Thayer Ventures

Founded 2009


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Total investments 34
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 2.83
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Travel
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Hospitality
  • Enterprise Software

The main office of represented 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 5-6 partakers. Despite the Thayer Ventures, startups are often financed by Plug and Play, Fortify Ventures, Militello Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Plug and Play, Middleland Capital, Fortify Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Plug and Play, Structure Capital, Spark Capital.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ADARA, Beekeeper, Duetto. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Travel, SaaS.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. When the investment is from Thayer Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Thayer Ventures performs on 26 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Consumer Electronics
$8M05 Apr 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$3M11 Jan 2021 South Carolina, United States


Enterprise Software
Real Time
Unified Communications
$10M10 Jul 2020 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Electric Vehicle
Last Mile Transportation
$5M08 Jul 2020 California, United States

Dishcraft Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Machinery (B2B)
Mechanical Engineering
13 May 2020 California, United States

Life House

$30M24 Jan 2020 New York, United States


Enterprise Software
Real Time
Unified Communications
$45M16 Sep 2019 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Robotic Skies

04 Jun 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Vacation Rental
$12M04 Mar 2019 Irvine, California, United States
Redeam Announces a $12M Series B

– Redeam has completed a $12M Series B funding raise.
– The raise was led by Vertical Venture Partners and Thayer Ventures.
– The round included participation from existing investors Peninsula Ventures and Cobre Capital, as well as the addition of new investor Boulder Ventures.

Snapcommerce, Message-Driven Mobile Commerce Platform, Raises $85M USD in Funding Led by Inovia Capital and Lion Capital

– Snapcommerce announced an $85M USD growth round to bring total capital raised to over $100M USD.
– The round was co-led by Inovia Capital and Lion Capital with participation from Acrew DCF, Thayer Ventures and Full In Partners, and included existing investors Telstra Ventures and Bee Partners.
– Snapcommerce will use the investment to expand into new consumer verticals executing its broader vision of improving the way people shop on their phones.
– Snapcommerce is a flexible, AI-driven platform that is vertical-agnostic and uses messaging to personalize the mobile shopping experience and deliver the best promotional prices.
– Snapcommerce is projected to cross over $1B USD in total mobile sales in 2021.
– Over 100 Million messages have been exchanged with over 10 Million customers through the Snapcommerce platform to-date.


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