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Valar Ventures

Valar Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Valar Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2010. The the headquarters of this VC is in New York. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Besides Valar Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by 500 Startups, Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital and 63 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Third Prime, Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital and also 67 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital, Breyer Capital, out of 35 investors from our database.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Banking, Insurance. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 14 more industries for this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 7 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are N26, TransferWise, Cluno. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

This VC was founded by Andrew McCormack, James Fitzgerald, Peter Thiel. Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

This fund was the most active in 2019. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Valar Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Valar Ventures is involved in 20 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 32 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

39.5% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.5 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.5 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.43 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

500 Startups, Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Goodwater Capital, Square Peg Capital, Breyer Capital

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