SparkLabs Global Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Bernard Moon Frank Meehan Hanjoo Lee Jay McCarthy Jimmy Kim Net Jacobsson


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Total investments 74
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 64
Rounds per year 8.22
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • FinTech
  • Apps

In 2013 was created SparkLabs Global Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this SparkLabs Global Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from SparkLabs Global Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the SparkLabs Global Ventures, startups are often financed by SparkLabs Accelerator, Techstars, SV Angel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars, Entrepreneur First, Kima Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wavemaker Partners, Bauer Media, NGP Capital.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Machine Learning. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Andela, Memebox, Deserve.

The current fund was established by Bernard Moon, Frank Meehan, Hanjoo Lee, Jay McCarthy, Jimmy Kim, Net Jacobsson. The overall number of key employees were 8.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$261K01 Mar 2021 Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea


Autonomous Vehicles
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Internet of Things
Smart Cities
$1M01 Dec 2018 South Korea


Developer APIs
12 Aug 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States

Gideon Brothers

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
$2M23 Jul 2018 Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia

Internet of Things
$2M17 Jul 2018 South Korea


$750K06 May 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Services
$1M07 Mar 2018 New York, United States


Information Technology
$1M29 Jun 2017 London, England, United Kingdom


Autonomous Vehicles
Cyber Security
Industrial Automation
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Smart Cities
22 Mar 2017 Singapore, Central, Singapore


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