Upfront Ventures Founded 1996
Founders Steve Lebow Steven Dietz Yves Sisteron
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Total investments 346
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 174
Rounds per year 6.96
Lead investments 74
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.45
Exits 53
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
E-Commerce
Lifestyle
Marketing
Mobile
Software
Summary

Upfront Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1996. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Santa Monica.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Upfront Ventures, startups are often financed by Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, SV Angel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are FirstMark, Collaborative Fund, SV Angel. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rincon Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Andreessen Horowitz.

The fund was created by Steve Lebow, Steven Dietz, Yves Sisteron. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Upfront Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Upfront Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Retail, SaaS. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Dealertrack, Bird Rides, Fair.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Pinwheel
Financial Services
Information Technology
Software
Early Stage Venture
20M02 Jun 2021 United States, New York
Britive
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Identity Management
Software
Early Stage Venture
10M19 May 2021 United States, Glendale
Rally
Collaborative Consumption
Collectibles
Direct Marketing
Direct Sales
E-Commerce
Enterprise Software
Events
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Logistics
Music Venues
Non Profit
Payments
Politics
SaaS
Software
Sports
Transaction Processing
Transportation
Early Stage Venture
30M17 May 2021 United States, New York
Pragma
Early Stage Venture
12M20 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}
Territory Foods
Delivery Service
E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Nutrition
Personal Health
Personalization
Snack Food
Wellness
Early Stage Venture
22M13 Apr 2021 United States, Arlington
Finary
Asset Management
Communities
Financial Services
FinTech
Personal Finance
Social Network
Wealth Management
Seed
3M09 Apr 2021 France, Paris
Early Stage Venture
17M08 Apr 2021
Bevy
Communities
Enterprise
Events
Fashion
Retail
Social Media
Social Network
Software
Late Stage Venture
40M24 Mar 2021 United States, Seattle
Bionaut Labs
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
Early Stage Venture
20M03 Mar 2021 United States, Los Angeles
News
Adway Raises $6M in Seed Funding
– Adway is a digital advertising network for brands to engage and attract consumers by using street-level media. – The company raised $6m in seed funding led by Upfront Ventures and others including Revel Ventures, Watertower Ventures, Inflection Capital, and more. – The new investment will be used to commercialize the company’s system. Read more
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