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Investor type Micro VC
Founders Natanel Barookhian


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 3.12
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Machine Learning
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Food and Beverage

TECHU appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the New York.

The current fund was established by Natanel Barookhian.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the TECHU, startups are often financed by MIT delta v, MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS), Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Slow Ventures, RRE Ventures, Founders Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tamarisc Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Trinity Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bevi, WhoKnows, LedgerX. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Food and Beverage, Computer. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 1 and less years to receive the investment from the fund.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2016.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Arpeggio Bio

Machine Learning
$17M07 Sep 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Sound Health

Health Care
$2M27 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


01 Oct 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

New Age Meats

Food and Beverage
$25M27 Sep 2021 Berkeley, California, United States


01 Aug 2021 -

Atom Bioworks

Health Care
$3M21 May 2021 Cary, North Carolina, United States


Financial Services
Impact Investing
01 Jan 2021 Walnut, California, United States


Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
$2M27 Oct 2020 New York, New York, United States

New Age Meats

Food and Beverage
$2M30 Jul 2020 Berkeley, California, United States


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