Slow Ventures

Founded 2009
Founders Dave Morin Kevin Colleran Sam Lessin Scott Marlette Will Quist


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Total investments 448
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 243
Rounds per year 24.75
Lead investments 27
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 77

Areas of investment

  • Angel Investment
  • Finance
  • Venture Capital

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Trading Platform
Early Stage Venture
8M09 Jun 2021 United States, Mountain View

Chia Network

Late Stage Venture
61M24 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

28M20 Apr 2021

6M15 Apr 2021


Business Intelligence
Communications Infrastructure
4M08 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco

Iron Fish

5M06 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco

Avanti Financial Group

Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
37M25 Mar 2021 United States, Cheyenne


Artificial Intelligence
Human Resources
Network Security
Early Stage Venture
6M18 Mar 2021 United States, New York

Early Stage Venture
12M11 Mar 2021
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, th... Read more
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... Read more


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