Close Many team members at Unicorn Nest are Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression. We do our best to solve any issues and answer your questions in the shortest possible time frames but some delays are possible.

Unusual Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders John Vrionis Jyoti Bansal


Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics



News & Media

Add fund to favorites
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 101
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 70
Rounds per year 25.25
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Enterprise Software

Unusual Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2018. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park. The company was established in North America in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Unusual Ventures, startups are often financed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Afore Capital, Redpoint. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wing Venture Capital, SignalFire. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Shasta Ventures, Golub Capital, Defy Ventures.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Delivery, Cloud Computing. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Arctic Wolf Networks, CloudBees, Visor.

This organization was formed by John Vrionis, Jyoti Bansal. The overall number of key employees were 5.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Unusual Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

Read more

Related Funds

Funds investing in previous rounds
These funds often invest in the rounds preceeding the rounds of Unusual Ventures:
Typical Co-investors
Unusual Ventures is more likely to invest in rounds together with the following funds:
Funds investing in following rounds
These funds have a tendency to invest in the following rounds after Unusual Ventures:

Funds with similar focus

Funds from United States
Funds with similar focus located in United States:
Funds with the same geo focus
Funds with similar geography of portfolio companies:
Funds doing lead investments
Funds with similar focus acting as lead investors:

Look at other 50 related and similar funds Collapse list
Fund NameLocation
Alante Capital New York, New York, United States
Alliansys-Nord Creation Eurville, France, Haute-Normandie
Bluestar Ventures Chicago, Illinois, United States
BreezeCOM Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Brook Venture Partners Massachusetts, United States, Wakefield
CFI Group Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Clal Biotechnology Industries Israel, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
ECTEK China, Jiangsu, Jintan
Inflect Health California, Emeryville, United States
Ininvest -
Karsan Otomotiv -
Kingsbrook Partners New York, New York, United States
Li Yuan Group China, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
LuneX Ventures Central, Central Region, Singapore
Shanghai Lindian Wangluo Keji Youxian Gongsi China, Shanghai
Sharewin Investment China, Shanghai
Shengda Ruifeng Investment Management Beijing, Beijing, China
The Timeless Group New York, New York, United States
W. R. Berkley Connecticut, Greenwich, United States

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$22M02 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
$5M21 Sep 2022 Oakland, California, United States


$28M25 Aug 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Information Technology
27 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$4M26 Jul 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Try Your Best

$9M02 Jun 2022 -


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Network Security
$40M01 Jun 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Open Source
$25M18 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Sales Automation
$75M17 May 2022 Oakland, California, United States
Socratic nabs $3M seed to build data-driven task management system for developers

– Socratic, an early-stage startup that wants to bring data to bear on a developer-focused task management system, announced a $3m seed investment from Unusual Ventures, and a couple of industry angels.
– The company is also opening up public beta of the software starting today.
– Company co-founder and CEO Nolan Wright says that he wants to build a new kind of task management system by using data to drive decisions.
– “Socratic is the first task management system that has been built from the ground up to use data and data science to help individuals and teams work better,” Wright explained.
– It does this by letting developers work as they normally do, while Socratic works behind the scenes tracking all the critical data.

Relyance AI scores $25M Series A to ensure privacy compliance at the code level

– Relyance AI, an early-stage startup that is helping companies stay in compliance with privacy laws at the code level, announced a $25m Series A.
Menlo Ventures and Unusual Ventures led the round.
– Serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal from Unusual will join the board under the terms of the deal.
– Matt Murphy from Menlo is coming on as a board observer.
– The company has now raised $30m.


  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent Unusual Ventures?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: