U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) - Unicorn Nest

U.S. Venture Partners (USVP)

U.S. Venture Partners (USVP)

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park

About

U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1981. The main office of this VC is situated in Menlo Park. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Along with U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), start-ups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Worldview Technology Partners as well as 241 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are VentureTech Alliance, ATA Ventures, Shasta Ventures and also 311 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Meritech Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and 235 VCs in total.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 6 key employees of this fund in our database.

Mellanox Technologies, LivingSocial, GoPro are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 3 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Health Care, Medical. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 81 more areas of investment.

The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is 100-500 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 7 percentage points more exits than other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2013. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In comparison with other funds, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) makes 4 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2011.

Year Founded

1981

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: usvp.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last_initial, first '.' last, first_initial last, first last, first

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

98.0% of cases

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

41.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x8.6

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.53 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

7

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

1

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Meritech Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins

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