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Total investments 6
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 4
Rounds per year 0.21
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Health

In 1993 was created The Motley Fool, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Alexandria.

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 a number of founders of portfolio startups. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Financial Services. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Kazoo, MyWallSt, Territory Foods. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 participants. Despite the The Motley Fool, startups are often financed by Upfront Ventures, Social Starts, Rick Marini. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Upfront Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, WPP. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, 500 Startups.

This organization was formed by Tom Gardner.

The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Territory Foods

Delivery Service
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Personal Health
Snack Food
$6M08 May 2017 Arlington, Virginia, United States


Financial Services
Information Technology
$1M20 Apr 2017 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Human Resources
$6M31 Jan 2017 Austin, Texas, United States

Territory Foods

Delivery Service
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Personal Health
Snack Food
$5M04 Feb 2016 Arlington, Virginia, United States


Financial Services
Information Technology
$2M16 Dec 2015 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Shea Radiance

Product Research
18 Aug 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, United States


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