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Searchlight Capital Partners

Founders Eric Zinterhofer



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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 1.29
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 17
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Telecommunications
  • Marketing
  • Software
  • Information Technology

Searchlight Capital Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Searchlight Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Spring Lake Equity Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Santander Bank. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Blue Collective.

The fund was created by Eric Zinterhofer. Besides them, we counted 18 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline General Communication, MediaMath, Global Eagle Entertainment Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of more than 20 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Digital Media, ISP.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Searchlight Capital Partners performs on 31 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Searchlight Capital Partners the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 60 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Autonomous Vehicles
Electric Vehicle
Image Recognition
Public Transportation
$64M28 Apr 2021 France, Occitania, France


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Total investments 18
Average round size 150M
Rounds per year 1.29
Peak activity year 2020
Lead investments 10
Follow on index 0.06
Exits 6
Group Appearance index 0.56

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Autonomous Vehicles
Electric Vehicle
Image Recognition
Public Transportation
$64M28 Apr 2021 France, Occitania, France
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