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Riot Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Stephen Marcus Will Coffield


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Total investments 19
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 3.80
Lead investments 0
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Exits 1
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Machine Learning

Riot Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The main department of described VC is located in the Los Angeles. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund was created by Stephen Marcus, Will Coffield. We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The average startup value when the investment from Riot Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2016. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Precious Metals, Point of Sale. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sentenai, Simbe Robotics, System1 Biosciences. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Riot Ventures, startups are often financed by Lowe's Ventures, GV, Future Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vijay Pradeep, Tiger Global Management, TCV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venrock, Valo Ventures, TechNexus Venture Collaborative.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Shield AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Mechanical Engineering
National Security
$90M09 Jun 2022 San Diego, California, United States

Rugged Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Real Estate
$9M23 Mar 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Mobile Apps
Real Time
$200M21 Jan 2022 Lehi, Utah, United States

Parallel Systems

$49M19 Jan 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Elementary Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$30M16 Dec 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Information Technology
Product Design
$4M18 Nov 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$1M30 Apr 2021 Walnut, California, United States


$6M13 Apr 2021 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Industrial Engineering
$4M18 Mar 2021 Massachusetts, United States


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