Valor Equity Partners

Founded 1995
Founders Antonio Gracias


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Total investments 108
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 72
Rounds per year 4.15
Lead investments 20
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Food and Beverage
  • Information Technology
  • Analytics
  • Manufacturing

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Quantum Machines

Quantum Computing
Software Engineering
$50M05 Sep 2021 Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Eight Sleep

Consumer Electronics
Health Care
Product Design
$86M30 Aug 2021 United States, New York


Auto Insurance
Car Sharing
Enterprise Software
Fleet Management
Identity Management
Ride Sharing
Sharing Economy
$13M19 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Staffing Agency
$15M12 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Ad Targeting
Artificial Intelligence
Digital Marketing
Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
$11M03 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles


Health Care
Medical Device
$205M30 Jul 2021 United States, Fremont

Redwood Materials

Advanced Materials
Building Material
Information Technology
Renewable Energy
$700M28 Jul 2021 United States, Carson City

Little Spoon

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Organic Food
$44M20 Jul 2021 United States, New York

Genvid Technologies

Information Technology
Online Games
Video Games
$113M15 Jul 2021 United States, New York
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.

Eight Sleep Raises $86M Series C to Scale Sleep Fitness Movement

– Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company, announced it has closed $86M in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from other funds, including SoftBank, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, and General Catalyst.
– Antonio Gracias, Valor’s Founder, CEO, and CIO, joined the Eight Sleep Board. Mr. Gracias sits on the boards of Tesla, SpaceX, and K Health and has led investments in other highly disruptive companies, including Bird, Reddit, and Uber.


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