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Sound Ventures

Founders Ashton Kutcher Guy Oseary

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Total investments 206
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$45M
Portfolio companies 149
Rounds per year 22.89
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.27
Exits 14
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • Internet
Summary

Sound Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2012. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Los Angeles. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Guy Oseary. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Sound Ventures, startups are often financed by SV Angel, Thrive Capital, General Catalyst. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Thrive Capital, SV Angel. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Thrive Capital, Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures.

The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Sound Ventures works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Sound Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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 Apps, Internet. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. 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 popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zenefits, Bird Rides, GitLab.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Matter.

Recycling
Waste Management
Water Purification
$10M09 Aug 2023 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Conductive.ai

Information Technology
Software
02 Aug 2023 Central, Hong Kong, China

RADAR

Computer Vision
E-Commerce
Retail
RFID
Wireless
$30M13 Jul 2023 New York, New York, United States

Sound

Blockchain
Music
$20M12 Jul 2023 -

Anthropic

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$450M23 May 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Metalink

$6M15 Mar 2023 Los Angeles, California, United States

CHOOOSE

CleanTech
Developer APIs
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Software
$18M13 Jan 2023 Oslo, Norway

Pearpop

Internet
Marketplace
Music
Social Media
$18M29 Nov 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

LearnLux

Education
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
$10M29 Sep 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
News
Rose Technology Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Rose Technology from NYC develops a platform for companies to collect, analyze, and generate revenue from data.
– Series A $5.5m round was led by Portage Ventures with participation from BoxGroup and Sound Ventures.
– The company will use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

Vouch Raises $90M in Series F Funding

– Vouch is an insurance platform for startups.
– Company raised $90M in Series F funding.
– The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank Capital, Ribbit Capital, Allegis Group, Sound Ventures, and SiriusPoint.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and line of insurance products.

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Total investments 206
Average round size 45M
Rounds per year 22.89
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 8
Follow on index 0.27
Exits 14
Group Appearance index 0.98

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Matter.

Recycling
Waste Management
Water Purification
$10M09 Aug 2023 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Conductive.ai

Information Technology
Software
02 Aug 2023 Central, Hong Kong, China

RADAR

Computer Vision
E-Commerce
Retail
RFID
Wireless
$30M13 Jul 2023 New York, New York, United States

Sound

Blockchain
Music
$20M12 Jul 2023 -

Anthropic

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$450M23 May 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Metalink

$6M15 Mar 2023 Los Angeles, California, United States

CHOOOSE

CleanTech
Developer APIs
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Software
$18M13 Jan 2023 Oslo, Norway

Pearpop

Internet
Marketplace
Music
Social Media
$18M29 Nov 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

LearnLux

Education
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
$10M29 Sep 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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