S3 Ventures

Founded 2005

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Total investments 70
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 40
Rounds per year 4.38
Lead investments 23
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 18
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
Summary

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

Buildforce

Construction
SaaS
Software
$4M11 Aug 2021 Houston, Texas, United States

Saranas

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
$12M19 Jul 2021 Houston, Texas, United States

Consumer Electronics
$8M05 Apr 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States

HYAS

Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Network Management Software
Network Security
Security
Systems and Information Management
$16M25 Feb 2021 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Career Planning
Education
Recruiting
Software
$2M02 Feb 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

IFM Restoration

Building Maintenance
Property Management
Real Estate
$10M08 Apr 2020 United States, Dallas

Atmosphere

TV
Video Streaming
$13M02 Apr 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Chrono.gg

Computer
Gaming
PC Games
$5M28 Jan 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Levelset

Cloud Data Services
Construction
FinTech
Payments
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Security
Software
$30M20 Dec 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
News
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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