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RockPort Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David J. Prend William James


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Total investments 104
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 4.33
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Oil and Gas
  • Electronics

RockPort Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 1998. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Boston.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the RockPort Capital, startups are often financed by Nth Power, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kleiner Perkins, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Nth Power, DFJ, Intel Capital.

The fund was created by David J. Prend, William James. Besides them, we counted 14 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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 has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Solyndra, Think Global, Streetline. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Electronics, Software. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2012. The high activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this RockPort Capital performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from RockPort Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Electronics
Enterprise Software
Mobile Devices
$24M11 Jan 2022 California, United States

NewLeaf Symbiotics

$20M24 Feb 2020 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Real Estate
$1M23 Jul 2019 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Electric Vehicle
$29M26 Oct 2017 San Diego, California, United States

Honest Buildings

Commercial Real Estate
Information Technology
Real Estate
$13M11 Oct 2017 New York, New York, United States

NewLeaf Symbiotics

$30M10 Jul 2017 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Internet of Things
Smart Building
$25M29 Feb 2016 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Renovate America

Energy Efficiency
Financial Services
$90M01 Oct 2015 San Diego, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
Enterprise Software
Mobile Devices
$8M02 Aug 2015 California, United States


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