Recruit Strategic Partners

Recruit Strategic Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Mateo


Recruit Strategic Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2008. The primary office of this VC is located in San Mateo. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from Recruit Strategic Partners, start-ups are often funded by Mayfield Fund, btov Partners, Y Combinator and 37 other funds. The fund often co-invests with IA Ventures, Intel Capital, GMO VenturePartners, overall with 9 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, Recruit Co., Ltd, as well as 31 other investors.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 4 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. The fund's activity peaked in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Recruit Strategic Partners is involved in 15 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2015. At the time of investment by Recruit Strategic Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars.

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 7 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Internet, Finance. In addition, there are 21 more industries where it has achieved success. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. Kabbage, ShipBob, Blacklane are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

97.4% of cases

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

4.0% 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]

0.5 years

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

0.3 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Mayfield Fund, btov Partners, Y Combinator

Funds Investing in Following

Y Combinator, Sierra Ventures, Recruit Co., Ltd

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