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Union Grove Venture Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Greg Bohlen John A. Spilman V Patrick Cairns


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Total investments 14
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 1.75
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Analytics
  • Marketplace
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Food Processing

In 2014 was created Union Grove Venture Partners, 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 Chapel Hill.

The fund was created by Greg Bohlen, John A. Spilman V, Patrick Cairns. The overall number of key employees were 3.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. This Union Grove Venture Partners works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Union Grove Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Mayfield Fund, Uncork Capital, Inventus Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Mayfield Fund, Uncork Capital, Shea Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Uncork Capital, Menlo Ventures, Mayfield Fund.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Descartes Labs, Appcelerator, SpotHero. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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 most popular fund investment industries, there are Marketplace, Health Care.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Data Integration
Machine Learning
$123M02 Nov 2022 Redwood City, California, United States

Oliver Space

Interior Design
Subscription Service
$36M09 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$18M23 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Data Integration
Machine Learning
$110M03 Jun 2021 Redwood City, California, United States


Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Video Games
$185M12 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Descartes Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Developer Platform
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
$20M11 Oct 2019 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States


Mobile Apps
$50M22 Aug 2019 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Samba TV

Consumer Electronics
Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
$30M19 Jun 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

Beyond Meat

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
11 Oct 2016 California, United States
Forte Raises $185M Series A at $1B Valuation Led by Griffin Gaming Partners

– Forte, an organization building a blockchain-based economic platform for video games, announced it has raised $185M in Series A funding led by Griffin Gaming Partners.
– New and existing investors including Union Grove Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, and Canaan also participated in the round.
– The Series A funding values the organization at $1B.
– Funds will be used to accelerate the development of its end-to-end blockchain platform, which lets developers create fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and build scalable token-based game economies.
– Forte’s economic technology aims to address the growing misalignment between game developers, players, and fans.


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