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Valor Equity Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Antonio Gracias

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Total investments 167
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$71M
Portfolio companies 115
Rounds per year 6.19
Lead investments 25
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 7
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Food and Beverage
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 1995 was created Valor Equity Partners, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Valor Equity Partners, startups are often financed by DFJ, Craft Ventures, VantagePoint Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Craft Ventures, Founders Fund, DFJ. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VantagePoint Capital Partners, DFJ, Upfront Ventures.

The real fund results show that this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2012. Comparing to the other companies, this Valor Equity Partners performs on 27 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from Valor Equity Partners is more than 1 billion dollars.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SpaceX, SolarCity, Bird Rides. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biopharma, Restaurants. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The current fund was established by Antonio Gracias. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Carbyne

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
Public Safety
$56M07 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

21.co

$25M06 Sep 2022 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Galoy

Banking
E-Commerce
Payments
$4M03 Aug 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

SoFresh

Food and Beverage
Packaging Services
$5M02 Aug 2022 Wisconsin, United States

velosimo

Data Integration
Developer APIs
Government
GovTech
PaaS
SaaS
Software
$11M21 Jul 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Xage Security

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Network Security
Security
Software
$40M14 Jul 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States

Coalition

Cyber Security
Information Technology
Insurance
Risk Management
$250M08 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Lightbits Labs

Venture Capital
$42M28 Jun 2022 Israel, North District, Israel

Delphia

Artificial Intelligence
Asset Management
Consumer Software
Financial Services
FinTech
Hedge Funds
Machine Learning
$60M08 Jun 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
News
Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M

– DroneBase, a company providing drones as a service to capture high-resolution aerial photos, announced that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by Euclidean Capital with participation from Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Energy Transition Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and Valor Equity Partners.
– The company says that the funds will be put toward expansion in the renewable energy industry and other segments with “high-value” infrastructure, like commercial real estate and insurance.
– Investments in drone startups are growing as the benefits of AI applied to aerial photography become clear. For example, algorithms analyze images from drones to monitor for corrosion, pests, and even livestock health. And insurers like State Farm leverage drones for claims inspections, assessing on-the-ground damage, and emergency resources following a disaster.

Lilac Solutions Announces $150 Million Series B to Scale Lithium Supply for the Electric Vehicle Era

– Lilac Solutions announced a $150m Series B financing round led by Lowercarbon Capital and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates.
– The round was also joined by Mercuria Energy Trading and Valor Equity Partners; existing investors Breakthrough Energy Ventures and The Engine also participated in the round.
– Lilac has developed a new ion exchange technology to increase production of lithium from brine resources.
– Lilac will use the new funds to ramp production of the company’s unique ion exchange beads, expand its teams of engineers and field operators, and deploy the technology globally.
– Most of the world’s lithium is contained in brine resources – naturally occurring deposits of salt water. These brines are abundant, but resource developers have struggled to bring projects into production due to a lack of cost-effective technology.

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