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The Rise Fund

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Michael R. Stone

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Total investments 56
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$110M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 9.33
Lead investments 19
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.27
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Software
Summary

The Rise Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016.

The top activity for fund was in 2018. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 50 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this The Rise Fund works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from The Rise Fund is more than 1 billion dollars.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight C3 IoT, EVERFI, Zipline. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are FinTech, Therapeutics.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the The Rise Fund, startups are often financed by e.ventures, TomorrowVentures, Sound Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TPG Growth, Velocity Capital & Progression Africa, Endeavor Catalyst. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by e.ventures, Warburg Pincus, Torch Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Form Energy

Battery
Energy
Energy Storage
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$450M04 Oct 2022 Massachusetts, United States

GridServe

Electric Vehicle
Renewable Energy
Solar
$274M08 Aug 2022 Iver, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Little Leaf Farms

Farming
$300M15 Jun 2022 Devens, Massachusetts, United States

Sling Therapeutics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
$35M13 Jun 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

RefleXion Medical

Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
Therapeutics
$80M10 Mar 2022 Hayward, California, United States

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

22 Feb 2022 Meridian, Idaho, United States

UBQ Materials

GreenTech
Recycling
$170M15 Dec 2021 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Rad Power Bikes

CleanTech
Consumer Goods
Electric Vehicle
Manufacturing
Transportation
$154M28 Oct 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Varo Money

Apps
Banking
Consumer
Financial Services
FinTech
Service Industry
$510M09 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Human Interest raises $200M at a $1B valuation, plans for an IPO

– SMB 401(k) provider Human Interest raised $200m in a round of funding.
– The round was led by Rise Fund and joined by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
– The financing included participation from new investor Crosslink Capital and existing backers.
– The company has now raised a total of $336.7m since its 2015 inception.
– It plans to IPO in 2023.

Climavision Raises $100M in Funding

– Climavision, a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of a weather services and intelligence platform, raised $100m in funding.
The Rise Fund made the investment.
– As part of the transaction, TPG’s Edward Beckley, Steven Mandel, and Mariana Popa, who make climate investments on behalf of the Rise platform, will join Climavision’s board of directors alongside Chris Goode and Co-Founder Colin Cookes.

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