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Prism Venture Management

Prism Venture Management

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Headquarters Location

United States, Needham


Prism Venture Management is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1996. This investor is located in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Needham.

This VC was founded by Duane Mason, Robert Fleming. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 3.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. OptiScan Biomedical, Sonian, Colubris Networks are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Wireless, Internet. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 26 more industries for this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Aside from Prism Venture Management, start-ups are often funded by Canaan Partners, Versant Ventures, VenGrowth Asset Management and 61 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are DeNovo Ventures, Canaan Partners, .406 Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 93. The investors in the following rounds are usually Canaan Partners, VenGrowth Asset Management, MPM Capital, and 69 VCs in total.

The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. In real terms, this VC performs 12 percentage points more exits than other funds. Prism Venture Management participates, on average, in 1 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2006. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. When Prism Venture Management invests, the average start-up valuation is 10-50 millions dollars. In 2004, the fund's activity was at its peak.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, last

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

98.3% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

45.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

1.2 years

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

0.9 out of 1

Funds Investing in Following

Canaan Partners, VenGrowth Asset Management, MPM Capital

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