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Story Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Brian Yormak Jacob Yormak


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Total investments 40
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 6.67
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • SaaS

Story Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight WaystoCap, nemedio, Jiko. 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. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Marketplace, FinTech. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The typical startup value when the investment from Story Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Story Ventures works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

This organization was formed by Jacob Yormak. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Story Ventures, startups are often financed by Grand Central Tech, The Gramercy Fund, Signia Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Fontinalis Partners, Third Prime, Rosecliff Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, Third Prime, Valar Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Particle Health

Clinical Trials
Health Care
Information Technology
$25M12 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Personal Health
Service Industry
$5M09 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Zaya Care

Health Care
Health Insurance
Information Technology
$7M08 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States


Enterprise Software
Fleet Management
Software Engineering
$40M16 Feb 2022 California, United States


Cyber Security
Data Center
Data Integration
$4M13 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Market Research
Product Research
$32M08 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Aether Biomedical

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
Medical Device
$3M11 Aug 2021 Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Smile Identity

Financial Services
Identity Management
$7M08 Jul 2021 Oakland, California, United States

Zaya Care

Health Care
Health Insurance
Information Technology
01 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States
Smile Identity Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Smile Identity from Lagos, Nigeria provides ID verification and KYC compliance through Artificial Intelligence.
– The company raised $7M in Series A Funding.
– The round was led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from CRE Venture Capital, Local Globe, Intercept Ventures, Future Africa Ventures, Khosla Impact ValueStream Ventures, Beta Ventures, 500 Startups and Story Ventures.
– The company plans to use the new funding to improve its services, expand across more markets, add support for more ID types and hire more engineers and support staff across Africa.


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