Silver Lake Partners

Silver Lake Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


Silver Lake Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1999. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Along with Silver Lake Partners, start-ups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Kleiner Perkins as well as 49 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Andreessen Horowitz, Silver Lake Sumeru, Sequoia Capital, the total number of co-investors is 11. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Tenaya Capital, RBC Capital Markets, Presidio Ventures, out of 10 investors from our database.

The fund was established by David Roux, Glenn Hutchins, Jim Davidson, Roger McNamee. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 87 more areas of investment. 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. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Alibaba, Ant Financial, Didi Chuxing. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The fund's activity peaked in 2018. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. At the time of investment by Silver Lake Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 31 percentage points more exits than other funds. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2011. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. Silver Lake Partners participates, on average, in 9 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

94.7% 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]

5.0% 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]

8.2 years

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

0.85 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Kleiner Perkins

Funds Investing in Following

Tenaya Capital, RBC Capital Markets, Presidio Ventures

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