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Underscore VC

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders C.A. Webb John Pearce Michael Skok Richard F. Dulude

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Total investments 77
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 53
Rounds per year 11.00
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.30
Exits 4
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Underscore VC is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boston.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Underscore VC, startups are often financed by Matrix Partners, Struck Capital, Storm Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Matrix Partners, Struck Capital, Storm Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Matrix Partners, Struck Capital, Storm Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 34 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. This Underscore VC works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Financial Services, CRM. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zaius, Salsify, Basis. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund was created by C.A. Webb, John Pearce, Michael Skok, Richard Dulude. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

smoodi

E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Hardware
Robotics
Wellness
$5M02 Dec 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

LearnLux

Education
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
$10M29 Sep 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Messari

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Information Services
$35M21 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

FINDMINE

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
E-Commerce
Internet
Machine Learning
Retail
Retail Technology
Social/Platform Software
$8M02 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

Kaiko

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Payments
$53M28 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Kard

Banking
Customer Service
Financial Services
FinTech
Loyalty Programs
Payments
$23M28 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States

DigitalBrain

Information Services
Information Technology
$16M11 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Clockwork

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
SaaS
Software
$2M04 Apr 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Apploi

Health Care
Mobile
Recruiting
SaaS
Software
$25M30 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States
News
Founded by ex-Braintree and PayPal execs, Pagos raises $10M to offer API-driven payment intelligence

– Pagos, a payment intelligence infrastructure startup, raised $10m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Underscore VC and Point72 Ventures, and joined by angels including former Venmo GM and current Accel investor Amit Jhawar; Bill Ready, Google’s president of commerce & payments; Billy Chen, VP of financial partnerships at Finix and former director of payments at Uber; and Rich LaBarca, GM of Dynamics 365 Customer Insights at Microsoft.
– The company is building a data “platform” and API-driven micro-services that it says can integrate with any payment stack.

Messari Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– Messari is a NYC-based crypto market intelligence company.
– The company closed a $21m Series A funding.
Point72 Ventures led the round with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Uncork Capital, and Underscore VC as well as new strategic investors Alameda Capital, Blockchain Ventures, CMS Holdings, Gemini Frontier Fund, Winklevoss Capital, Kraken Ventures, and Nascent.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the global reach of its Pro and Enterprise product suites, triple the size of its engineering and research teams, introduce new offerings that streamline participation in decentralized projects and their communities and to grow its institutional footprint and its community research and educational content, including the production of Mainnet 2021, Messari’s annual summit, which the company will host September 20-22 in New York City.

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