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Slow Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Dave Morin Kevin Colleran Sam Lessin Scott Marlette Will Quist


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Total investments 547
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 397
Rounds per year 39.07
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 97
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Health Care
  • Mobile
  • Apps

In 2009 was created Slow Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Slow Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Slow Ventures performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The fund was created by Dave Morin, Kevin Colleran, Sam Lessin. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Slow Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, SOSV, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Redpoint, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Airbnb, Twitter, Slack Technologies. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, SaaS.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Product Science

Mobile Apps
$18M04 Jan 2023 Los Angeles, California, United States

Telegraph System

Machine Learning
$10M06 Dec 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Supply Chain Management
$6M29 Nov 2022 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Return Protocol

$2M04 Nov 2022 Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Ottr Finance

$3M20 Oct 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Personal Finance
Space Travel
$10M13 Oct 2022 California, United States

Lit Protocol

$13M22 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Fair Square Medicare

Health Care
Health Insurance
$15M25 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
Mobile Apps
$14M18 Aug 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States
TikTok and Snap alums launch, a social music creation app, with $4M in seed funding

– Social music app launches on iOS and announces its $4m seed round from investors including Greycroft, Chicago Ventures, Slow Ventures, firstminute, Steven Galanis, Randi Zuckerberg, YouTuber Mr. Beasts’ Night media, Spotify’s first CMO Sophia Bendz, Cyan Banister, artist T-Pain and music industry veteran Zach Katz, among others.
– The app lets users create, own and share music that they can create using just their phone.
– Users can upload their own beat or select an existing beat from another user, then add vocals (voice effects and somewhat corny lyric generators are available if you’re shy), and then add a visual from Giphy.

Solo Announces Seed Fundraising of $5.3M to Empower App-Based Gig Workers With Performance Data to Achieve Their Own Financial Goals

– Solo is an innovative platform for app-based gig workers, announced that it has raised $5.3 million in a seed round.
– The funding, led by Slow Ventures, will be used to fuel its ongoing development and go-to-market efforts.
– Solo tracks data across multiple gig platforms, including Uber, Doordash and Instacart, to provide city-level pay and performance benchmarks, including hour-by-hour earnings predictions that Solo guarantees, making up the difference if pay is less.
– Solo’s mission is to help workers optimize their time and maximize their income by leveraging community insights to power earnings predictions and dynamic income guarantees.
– Solo is bringing transparency to the gig economy and giving workers the information and power to earn more.


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