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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Vayner/RSE is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2014. The fund is located in United States, North America. The the headquarters of this VC is in New York.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 4 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as E-Commerce, SaaS. In addition, there are 29 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Coinbase, Canva, Namely. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 other investors. Along with Vayner/RSE, start-ups are often financed by Techstars, Lerer Hippeau, Red Swan Ventures as well as 57 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are SV Angel, Gary Vaynerchuk, BoxGroup, the total number of co-investors is 73. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Lerer Hippeau, Slow Ventures, RRE Ventures, as well as 57 other investors.

The fund was created by AJ Vaynerchuk, Gary Vaynerchuk, Matt Higgins. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

In 2014, the fund's activity was at its peak. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points less exits than other funds. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Vayner/RSE is 100-500 millions dollars. Vayner/RSE participates, on average, in 5 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

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]

8.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

4.8 years

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

0.33 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Techstars, Lerer Hippeau, Red Swan Ventures

Funds Investing Together

SV Angel, BoxGroup

Funds Investing in Following

Lerer Hippeau, Slow Ventures, RRE Ventures

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