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Venture University

Investor type Accelerator
Founders J. Skyler Fernandes


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Total investments 48
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 12.00
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health Care
  • FinTech

Venture University appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2018. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2018.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FLOWER CO, 3TEN8, CreditStacks. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, Machine Learning. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Venture University, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, UpHonest Capital, Social Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VU Venture Partners, Women Angels, UpHonest Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Knockout Capital, Yukon Partners, Y Combinator.

The current fund was established by J. Skyler Fernandes. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lora DiCarlo

05 Jan 2021 Bend, Oregon, United States


Supply Chain Management
04 Jan 2021 Hong Kong


Product Design
23 Dec 2020 -


Financial Services
21 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

DASH Systems

Air Transportation
Freight Service
Mechanical Engineering
$8M16 Dec 2020 California, United States


Food and Beverage
14 Oct 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Consumer Goods
08 Oct 2020 California, United States

Lora DiCarlo

$2M05 Oct 2020 Bend, Oregon, United States

Finless Foods

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
16 Sep 2020 Berkeley, California, United States


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