Uncork Capital

Uncork Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Uncork Capital was established in 2004, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Palo Alto.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 5 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. SendGrid, Postmates, Eventbrite are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Advertising, E-Commerce. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 46 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides Uncork Capital, start-ups are typically funded by iNovia Capital, FundersClub, Zelkova Ventures and 183 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Reid Hoffman, Mayfield Fund, Industry Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 261. The investors in the following rounds are usually GV, Founders Fund, SV Angel, and 173 VCs in total.

At the time of investment by Uncork Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. This fund was the most active in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2015. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 7 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. In comparison with other funds, Uncork Capital makes 2 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

The fund was created by Jeff Clavier. Besides the listed founders, we have found 3 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

99.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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

31.7% of cases

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


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

2.6 years

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

0.43 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

iNovia Capital, FundersClub, Zelkova Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Mayfield Fund, Industry Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

GV, Founders Fund, SV Angel

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