Simon Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders J. Skyler Fernandes


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Total investments 9
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 1.29
Lead investments 0
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Fashion
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Marketplace
  • Subscription Service

In 2015 was created Simon Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. Simon Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the New York.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bird Rides, FabFitFun, MeUndies. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Developer APIs, Subscription Service. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 participants. Despite the Simon Ventures, startups are often financed by Valor Equity Partners, Upslope Ventures, Upscale. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Upfront Ventures, Thrive Capital, Playfair Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, Tim Armstrong, The Raine Group.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This Simon Ventures works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Simon Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2010.

We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Bustle Digital Group

Media and Entertainment
$30M07 Jun 2019 New York, New York, United States


Advertising Platforms
Big Data
Developer APIs
Developer Tools
Mobile Advertising
Private Social Networking
$33M02 Oct 2018 New York, New York, United States


Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$158M28 Jun 2018 Santa Monica, California, United States


$15M21 Jun 2018 New York, New York, United States

Appear Here

Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate
$12M16 May 2017 London, England, United Kingdom

Iris Nova

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
13 Jan 2017 New York, New York, United States


Real Time
$7M25 Feb 2016 Denver, Colorado, United States


Subscription Service
$3M13 Oct 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States


Subscription Service
$9M02 Sep 2015 California, United States


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