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Steamboat Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders John Ball


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Total investments 110
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 56
Rounds per year 5.00
Lead investments 14
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 28
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Advertising
  • Video
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile

Steamboat Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. Steamboat Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Glendale.

The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Steamboat Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2007. Comparing to the other companies, this Steamboat Ventures performs on 3 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight GoPro, Fanli, Troodon. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Video, Analytics. 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.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Steamboat Ventures, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Voyager Capital, Oak Investment Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Voyager Capital, Oak Investment Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Voyager Capital, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark.

The fund was created by John Ball. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Mobile Payments
26 Sep 2017 Shanghai


07 Apr 2017 Beijing


11 Apr 2016 Beijing


Social Shopping
$24M04 Jun 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


31 Dec 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States


Image Recognition
$3M14 Aug 2014 Denver, Colorado, United States


Ad Network
Home Renovation
Lead Generation
Marketing Automation
Real Estate
30 May 2014 California, United States

Kibo Commerce

Enterprise Software
Loyalty Programs
Search Engine
Web Design
$4M24 Apr 2014 Dallas, Texas, United States

Social Media
Video Streaming
$74M18 Mar 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


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