University Ventures

Founded 2011


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Total investments 65
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • EdTech
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Higher Education
  • Recruiting

The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Galvanize, CampusLogic, Examity. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Finance, FinTech. The fund has no exact preference 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. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the University Ventures, startups are often financed by Yucatan Rock Ventures, VilCap Investments, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Markets Venture Partners, Learn Capital, Zoma Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Markets Venture Partners, Zoma Capital, Thrive Capital.

This University Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Early Stage Venture
4M18 Dec 2020


Enterprise Software
Early Stage Venture
6M28 Oct 2019 United States, Boulder


Human Resources
Professional Networking
Early Stage Venture
4M01 May 2019 United States, San Francisco


Enterprise Software
Early Stage Venture
11M24 Apr 2019 United States, New York


Higher Education
Early Stage Venture
24M01 Apr 2019 United States, Cambridge


Big Data
Early Stage Venture
2M29 Jan 2019 United States, Chicago


Enterprise Software
Early Stage Venture
2M07 Dec 2018 United States, Boulder

MPOWER Financing

Financial Services
Higher Education
Early Stage Venture
10M27 Nov 2018 United States, Washington


Higher Education
Early Stage Venture
28M14 Nov 2018 Cyprus, Larnaca Municipality


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