Sevin Rosen Funds

Sevin Rosen Funds

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Headquarters Location

United States, Dallas


Sevin Rosen Funds is the renowned VC, which was created in 1981. The main office of this VC is situated in Dallas. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. NetLogic Microsystems, Splunk, Xtera are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Enterprise Software, Telecommunications. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 29 more areas of investment.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with Sevin Rosen Funds, start-ups are often financed by Menlo Ventures, CenterPoint Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates as well as 82 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Oak Investment Partners, Intel Capital, H.I.G. Capital and also 114 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Rho Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Rho Capital Partners, as well as 96 other investors.

At the time of investment by Sevin Rosen Funds, a typical start-up valuation would be 50-100 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has the average number of exits. In comparison with other funds, Sevin Rosen Funds makes 1 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In 2000, the fund's activity was at its peak. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2009.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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_initial last, first last, first last_initial, last, first

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

98.8% 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]

39.3% 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]

5.3 years

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

0.33 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Following

Rho Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Rho Capital Partners

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