Rough Draft Ventures

Founded 2012
Founders Bilal Zuberi Nitesh Banta Peter Boyce II Zachary Hamed

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Total investments 119
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$417K
Portfolio companies 132
Rounds per year 13.22
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.11
Exits 17
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
  • Internet
  • Machine Learning
Summary

In 2012 was created Rough Draft Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge.

The current fund was established by Bilal Zuberi, Nitesh Banta, Peter Boyce II, Zach Hamed. The overall number of key employees were 4.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Rough Draft Ventures, startups are often financed by MIT delta v, Dorm Room Fund, The Brandery. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, SV Angel, Slow Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Techstars, Sound Ventures.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mark43, Smarking, Sigma Ratings. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Rough Draft Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Yobs

Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Human Resources
Recruiting
1
$2M01 Mar 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Abacus

Blockchain
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Software
n/a
17 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco

Hydrant

Fitness
Food and Beverage
Health Care
Wellness
1
04 Dec 2020 United States, New York

Topicals

Beauty
Cosmetics
Health Care
1
01 Nov 2020 United States, Santa Monica

Toolbox

Construction
Internet
Marketplace
1
14 Sep 2020 United States, New York

Fractal

Cloud Computing
Software
1
$3M06 Sep 2020 United States, New York

Cloud Agronomics

AgTech
Artificial Intelligence
Software
1
$250K22 Jul 2020 United States, Boulder

koodos

Internet
Media and Entertainment
Other Media
1
30 Jun 2020 United States, Boston

Summer​

Financial Services
1
$125K22 Jun 2020 United States, New York

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