The Yard Ventures

Founded 2016
Founders Michael Madden

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Total investments 35
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 7.00
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 4
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Education
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

AllHere Education

Artificial Intelligence
Education
Internet
1
$8M09 Jun 2021 United States, Boston

Cannabis
Fitness
Health Care
Wellness
1
$5M09 Feb 2021 United States, Boston

Lessonly

Corporate Training
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Sales
Software
1
$15M03 Apr 2020 United States, Indianapolis

PetPlate

Consumer
Delivery Service
Food Delivery
Pet
Subscription Service
1
$9M24 Feb 2020 United States, New York

Sidecar

Advertising
Big Data
E-Commerce
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Marketing
Software
1
$7M25 Jul 2019 United States, Philadelphia

Alyce

Advertising
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
1
$11M10 Jun 2019 United States, Boston

Jebbit

Advertising
Marketing
Social Media
1
$12M08 Apr 2019 United States, Boston

Knix Wear

Fashion
Lingerie
Women's
1
18 Mar 2019 Canada, Old Toronto

Lacework

Cloud Security
Compliance
Security
Software
1
$24M28 Aug 2018 United States, San Jose
News
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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