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Stanford University

Investor type University Program
Founders Steve Blank


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Total investments 92
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 82
Rounds per year 0.67
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 33
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • SaaS
  • Biotechnology
  • Enterprise Software

Stanford University appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1885. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Stanford.

This Stanford University works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. When the investment is from Stanford University the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 19 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Stanford University, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, DFJ, Y Combinator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Peninsula Ventures, DFJ, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, Sierra Ventures, DFJ.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Care, Medical Device. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Accruent, SmartDrive Systems, Aryaka Networks.

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Notable deals

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Aro Homes

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$21M03 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Sepio Systems

Cyber Security
Information Technology
Network Security
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$22M25 Oct 2022 Rockville, Maryland, United States


Business Development
Credit Cards
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
$180M22 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States


Business Development
Credit Cards
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
$26M02 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Alto Neuroscience

Artificial Intelligence
$32M03 May 2021 Los Altos, California, United States

Alchemy Insights

Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
$80M28 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Elder Care
Health Care
$10M17 Mar 2021 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$20M07 Dec 2020 Mountain View, California, United States


$7M01 Dec 2020 California, United States
News Raises $16M in Series A Funding

– is a customer intelligence platform, based in Los Angeles.
– The company raised $16m in Series A funding from Sapphire Ventures, with participation from existing investors Bonfire Ventures, Greycroft, Launch Capital, BDMI and new investors GTMfund, Fenwick, Gokul Rajaram, Stanford University and Michael Whitmire.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product roadmap, expand its go-to-market teams and improve customer experience.

Jeeves emerges from stealth with $131M in debt and equity and a16z as a lead investor

– Jeeves, a startup that is building an “all-in-one expense management platform” for global startups, is emerging from stealth with $131 million in total funding, including $31 million in equity and $100 million in debt financing.
– The equity consists of a new $26 million Series A and a previously unannounced $5 million seed round.
Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A funding, which also included participation from YC Continuity Fund, Jaguar Ventures, Urban Innovation Fund, Uncorrelated Ventures, Clocktower Ventures, Stanford University, 9 Yards Capital and BlockFi Ventures.


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