The Carlyle Group

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Daniel A. D'Aniello David Rubenstein Shary Moalemzadeh William E. Conway Jr.


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Total investments 284
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 219
Rounds per year 8.11
Lead investments 91
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 98
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Financial Services

In 1987 was created The Carlyle Group, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Washington.

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

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the The Carlyle Group, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Delphi Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Delphi Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Atlas Venture. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Venrock, Delphi Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The typical startup value when the investment from The Carlyle Group is more than 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 80 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Blackboard, Tuhu, Ubox We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Service Industry, Asset Management. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
$400M24 Mar 2022 Yuexiu District, Guangdong Province, China


Open Source
$100M08 Feb 2022 Nordrhein-Westfalen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Fermata Energy

Electric Vehicle
Fuel Cell
$40M14 Jan 2022 Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Hyundai Domestic Courier Service

$531M06 Jan 2022 South Korea, Gangwon-do, South Korea

iCapital Network

Asset Management
Financial Services
Financial Software
Vertical Market Software
$50M23 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States


Network Security
$2M07 Dec 2021 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


$475M06 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States


Life Science
Medical Device
03 Dec 2021 Nashua, New Hampshire, United States


Machinery Manufacturing
29 Oct 2021 Downers Grove, Illinois, United States


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