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St. Paul Venture Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Patrick Hopf


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Total investments 107
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 3.15
Lead investments 18
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 49
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Health Care
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical Device

In 1988 was created St. Paul Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Minneapolis.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Santarus, EBR Systems, Vendavo For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Telecommunications, Infrastructure.

The current fund was established by Patrick Hopf. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the St. Paul Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Accel, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Windamere Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Prism Venture Management, Bessemer Venture Partners, DCM Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Accel, Prism Venture Management, DCM Ventures.

The important activity for fund was in 2000. The average startup value when the investment from St. Paul Venture Capital is 50-100 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2004. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this St. Paul Venture Capital works on 15 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

EBR Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
Therapeutic Devices
$20M08 Apr 2015 Sunnyvale, California, United States

EBR Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
Therapeutic Devices
$18M01 Jul 2014 Sunnyvale, California, United States

SPS Commerce

Information Services
Information Technology
$7M09 May 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Disc Dynamics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$26M05 Mar 2007 Minnesota, United States

EBR Systems

Health Care
Medical Device
Therapeutic Devices
$21M01 Oct 2005 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Health Care
Medical Device
$22M06 Jan 2005 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$24M21 Dec 2004 Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States

Health Care
$48M05 Aug 2004 Carlsbad, California, United States


Medical Device
$30M14 Jul 2004 Carlsbad, California, United States


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