Rustic Canyon Partners

Rustic Canyon Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Santa Monica


Rustic Canyon Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1999. The the headquarters of this VC is in Santa Monica. The fund is located in United States, North America.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Dollar Shave Club, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Trion Worlds. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Gaming, CleanTech. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 28 more areas of investment.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 9 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. In comparison with other funds, Rustic Canyon Partners makes 0 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2006. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. At the time of investment by Rustic Canyon Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2006.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Aside from Rustic Canyon Partners, start-ups are often funded by Trinity Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Mayfield Fund and 35 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Venrock, Mayfield Fund, New Enterprise Associates and also 67 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Venrock, Trinity Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and 27 VCs in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

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

98.0% of cases

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


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

37.3% of cases

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


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

3.8 years

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

0.15 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Trinity Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Mayfield Fund

Funds Investing in Following

Venrock, Trinity Ventures, New Enterprise Associates

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