Start Fund

Start Fund

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Start Fund is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Education. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 16 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 2 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. Comprehend Systems, ClassDojo, Science Exchange are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 8-9 others. Aside from Start Fund, start-ups are often funded by SV Angel, Data Collective DCVC, Tuesday Capital and 5 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Andreessen Horowitz, Alexis Ohanian, Tuesday Capital and also 62 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by SV Angel, GV, Andreessen Horowitz, out of 87 investors from our database.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 1 key employee of this fund in our database.

The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In comparison with other funds, Start Fund makes 1 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017. In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 15 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

7.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.35 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

SV Angel, Data Collective DCVC, Tuesday Capital

Funds Investing Together

Andreessen Horowitz, Tuesday Capital

Funds Investing in Following

SV Angel, GV, Andreessen Horowitz

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