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Techstars

Techstars

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boulder

About

Techstars is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 2006. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in Boulder.

The fund was created by Brad Feld, David Brown, David Cohen, Jared Polis. We also identified another 89 core personnel in our database.

Techstars participates, on average, in 20 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. When Techstars invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in more than 49 deals every year. In real terms, this Corporate Investor performs 17 percentage points less exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Mobile, Analytics. In addition, there are 42 more industries where it has achieved success. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are SendGrid, Outreach, Branch. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 19 other locations. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2-3 participants. Besides Techstars, start-ups are typically funded by 500 Startups, ff Venture Capital, Walter Winshall and 209 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Upslope Ventures, Social Leverage, Kima Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 356. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Vulcan Capital, Union Square Ventures, SOSV, as well as 799 other investors.

Year Founded

2006

Fund Activity

Operative

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

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

99.7% of cases

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

>24

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

8.9% of cases

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

x5.7

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

2.8 years

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

0.22 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]

0.48 out of 1

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

3

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

500 Startups, ff Venture Capital

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Vulcan Capital, Union Square Ventures, SOSV

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