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R7 Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ben Buettell Tyler Engh


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Total investments 22
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 2.75
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Robotics
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Wellness

R7 Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Ben Buettell, Tyler Engh. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Food and Beverage. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline AEye, Carrot, Tanvas

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from R7 Partners is 10-50 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the R7 Partners, startups are often financed by TandemLaunch, Strong Ventures, Intersouth Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Khosla Ventures, WI Harper Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Taiwania Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Intel Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer APIs
$3M11 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Iron Ox

Green Building
Machine Learning
$53M22 Sep 2021 California, United States


Financial Services
Non Profit
$10M26 Jul 2021 San Jose, California, United States


$55M06 May 2021 Oregon, United States


Industrial Engineering
$40M15 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Marine Technology
$8M10 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States

Iron Ox

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$20M09 Sep 2020 California, United States


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Oculii Raises $55M in Series B Funding

– Oculii, a maker of high-resolution commercial imaging 4D radar, raised $55M in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Catapult Ventures and Conductive Ventures, with participation from Taiwania Capital, Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG), HELLA Ventures, PHI-Zoyi Capital, R7 Partners, VectoIQ, ACVC Partners, Mesh Ventures, SV Tech Ventures, Schox Ventures, and Signature Bank.
– The new funding will be used to scale and deliver on demand of Tier-1’s and OEMs globally.

Xwing Raises $40M at $400M Valuation

– Xwing, a San Francisco, CA-based automation company for aviation, raised $40m in funding at a $400m valuation.
– The round was led by Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from ACME Capital, Loup Ventures, R7 Partners, Eniac Ventures, Alven Capital and Array Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale the company’s innovation and team.


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