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Spark Capital

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Total investments 340
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 60
Rounds per year 17.00
Lead investments 121
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 18
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Tourism

Spark Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2005. The main department of described VC is located in the Boston. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Twitter, Slack Technologies, Coinbase. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise Software, E-Commerce. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The current fund was established by Paul Conway, Santo Politi, Todd Dagres. The overall number of key employees were 9.

The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. This Spark Capital works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The average startup value when the investment from Spark Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 36 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Spark Capital, startups are often financed by Tuesday Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Uncork Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Tuesday Capital, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by T. Rowe Price, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Matrix Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Real Estate
$30M12 Jan 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Sternum Closes $27M Series B Funding

– Sternum from Tel Aviv develops a scalable platform to bring security, observability and data capture to every IoT device.
– Series B $27m round was led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors Square Peg Capital, the Hinrich Foundation, btov, and other private investors.
– The new investment will be used for R&D – to advance its scalable platform – and for team expansion as the company ramps up global go-to-market efforts.

Zeal Raises $13 Million Series A to Scale API Infrastructure Allowing Companies to Build Custom Payroll Products

– Zeal (formerly Puzzl), an API-first payroll infrastructure provider, announced a $13m Series A round led by Spark Capital, with participation from Commerce Ventures and notable individual investors including: Marqeta CEO and Founder Jason Gardner and CRO Omri Dahan, Robinhood Founder Vlad Tenev, UltimateSoftware EVP Mitch Dauerman and SVP Bob Manne, and Namely Founder Matt Straz.
– Zeal also announced it has added Spark Capital’s partner Natalie Sandman to its Board of Directors.
– Zeal is a leader in the embedded fintech ecosystem, empowering platforms to build highly individualized payroll products.


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Total investments 340
Average round size 44M
Rounds per year 17.00
Peak activity year 2018
Lead investments 121
Follow on index 0.45
Exits 18
Group Appearance index 0.07

Latest deals

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Real Estate
$30M12 Jan 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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