Startup Sesame

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Ben Costantini Joanna Kirk Moojan Asghari


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Total investments 43
Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 7.17
Lead investments 1
Exits 2
Key employees 3
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning

Startup Sesame appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The venture was found in Europe in France. The main department of described VC is located in the Paris.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, SaaS. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - France. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight CitizenLab, Lovys, EverCharge. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 18 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

This organization was formed by Ben Costantini, Joanna Kirk, Moojan Asghari.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Startup Sesame, startups are often financed by Techstars, Will Herman, Wilco. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Microsoft Accelerator Paris. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by LocalGlobe, ADV, Y Combinator.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Machine Learning
05 Apr 2019 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Enterprise Software
Information Services
Information Technology
03 Apr 2019 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Information Services
Information Technology
30 Mar 2018 Manchester, England, United Kingdom

WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor)

Digital Marketing
Event Promotion
Independent Music
Music Label
01 Apr 2017 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark


App Marketing
Digital Marketing
Enterprise Software
Marketing Automation
01 May 2016 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Human Resources
15 Mar 2016 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Ingenious Smart Home

Internet of Things
01 Sep 2015 Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey


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