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Valar Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Andrew McCormack James Fitzgerald Peter Thiel


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Total investments 145
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 66
Rounds per year 12.08
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Banking
  • Software
  • Finance

Valar Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Andrew McCormack, James Fitzgerald, Peter Thiel. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight N26, TransferWise, Cluno. The fund has no specific favorite 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Banking, Insurance.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Valar Ventures, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Third Prime, Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital, Breyer Capital.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Valar Ventures works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Valar Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 32 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$20M16 Nov 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Financial Services
Information Technology
$6M17 Oct 2022 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria


$23M27 Sep 2022 -

Yellow Card

Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
Virtual Currency
$40M19 Sep 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$30M14 Sep 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Financial Services
$45M25 Jul 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$65M27 Jun 2022 Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh


Financial Services
$47M29 May 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Neo Financial

Financial Services
$147M05 May 2022 Calgary, Canada
Neo Financial announces $64 million Series B raise to accelerate growth

– Neo Financial (Neo), a financial technology company created by two of the co-founders of SkipTheDishes, announced their $64 million Series B fundraising round.
– This brings Neo’s total funding to $114 million CAD, with Valar Ventures leading both Series A and B rounds.
– With this latest capital raise, Neo will continue to grow its team from both Calgary and Winnipeg, and focus on launching new integrated fintech partnerships with retailers – a significant gap that’s underserved by incumbent banks. They will also be going beyond just ‘spending and saving’ to innovate and launch new products and features across the entire journey of Canadians’ financial lives.

Point raises $46.5 million for its premium debit card

– Challenger bank Point raised $46.5m Series B funding.
– The round was led by Valar Ventures and joined by Breyer Capital, YC Continuity and Human Capital.
– The company raised a $10.5m Series A round 18 months ago and a seed round before that, which means that Point has raised $60m in total.


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