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Root Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Avidan Ross


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Total investments 82
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 40
Rounds per year 9.11
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things

In 2013 was created Root Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Root Ventures, startups are often financed by SOSV, Y Combinator, Jackson Square Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SOSV, Haystack, Spark Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SOSV, HAX, Spark Capital.

The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Root Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Root Ventures works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The current fund was established by Avidan Ross. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise, Machine Learning. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Seismic, Nordsense, Instrumental. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$9M19 Aug 2022 Eugene, Oregon, United States

Oma Fertility

Health Care
$29M21 Jun 2022 Santa Barbara, California, United States


Electric Vehicle
Energy Management
Internet of Things
$15M19 May 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dusty Robotics

Real Estate
$45M10 May 2022 Mountain View, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$65M28 Apr 2022 -

Nautilus Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Marine Transportation
$34M16 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Apps
$15M24 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Electronics
Independent Music
Machine Learning
Media and Entertainment
Music Label
Music Streaming
$50M16 Feb 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Data Integration
$40M10 Feb 2022 Redwood City, California, United States
CruxOCM Raises $9M Total in Venture Financing; Latest Led by Bullpen Capital

– CruxOCM is the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA™) for control room operations.
– The company has raised $6M in venture financing to fuel growth.
– The recent round was led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Angular Ventures, Root Ventures, Golden Ventures, Cendana Capital and Industry Ventures.
– The capital will be used to grow the company’s product lines, increase the efficiency of its installation process, and continue expanding its team across North America.

Construction robotics firm Dusty raises $16.5M

– Dusty Robotics, a construction robotics company, raised $16.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Canaan Partners and featured NextGen Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Root Ventures and Cantos Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and product line.


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