Sway Ventures

Sway Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Sway Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2013. The the headquarters of this VC is in San Francisco. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Uber, Addepar, LE TOTE. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified SaaS, Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 17 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 1 other country can be found in the fund's portfolio.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 3 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. In 2017, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. Sway Ventures participates, on average, in 19 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. At the time of investment by Sway Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 6-7 others. Along with Sway Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Formation 8, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital as well as 62 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Shasta Ventures, Formation 8, 8VC, the total number of co-investors is 56. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by 8VC, Shasta Ventures, Y Combinator, out of 21 investors from our database.

The fund was established by Bill Malloy, Brent Granado, Brian Nugent, Darius Sankey. We also identified another 13 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: mosaicventures.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

28.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.7 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.14 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.23 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Formation 8, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital

Funds Investing Together

Shasta Ventures, Formation 8, 8VC

Funds Investing in Following

8VC, Shasta Ventures, Y Combinator

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