Sway Ventures

Founded 2013
Founders Bill Malloy Brent Granado Brian Nugent Darius Sankey


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 49
Rounds per year 7.00
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics

Sway Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Sway Ventures, startups are often financed by Formation 8, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shasta Ventures, Formation 8, 8VC. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by 8VC, Shasta Ventures, Y Combinator.

The typical startup value when the investment from Sway Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. This Sway Ventures works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The current fund was established by Bill Malloy, Brent Granado, Brian Nugent, Darius Sankey. We also calculated 13 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Addepar, LE TOTE. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Software. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
$20M15 Jun 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


$2M05 Jan 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States


Financial Services
Wealth Management
$117M18 Nov 2020 Mountain View, California, United States


Big Data
Cloud Data Services
Internet of Things
$10M06 Oct 2020 London, England, United Kingdom


Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
$7M01 Oct 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States

Camera IQ

Augmented Reality
Mobile Apps
$5M24 Sep 2020 Santa Monica, California, United States


$10M04 Aug 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Clinical Trials
Machine Learning
$1M30 Oct 2019 San Diego, California, United States

Fetch Robotics

Industrial Automation
Life Science
Supply Chain Management
$46M23 Jul 2019 San Jose, California, United States
Customer relationship tracker Affinity nabs $80M

– Affinity, a relationship intelligence platform designed to work with existing customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, announced that it closed an $80 million series C funding round led by Menlo Ventures, bringing its total raised to date to $120 million at a $600 million valuation.
Advance Venture Partners, Sprints Capital, Pear Ventures, Sway Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Teamworthy, and ECT also participated in the round, which cofounder and CEO Ray Zhou said will be put toward strengthening Affinity’s engineering team and expanding its sales and marketing reach into sectors such as investment banking, private equity, and accounting.

AppliedVR Secures $29 Million in Series A Funding to Make Virtual Reality the Standard of Care for Chronic Pain

– AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced $29m in series A funding, bringing its total funds raised to $35m.
– The round, which includes key investors F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures, GSR Ventures, Magnetic Ventures and Cedars-Sinai, will fuel the company’s growth as it pursues full FDA approval over the next year.
– AppliedVR provides virtual reality-based treatments aimed at comprehensively treating chronic pain. Combining well-established cognitive behavioral therapies with mindfulness exercises, the company’s EaseVRx solution recently became the first VR prescription therapeutic to receive Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA for treatment-resistant fibromyalgia and chronic intractable lower back pain.


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