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Scale Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Kate Mitchell Rory O'Driscoll


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Total investments 288
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 142
Rounds per year 13.09
Lead investments 60
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 68
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology

Scale Venture Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Foster City.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Scale Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Redpoint, First Round Capital, Data Collective DCVC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint, GV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Greenspring Associates, Domain Associates, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP).

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Security. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DocuSign, ExactTarget, Omniture. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The current fund was established by Kate Mitchell, Rory O'Driscoll. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Scale Venture Partners works on 0 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 21 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The average startup value when the investment from Scale Venture Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Spot AI

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Internet of Things
$40M17 Nov 2022 Los Altos, California, United States


$14M15 Nov 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel


Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Network Security
$31M03 Oct 2022 Virginia, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Information Systems
Information Technology
$10M29 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Data Services
Management Information Systems
$50M27 Sep 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States


Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
$70M06 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$36M03 Jun 2022 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Supply Chain Management
$70M25 May 2022 Carlsbad, California, United States

Dusty Robotics

Real Estate
$45M10 May 2022 Mountain View, California, United States
Matillion raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation for its low-code approach to integrating disparate data sources

– Matillion, a startup that helps companies harness their data, raised $150m in funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– The company has hundreds of enterprise customers, including Western Union, FOX, Sony, Slack, National Grid, Peet’s Coffee and Cisco.
– The startup was founded in Manchester (it now also has a base in Denver), and this makes it one of a handful of tech startups out of the city — others we’ve recently covered include The Hut Group, Peak AI and Fractory — now hitting the big leagues and helping to put it on the innovation map as an urban center to watch.

Papaya Global Raises $250 Million in Series D Funding at $3.7 Billion Valuation

– Papaya Global announced a $250m Series D funding round.
– The round was led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners and joined by Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors Greenoaks Capital, IVP, Scale Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Alkeon Capital, Workday Ventures, Access Industries and Group 11.
– Funding will be used to continue Papaya’s rapid expansion and accelerate the recruitment of rapidly growing companies (pre/post IPO) and Fortune 5000 clients.
– Papaya, the global people management platform for the remote work era – which tripled its revenue in 2020 – provides a radically simple solution for managing and paying all types of global workers in full compliance, from onboarding to payments, in over 140 countries.


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