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Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Ken Fox


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Total investments 121
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 82
Rounds per year 8.64
Lead investments 27
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Exits 18
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Machine Learning

Stripes is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York.

This organization was formed by Ken Fox.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Stripes performs on 1 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Stripes is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 50 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Audio. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Udemy, Kareo, Seamless Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 2 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Stripes, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, GV, Bessemer Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Western Technology Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Silicon Valley Bank, OpenView Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates.

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Notable deals

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Cyber Security
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Information Technology
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$60M10 Nov 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States


Health Care
$26M04 Oct 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


Developer Platform
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$40M28 Jul 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Care
$72M06 Jul 2022 Corona Del Mar, California, United States


Financial Services
$30M16 May 2022 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Talos Trading

$105M10 May 2022 New York, New York, United States

Hello Heart

Health Care
$70M02 May 2022 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$78M26 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Human Resources
$150M20 Apr 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Balto Raises $37.5M; Pushes to Close Execution Gap for Contact Centers

– Balto announced the completion of a $37.5m Series B funding round.
– The funding was led by Stripes and joined by RingCentral Ventures.
– Existing investors that participated include Sierra Ventures, TIA Ventures, OCA Ventures, Stage Venture Partners, SaaS Venture Capital, Sandalphon Capital, Cultivation Capital, and Atreides Management.
– The funding comes on the heels of Balto’s two latest product releases and as Balto’s Real-Time Platform surpasses 75 million guided calls and 160 million Real-Time Recommendations.

Lithic Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– Lithic is a NYC-based card issuing platform for developers.
– The company raised $60m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Stripes, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Exor, Rainfall, Tusk Venture Partners, and Commerce Ventures.
– The investment will be used to continue to grow, help the team scale and expand the platform through strategic acquisitions to enhance the product and its core offerings.


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