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Robertson Stephens Partners

Investor type Investment Bank
Founders Sanford Robertson


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Total investments 22
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 0.50
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
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Exits 9
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • FinTech

In 1978 was created Robertson Stephens Partners, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline PayPal, Puma Technology, Everypath Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Telecommunications. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund was created by Sanford Robertson.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The top activity for fund was in 2000. The average startup value when the investment from Robertson Stephens Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Robertson Stephens Partners performs on 16 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 participants. Despite the Robertson Stephens Partners, startups are often financed by Sevin Rosen Funds, Star Ventures, Poalim Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Dain Rauscher Wessels, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Goldman Sachs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Baseline Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Shea Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sun Basket

Organic Food
$11M19 May 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


12 Mar 2002 -


Industrial Automation
Intelligent Systems
$30M01 Feb 2002 Aliso Viejo, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Real Time
$36M01 Jan 2001 Miami, Florida, United States

Lara Networks

Information Technology
Innovation Management
Product Design
$40M23 Oct 2000 San Jose, California, United States

Chiaro Networks

$100M25 Sep 2000 Richardson, Texas, United States

IPG Photonics

Industrial Manufacturing
$80M21 Sep 2000 Massachusetts, United States


$60M09 Aug 2000 San Jose, California, United States

Tenor Networks

Developer Tools
Optical Communication
$93M01 Aug 2000 Massachusetts, United States


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