Spark Capital Founded 2001
Founders Bijan Sabet Paul Conway Santo Politi Todd Dagres
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Total investments 425
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$44M
Portfolio companies 204
Rounds per year 10.20
Lead investments 121
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.45
Exits 60
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
E-Commerce
Financial Services
Lifestyle
Software
Telecommunications
Summary

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
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Perch
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Fitness
Information Technology
Internet
Medical Device
Retail
Retail Technology
Sports
Wellness
Early Stage Venture
775M26 May 2021 United States, Cambridge
Dooly
Artificial Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Computer
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Sales Automation
Software
Early Stage Venture
80M20 May 2021 Canada, Vancouver
Handshake
B2B
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Enterprise Software
Internet
SaaS
Sales Automation
Late Stage Venture
80M12 May 2021 United States, New York
MilkRun
AgTech
Farmers Market
Food Delivery
Grocery
Marketplace
Early Stage Venture
10 May 2021 United States, Portland
Ada
Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
SaaS
Late Stage Venture
130M07 May 2021 Canada, Old Toronto
Late Stage Venture
160M29 Apr 2021
Wunderite
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Software
Seed
3M28 Apr 2021 United States, Boston
Deel
Financial Services
FinTech
Human Resources
Payments
Recruiting
SaaS
Software
Late Stage Venture
156M21 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco
Co–Star
Artificial Intelligence
Social Media
Software
Early Stage Venture
1M14 Apr 2021 United States, New York
News
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– Mark43 from New York provides a public safety CAD, RMS, analytics, and property and evidence platform. – The company raised $101m in Series E funding. – The round was led by The Spruce House Partnership and Tiger Global Management with participation from Radcliff Companies, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and former Lord Mayor of Sydney Lucy Turnbull, Goldman Sachs, General Catalyst, Spark Capital, HighSage Ventures, and Avenir Capital. – The company intends to use the funds to develop ... Read more
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