real Estate
Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
SaaS
Software
$10M03 Nov 2022 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Liquid Instruments

Electronics
Manufacturing
$28M13 Sep 2022 Canberra, Australia
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