Prelude Ventures, LLC Founded 2013
Founders Nat Simons u200bLaura Baxter-Simons
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Total investments 29
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$26M
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 3.62
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
3D Printing
Advanced Materials
Agriculture
AgTech
Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Energy Storage
Fashion
Food and Beverage
Transportation
Summary

In 2009 was created Prelude Ventures, LLC, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. 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 various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline QuantumScape, Zymergen, Aquion Energy Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Energy, Oil and Gas.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Prelude Ventures, LLC, startups are often financed by Chrysalix Venture Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, Shell Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shell Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Energy Impact Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Capricorn Investment Group, Shell Ventures, GV.

The fund was created by Nat Simons. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The average startup value when the investment from Prelude Ventures, LLC is 1-5 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Prelude Ventures, LLC works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Benson Hill
Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Series C
65M10 Sep 2018 United States, City of Saint Louis
Citrine Informatics
Advanced Materials
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Software
Series B
20M11 Oct 2019 United States, Redwood City
Aquion Energy
CleanTech
Energy
Energy Management
Energy Storage
Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
Series E
36M29 Sep 2014 United States, Pittsburgh
Climax Foods
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Machine Learning
Sustainability
Seed
7M01 Sep 2020 United States, Berkeley
Zymergen
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Bioinformatics
Biotechnology
Machine Learning
Robotics
Series B
130M11 Oct 2016 United States, Emeryville
Citrine Informatics
Advanced Materials
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Software
Series A
7M08 Jun 2017 United States, Redwood City
Citrine Informatics
Advanced Materials
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Software
Seed
05 Sep 2014 United States, Redwood City
Simplus
Business/Productivity Software
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
Systems and Information Management
Seed
555K13 Jul 2015 United States, Salt Lake City
Artemys Foods
Biotechnology
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Venture - Series Unknown
125K10 Jun 2020 Panama, San Francisco
Powerhive
Cloud Computing
Energy
Software
Solar
Series A
20M25 Jan 2016 United States, Berkeley
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