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Sandbox Industries

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Jonathan Pirc Nicholas Rosa Nick Rosa Ryan Schoop


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Total investments 86
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 63
Rounds per year 4.53
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
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Exits 17
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Hospital

Sandbox Industries is the famous VC, which was founded in 2003. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The fund was created by Ryan Schoop. The overall number of key employees were 14.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, Medical. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Change Healthcare, Change Healthcare, Solera Health. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this Sandbox Industries works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2015. When the investment is from Sandbox Industries the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Sandbox Industries, startups are often financed by Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, HLM Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are HLM Venture Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, .406 Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by HLM Venture Partners, SJF Ventures, Oak HC/FT.

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$2M22 Sep 2020 Los Angeles, California, United States

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$6M20 Aug 2019 Virginia, United States


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