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Principal Financial Group

Founders Edward Temple


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Total investments 4
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.03
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Content
  • Enterprise Software
  • Wireless
  • Cloud Management
  • Internet

In 1879 was created Principal Financial Group, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Des Moines.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Principal Financial Group, startups are often financed by MassMutual Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Equity Dynamics, Wells Fargo, Transamerica. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cedar Fund, BP Growth Partners.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Principal Financial Group works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2013.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Palisade Systems, Limelight Health. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Insurance, Health Care. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Limelight Health

Employee Benefits
Health Care
Health Insurance
Personal Health
$33M17 Jan 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

Palisade Systems

Enterprise Software
$2M09 Dec 2009 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Palisade Systems

Enterprise Software
$2M11 Apr 2005 United States, Des Moines

LightEdge Solutions

Cloud Management
Information Technology
$5M23 Apr 2004 Des Moines, Iowa, United States


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