The Rise Fund

Founded 2016
Founders Michael R. Stone

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Total investments 36
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$81M
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 7.20
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 4
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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Human Interest

Employee Benefits
Financial Services
FinTech
Retirement
Wealth Management
1
$200M04 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Fourth Partner Energy

Energy
Recycling
Solar
1
$125M30 Jun 2021 India, " India"}

Climavision

Artificial Intelligence
Digital Media
Internet
News
1
$100M02 Jun 2021 United States, Louisville

Ceribell

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
1
$53M29 Apr 2021 United States, Mountain View

LIVEKINDLY

Agriculture
Broadcasting
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
News
Publishing
n/a
$200M29 Mar 2021 Canada, Vancouver

1
$200M18 Mar 2021 Netherlands, Amsterdam

Rad Power Bikes

CleanTech
Consumer Goods
Electric Vehicle
Manufacturing
Transportation
n/a
$150M04 Feb 2021 United States, Seattle

Meishubao

Art
E-Learning
Education
1
$210M24 Dec 2020 China, Dongcheng District

Benevity

Humanitarian
Information Technology
SaaS
Social Assistance
Software
1
03 Dec 2020 Canada, Calgary
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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