Red Swan Ventures

Red Swan Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York

About

Red Swan Ventures was established in 2011, and is a well known VC. The fund is located in United States, North America. The main office of this VC is situated in New York.

The fund was created by Andy Dunn, Dave Eisenberg. We also identified another 5 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 8-9 participants. Along with Red Swan Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Thrive Capital, Lerer Hippeau, BoxGroup as well as 34 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Bessemer Venture Partners, Collaborative Fund, Y Combinator and also 82 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Founders Fund, Accel, Uncork Capital, as well as 105 other investors.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 2 other countries. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Coinbase, Oscar Health Insurance Co., Cabify. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 19 more areas of investment.

The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 17 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Red Swan Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. In comparison with other funds, Red Swan Ventures makes 4 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

Year Founded

2011

Fund Activity

Operative

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

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

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

13.4% of cases

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

x6

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

4.8 years

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

0.53 out of 1

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

5

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

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Thrive Capital, Lerer Hippeau, BoxGroup

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Founders Fund, Accel, Uncork Capital

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