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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Chris Farmer Ilya Kirnos


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Total investments 195
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 113
Rounds per year 19.50
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence

SignalFire appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the SignalFire, startups are often financed by Kortschak Investments, L.P., Y Combinator, UpWest Labs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kortschak Investments, L.P., Accel, General Catalyst. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by FirstMark, Shasta Ventures, Kortschak Investments, L.P..

This organization was formed by Chris Farmer, Ilya Kirnos. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The average startup value when the investment from SignalFire is 50-100 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this SignalFire performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Artificial Intelligence. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zume Pizza, AnchorFree, Grammarly. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Customer Service
Health Care
$3M15 Dec 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Information Technology
$15M06 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Real Estate
$10M01 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Health Care
$20M15 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Web Design
Web Development
$7M04 Nov 2022 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


$5M31 Oct 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fox Robotics

Industrial Automation
$20M27 Oct 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Grow Therapy

Health Care
Social Impact
$45M29 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States


Productivity Tools
Real Time
$13M19 Sep 2022 Sacramento, California, United States
Grow Therapy plants $15M into helping therapists start their own practices

– Grow Therapy, a behavioral health startup, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by SignalFire and joined by existing investors, including First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and grow its network of therapists.

Explosion snags $6M on $120M valuation to expand machine learning platform

– Explosion, a company that has combined an open source machine learning library with a set of commercial developer tools, announced a $6m Series A.
– The round was led by SignalFire, and the company reported that today’s investment represents 5% of its value.
– Oana Olteanu from SignalFire will be joining the board under the terms of the deal, which includes warrants of $12m in additional investment at the same price.
– The company started in 2016 when Montani met her co-founder, Matthew Honnibal in Berlin where he was working on the spaCy open source machine learning library. Since then, that open source project has been downloaded over 40 million times.


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