Scale Venture Partners

Scale Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Foster City


Scale Venture Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. The the headquarters of this VC is in Foster City. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are DocuSign, ExactTarget, Omniture. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Analytics, Security. In addition, there are 84 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 3 other countries.

The fund was established by Kate Mitchell, Rory O'Driscoll. Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Besides Scale Venture Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Redpoint, First Round Capital, Data Collective DCVC and 211 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint, GV, the total number of co-investors is 193. The investors in the following rounds are usually Greenspring Associates, Domain Associates, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), and 137 VCs in total.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Scale Venture Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 21 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Scale Venture Partners is involved in 0 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

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_initial, last, first '.' last, first last

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

100.0% 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]

37.0% 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]

4.3 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.29 out of 1

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

0.73 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Redpoint, First Round Capital, Data Collective DCVC

Funds Investing Together

Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint, GV

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