Rose Park Advisors

Rose Park Advisors

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston

About

Rose Park Advisors is the renowned VC, which was created in 2006. The the headquarters of this VC is in Boston. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Along with Rose Park Advisors, start-ups are often financed by Peterson Ventures, PC Squared, LLC, Maverick Ventures as well as 16 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Maveron, Maverick Ventures, Union Square Ventures and also 16 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Maverick Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Sequoia Capital, out of 16 investors from our database.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Coupang, DocuSign, Gusto. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Manufacturing, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 19 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 3 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 6 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. In comparison with other funds, Rose Park Advisors makes 23 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. When Rose Park Advisors invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars.

The fund was established by Clayton Christensen, Matthew Christensen. Besides the listed founders, we have found 2 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded

2006

Fund Activity

Operative

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

78.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

1-3

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

35.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x15

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.4 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

3

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Peterson Ventures, PC Squared, LLC, Maverick Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Maverick Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Sequoia Capital

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