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Subversive Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Michael Auerbach


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Total investments 29
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 4.14
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Cannabis
  • Biotechnology
  • Life Science
  • Therapeutics

Subversive Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Subversive Capital works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Subversive Capital, startups are often financed by Second Avenue Partners, Golden Seeds, Founders Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Digital Currency Group, David Stern, DCM Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DP World Group, Caspian VC Partners, WTI.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Tilray, Modumetal, Hivemapper Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Online Games, Health Care. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The current fund was established by Michael Auerbach. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Video Games
Virtual Reality
$5M15 Feb 2022 Miami, Florida, United States

Pure Beauty

Consumer Goods
$5M15 Jul 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Information Technology
Medical Device
$40M03 Jun 2021 California, United States

ATAI Life Sciences

Health Care
Life Science
$157M03 Mar 2021 Bavaria

Aster Farms

01 Jan 2021 -


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$1M15 Sep 2020 Austin, Texas, United States


Health Care
$35M01 Jul 2020 Ontario

LEX Markets

Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$8M01 Jun 2020 New York, New York, United States

QL Gaming Group

$1M06 May 2020 New York, United States
Synchron Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– Synchron, a New York-based company developer of brain interface platforms, raised $40M in series B funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Forepont Capital Partners, ID8 Investments, Shanda Group, General Advance, Subversive Capital (Michael Auerbach), re.Mind Capital (Christian Angermayer), as well as individuals Arani Bose (Penumbra) and Thomas Reardon and existing investors NeuroTechnology Investors, METIS innovative, and the University of Melbourne.
– The company intends to use the funds to launch U.S. clinical trials of minimally invasive brain computer interface following the conduction of human trials in Australia.


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