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Switch Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Paul Arnold

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Total investments 57
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 7.12
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.40
Exits 10
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Big Data
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Analytics
Summary

Switch Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

This organization was formed by Paul Arnold. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Big Data, Analytics. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Policygenius, Tolemi, Allay.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Switch Ventures works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The average startup value when the investment from Switch Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7 partakers. Despite the Switch Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Pear Ventures, Arena Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Arena Ventures, Slow Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Foundation Capital, Arena Ventures, Insight Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pluto

Financial Services
FinTech
Software
$4M31 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Gridwise

Big Data
Car Sharing
Delivery
Food Delivery
Ride Sharing
Sharing Economy
Software
Transportation
$12M26 May 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Policygenius

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$125M17 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Anonybit

Biometrics
Computer
Network Security
$3M18 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States

NewtonX

B2B
Information Services
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Market Research
Marketplace
Product Research
$32M08 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Luxury Presence

Advertising
Real Estate
$25M16 Nov 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States

Hopscotch

B2B
FinTech
$3M05 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States

ShelfLife

Food and Beverage
Packaging Services
Supply Chain Management
$3M09 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

BuildBuddy

Enterprise Software
Open Source
Software
$3M01 Dec 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States
News
ShelfLife Announces $3 Million in Seed Funding to Empower Food and Beverage Brands

– ShelfLife, the food and beverage industry’s procurement software and marketplace, announced a $3m Series Seed funding.
– This round was co-led by Switch Ventures and Kindred Ventures, with participation from NextView Ventures.
– ShelfLife will use the funding to grow its team, improve its product, and continue building its network of vetted suppliers.
– Focusing on the $150bn market for ingredients and packaging materials in the United States, ShelfLife connects food and beverage brands with wholesale suppliers.
– It allows brands to seamlessly discover, manage, and order from their suppliers – all in one place.
– With 50 new food and beverage brands launching in a given day, suppliers are offered a place to digitally display product catalogs and acquire new customers across a rapidly evolving landscape.

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