Sigma Partners

Sigma Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston

About

Sigma Partners is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1984. The main office of this VC is situated in Boston. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 5 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Enterprise Software, Internet. In addition, there are 55 more industries where it has achieved success. ChinaCache, DocuSign, Octane Software are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Along with Sigma Partners, start-ups are often financed by Kepha Partners, Ignition Partners, Highland Capital Partners as well as 125 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Kodiak Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, HLM Venture Partners, the total number of co-investors is 164. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by New Enterprise Associates, Jackson Square Ventures, JAFCO Asia, out of 155 investors from our database.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2010. In comparison with other funds, Sigma Partners makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 6 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The fund's activity peaked in 2008. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Sigma Partners is 50-100 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 3.

Year Founded

1984

Fund Activity

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: sigmapartners.com; User name format in descending order of probability: last, first, first last, first last_initial, first_initial last

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

96.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

51.5% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x11.6

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5.1 years

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

0.4 out of 1

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

9

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

1

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