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The Yard Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Michael Madden


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Total investments 46
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 35
Rounds per year 7.67
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Education
  • Biotechnology

In 2016 was created The Yard Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Waltham.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 8-9 participants. Despite the The Yard Ventures, startups are often financed by Manifest Investment Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Knight Enterprise Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Green D Ventures, Blue Ivy Ventures, Purple Arch Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Alumni Ventures Group, University Ventures, Webb Investment Network.

This organization was formed by Michael Madden. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The typical startup value when the investment from The Yard Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this The Yard Ventures works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline NewLeaf Symbiotics, Lacework, RapidSOS Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Education, Financial Services.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$30M01 May 2022 Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Cyrus Biotechnology

$18M06 Dec 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Analytical Space

Aerospace and Defense
Internet of Things
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Other Commercial Services
Other Communications and Networking
Satellite Communication
Space Travel
$17M26 Oct 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Vincere Health

Health Care
$3M17 Oct 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Aprende Institute

$22M09 Oct 2021 Florida, United States

AllHere Education

Artificial Intelligence
$8M09 Jun 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Knix Wear

$53M18 May 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Health Care
$5M09 Feb 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Concerto Biosciences

Life Science
$1M02 Dec 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
AllHere Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– AllHere, a Boston MA-based company which specializes in providing K-12 districts with technology solutions for student outcomes, raised $8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Spero Ventures with participation from Rethink Education, Gratitude Railroad, Potencia Ventures, and Boston Impact Initiative, as well as new investors Softbank’s Opportunity Fund, Operator Collective, and Yard Ventures.
– The investment round will be used to grow the capabilities of AllHere’s conversational artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, expand operations and business reach.


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