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Social Starts

Investor type Micro VC
Founders William Lohse

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Total investments 453
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 340
Rounds per year 45.30
Lead investments 9
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 51
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Mobile
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 2012 was created Social Starts, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Epic!, Stratifyd, Grovo. The fund has no specific favorite 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 successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Artificial Intelligence.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 19 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Comparing to the other companies, this Social Starts performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Social Starts is 5-10 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Social Starts, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars New York City Accelerator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Eniac Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, TSVC. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Eniac Ventures, GV, Y Combinator.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

PhableCare

Health Care
Internet
Mobile Apps
Personal Health
$24M11 Apr 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Epicore Biosystems

Health Care
Medical Device
$9M09 Feb 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

RIDE Capital

Asset Management
FinTech
Software
Wealth Management
$1M27 Sep 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Mae

Health Care
Wellness
Women's
$1M14 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States

Novel Farms, Inc.

Biotechnology
Food and Beverage
Manufacturing
Retail
$1M31 Aug 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

GOURMEY

Food and Beverage
Life Science
$10M14 Jul 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Beam Health

Health Care
$1M20 May 2021 New York, New York, United States

$3M18 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Copper Cow Coffee

Agriculture
Coffee
Food and Beverage
$8M04 May 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States
News
Flexbase Closes $2.5M in Pre-Seed Funding

– Flexbase, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an automated payment platform for contractors and the construction industry, raised $2.5M pre-seed funding.
– The company intends to use the funds to support the platform’s continued growth and innovation, and to expand the size of its workforce.
– Backers include Hustle Fund, Suffolk Technologies, Equipment Share, Romulus Capital, Chapter One, Banana Capital, Social Starts, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and Sriram Krishnan.

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