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Precursor Ventures

Founders Charles Hudson

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Total investments 364
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 270
Rounds per year 40.44
Lead investments 23
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 13
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • SaaS
Summary

Precursor Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Precursor Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Right Side Capital Management, NFX. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Social Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Halogen Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, NFX, Wavemaker Partners.

The typical startup value when the investment from Precursor Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Precursor Ventures performs on 26 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ 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 Passport, Butterfly.ai, SafeChain. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Charles Hudson. The overall number of key employees were 3.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nomad Homes

Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
Trading Platform
$20M24 Oct 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

QuoteMachine

E-Commerce
Retail Technology
SaaS
Sales Automation
Software
$3M17 Oct 2023 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

StretchDollar

Financial Services
Health Insurance
Insurance
$1M26 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Crate

Artificial Intelligence
Database
Internet
$5M23 Aug 2023 Los Angeles, California, United States

Roadway

$3M15 Aug 2023 San Rafael, California, United States

Lion Pose

Beauty
Cosmetics
Women's
$3M17 Jul 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Upwage

$7M01 Jul 2023 -

SmartPass

EdTech
Facilities Support Services
Software
16 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Glystn

Audio
Media and Entertainment
$4M15 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Shop Latinx, the First Curated and Leading Marketplace for the Latinx Community, Announces Close of Initial $1 Million Pre-Seed VC Funding

– Shop Latinx raised $1M in funding from investment partners Precursor Ventures, Backstage Capital, Debut Capital, 2PM, Humble Ventures, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Silicon Hills Capital, Techstars, among several other consumer angel investors.
– Shop Latinx has experienced exponential growth since its founding by entrepreneur Brittany Chavez in 2016, from a fan favorite Instagram account championing Latinx brands, designers and their stories to a full e-commerce marketplace boasting a community with over 100,000 highly engaged fans.
– Shop Latinx now features over 600 intentionally curated one-of-a-kind products from over 30 brands from brilliant creators and entrepreneurs with rich stories.

DocSpace Raises $1.2M in Funding

– DocSpace is a digital health commerce platform for clinicians to start, manage, and grow tech-enabled private practices.
– The company raised $1.2m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Slauson & Co., with participation from Precursor Ventures, Acrew Capital’s Scout Fund, SputnikATX Ventures, and angel investors Nathan Baschez, Sonia Baschez, Nikhil Krishnan, and Eliana Murillo.
– The company intends to use the funds to build out DocSpace Pay, an integrated one-click checkout healthcare payments experience for patients and clinicians.

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Total investments 364
Average round size 3M
Rounds per year 40.44
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 23
Follow on index 0.25
Exits 13
Group Appearance index 0.74

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nomad Homes

Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
Trading Platform
$20M24 Oct 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

QuoteMachine

E-Commerce
Retail Technology
SaaS
Sales Automation
Software
$3M17 Oct 2023 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

StretchDollar

Financial Services
Health Insurance
Insurance
$1M26 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Crate

Artificial Intelligence
Database
Internet
$5M23 Aug 2023 Los Angeles, California, United States

Roadway

$3M15 Aug 2023 San Rafael, California, United States

Lion Pose

Beauty
Cosmetics
Women's
$3M17 Jul 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Upwage

$7M01 Jul 2023 -

SmartPass

EdTech
Facilities Support Services
Software
16 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Glystn

Audio
Media and Entertainment
$4M15 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States
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