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Stage 1 Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 90
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 4.09
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Automotive
  • Advertising
  • SaaS

Stage 1 Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Waltham.

The typical startup value when the investment from Stage 1 Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Stage 1 Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Stage 1 Ventures, startups are often financed by LaunchCapital, Sun Mountain Capital, Right Side Capital Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are LaunchCapital, Sun Mountain Capital, NXT Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Detroit Venture Partners, Sun Mountain Capital, S2G Ventures.

The overall number of key employees were 4.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Reticare, NestReady, Wiser Solutions. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Advertising Platforms. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Invaio Sciences Raises $88.9 Million to Accelerate the Transition to Biological Agriculture

– Invaio Sciences, Inc. announced the closing of a Series C financing round totaling $88.9 million.
– The round was led by Flagship Pioneering with Stage 1 Ventures, Bluwave Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and others joining as new investors.
– With this financing, Invaio has raised more than $142 million since its founding in 2018.
– Invaio is focused on unlocking the potential of the planet’s interdependent natural systems to solve pressing agriculture, nutrition and environmental challenges.

WiTricity Extends Recent Funding by $18M for a Total of $52M

– WiTricity announced an additional $18m to its previously announced October fund raise of $34m.
– The extension included investments from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and other private investors. Fadell also joins WiTricity’s newly formed Board of Advisors.
Stage 1 Ventures led the first tranche of $34m with participation from Air Waves Wireless Electricity and a strategic investment by Mitsubishi Corporation through its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas).
– As global automakers race to support both consumer and government-generated demand for zero-emissions vehicles, they are also developing wireless charging capabilities that will improve the owner experience.


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