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Stage One Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Andy Jenks Rick E. Wittenbraker


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Total investments 28
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 1.27
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Analytics
  • SaaS

Stage One Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Austin.

This organization was formed by Andy Jenks, Rick E. Wittenbraker. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. This Stage One Capital works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Stage One Capital is 50-100 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2010.

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 needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Marketing. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Outreach, Breezy, Veritonic Inc. 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.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Stage One Capital, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Y Combinator, Upstage Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Accel, Lerer Hippeau, Thomas Lehrman. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ff Venture Capital, Accel, Mousse Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$1M07 Aug 2015 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Developer Tools
Lead Management
Marketing Automation
Small and Medium Businesses
$7M30 Jul 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
$2M04 May 2015 Seattle, Washington, United States

Veritonic Inc.

Business/Productivity Software
Market Research
Media and Information Services (B2B)
01 Apr 2015 Connecticut, United States


Social Media
$3M27 Oct 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Media
Service Industry
$3M22 Oct 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Social Media
$700K01 Oct 2014 Austin, Texas, United States


Search Engine
Vertical Search
$35M28 Aug 2014 New York, New York, United States


Angel Investment
Information Technology
$24M22 Sep 2013 San Francisco, California, United States


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