Unusual Ventures

Founded 2018
Founders John Vrionis Jyoti Bansal


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Total investments 49
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 16.33
Lead investments 5
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
  • SaaS

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.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Mobile Apps
$1M01 Sep 2021 Minnesota, United States


Information Technology
$9M27 Jul 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Big Data
Data Center Automation
Data Visualization
$20M24 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Developer Tools
Information Technology
Open Source
$5M08 Jun 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States


Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
$12M13 May 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Alto Solutions

Financial Services
Information Technology
Personal Finance
$17M20 Apr 2021 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Communication Hardware
Developer Platform
$4M25 Mar 2021 California, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$4M03 Mar 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$30M25 Feb 2021 Sunnyvale, 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, Overtime.vc 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.


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