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University Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 69
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 6.27
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • EdTech
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

STEM Education
$4M18 Dec 2020 New York, New York, United States


Enterprise Software
$6M28 Oct 2019 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Human Resources
Professional Networking
$4M01 May 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
$11M24 Apr 2019 New York, United States


Higher Education
$24M01 Apr 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Vemo Education

Financial Services
Higher Education
$24M15 Mar 2019 Arlington, Virginia, United States


Big Data
$2M29 Jan 2019 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Enterprise Software
$2M07 Dec 2018 Boulder, Colorado, United States

MPOWER Financing

Financial Services
Higher Education
$10M27 Nov 2018 Washington, District of Columbia, United States
101edu Closes $4.6M Series A Funding

– 101edu from San Francisco raised $7.8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Recurring Capital Partners with participation from new and existing investors Birchmere Ventures, University Ventures, Zanichelli Venture, Matzliach Capital, Board member Dr. James Caras, Mark Miller, Torsten Geers, and Vineet Madan.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and expand into other STEM disciplines and markets.


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