Second Century Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Bob Goldberg Dale Stinton


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Total investments 184
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 128
Rounds per year 14.15
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
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Exits 18
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • FinTech
  • Commercial Real Estate

The main department of described VC is located in the Chicago. The venture was found in North America in United States. Second Century Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline DocuSign,, DialogTech We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Financial Services. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The overall number of key employees were 5.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2016. The typical startup value when the investment from Second Century Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Second Century Ventures performs on 16 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 36 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2 partakers. Despite the Second Century Ventures, startups are often financed by Sigma Partners, Ignition Partners, Frazier Technology Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are REach, WestRiver Group, LLC, Steve Morgan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by REach, Salesforce Ventures, Lighter Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Real Estate
$3M12 Apr 2022 San Diego, California, United States

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Home Renovation
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
11 Apr 2022 Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Commercial Real Estate
Data Storage
Real Estate
$4M02 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States


Commercial Real Estate
Home Renovation
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$65M18 Jan 2022 Maryland, United States


Real Estate
$60M23 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States


Real Estate
Social Media
11 Sep 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Commercial Insurance
Commercial Real Estate
Knowledge Management
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Productivity Tools
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$10M26 May 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


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Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$1M20 May 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Home Services
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$50M19 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Insurtech startup Obie raises $10.7M Series A led by Battery Ventures

– Obie, an insurtech platform for landlords, raised $10.7m in a Series A funding round led by Battery Ventures.
Thomvest Ventures, Funders Club, MetaProp and Second Century Ventures also participated in the financing.
– The company offers instant quotes (by instant, they mean in about three to five minutes).
– The company claims to save policyholders up to 25-30% compared to other insurance premiums.

Proptech Company Plunk Raises $6.5 Million

– Plunk is a mobile app that uses AI and machine-learning to help homeowners make smarter decisions to increase their home’s value.
– The company raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Seattle-based Unlock Ventures with participation from institutional investors including Sony Innovation Fund, Plug and Play Ventures, Vectr Fintech Partners, and Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors).


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