Slow Ventures

Slow Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco

About

Slow Ventures was established in 2009, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 other investors. Besides Slow Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Techstars, SOSV, Kleiner Perkins and 305 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Redpoint, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 336. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures, out of 286 investors from our database.

At the time of investment by Slow Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, Slow Ventures makes 12 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2015. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points less exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 87 more areas of investment. Airbnb, Twitter, Slack Technologies are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 5 other locations. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund was created by Dave Morin, Kevin Colleran, Sam Lessin. We also identified another 5 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded

2009

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: slow.co; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

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

99.5% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

>24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

17.0% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x6.3

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4 years

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

0.93 out of 1

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

19

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

4

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

6

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Techstars, SOSV, Kleiner Perkins

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