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S3 Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 90
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 5.29
Lead investments 24
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 18
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech

In 2007 was created S3 Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Austin. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Pivot3, Alkami Technology, OutboundEngine The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Advertising, Mobile.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the S3 Ventures, startups are often financed by Austin Ventures, Silverton Partners, Mesirow Financial. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Silverton Partners, Argonaut Private Equity, HealthpointCapital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Argonaut Private Equity, HealthpointCapital, Silverton Partners.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 40 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this S3 Ventures performs on 3 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Business Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$12M26 Oct 2022 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

ZSuite Technologies

Financial Services
$11M04 Aug 2022 Burlington, Massachusetts, United States


Industrial Automation
$1M13 Jul 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Information Technology
$9M02 Jun 2022 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


$5M25 May 2022 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Civic Eagle

$10M11 May 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Ictero Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$6M29 Apr 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


$5M15 Mar 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Health Care
Information Technology
$15M10 Feb 2022 Austin, Texas, United States
UpEquity Closes $50M Series B Funding Round to Democratize Homebuying

– UpEquity has closed a $50m Series B funding round led by S3 Ventures with $20m in equity and $30m in debt.
Next Coast Ventures also participated in the round, along with BP Capital Management, Alumni Ventures, Gaingels, Launchpad Capital and Early Light Ventures.
– UpEquity has seen year-over-year revenue growth of 500% and has raised a total of $77m to date.
– The company anticipates originating more than $1bn in mortgages over the next 12 months.
S3 Ventures Partner Charlie Plauche will be joining the UpEquity board.
– UpEquity is part of a new class of startups called Power Buyers that are enabling homebuyers to make all-cash offers.

Buildforce Raises $4M in Funding

– Buildforce is a career lifecycle platform provider.
– The company raised $4m in funding.
– The round was led by TDF Ventures with participation from Mercury and S3 Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth through continued product innovation and expanded go-to-market efforts.


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