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Riverwood Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Chris Varelas Francisco Alvarez-Demalde Jeff Parks Nicholas Brathwaite


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Total investments 81
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 5.40
Lead investments 20
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 18
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics

The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Menlo Park.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight GoPro, Nutanix, 99. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Employment, Product Design.

The typical startup value when the investment from Riverwood Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Riverwood Capital works on 8 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 62 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Riverwood Capital, startups are often financed by Tiger Global Management, Tenaya Capital, Sequoia Capital India. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ff Venture Capital, NewSpring Capital, Level Equity. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Endeavor Catalyst, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Inc., Qualcomm Ventures.

The fund was created by Francisco Alvarez-Demalde. The overall number of key employees were 16.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Social Media
Social Network
$55M20 Dec 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Customer Service
Information Technology
Technical Support
$55M14 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$40M07 Nov 2022 Miami, Florida, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Data Integration
Machine Learning
$123M02 Nov 2022 Redwood City, California, United States


Big Data
Customer Service
Information Technology
$49M29 Sep 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Mobile Payments
$35M04 Aug 2022 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Conductor Technology

Credit Cards
Financial Services
Information Technology
$110M12 May 2022 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Digital Marketing
Lead Management
$121M28 Feb 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Artificial Intelligence
Human Resources
Machine Learning
$95M31 Jan 2022 Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil’s Petlove raises $150M from Riverwood, SoftBank to sell pet products and services online

– Petlove&Co, a São Paulo-based digital platform for products and services for the pet market, announced that it has raised about $150 million (R$750 million) in a funding round led by Riverwood Capital.
– The round is nearly double that of what Petlove has raised in its history.
– The company started its life as PetSuperMarket when it was founded in 1999 in the early days of the internet.
– The company continues to operate an online store offering a wide range of pet products and services.

Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

– B2B payments platform Nium raised $200m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Riverwood Capital and joined by Temasek, Visa, Vertex Ventures, Atinum Capital, Beacon Venture Capital and Rocket Capital Investment.
– Including the new funding, Nium has raised $300m to date.


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