The Yield Lab

The Yield Lab

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Headquarters Location

United States, St Louis


The Yield Lab was established in 2014, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in St Louis. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund was established by Thad Simons.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Aside from The Yield Lab, start-ups are often funded by SOSV, NXTP Labs, BioGenerator and 2 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are BioGenerator, St. Louis Arch Angels, SOSV, the total number of co-investors is 7. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Missouri Technology Corporation, Cultivation Capital, St. Louis Arch Angels, as well as 5 other investors.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. When The Yield Lab invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 12 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

ImpactVision, GroGuru, S4 are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 3 other countries. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified AgTech, Food and Beverage. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

12.5% of cases

Funds Investing in Previous

SOSV, NXTP Labs, BioGenerator

Funds Investing Together

BioGenerator, St. Louis Arch Angels, SOSV

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