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VentureFriends

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Apostolos Apostolakis George Dimopoulos

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Total investments 80
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 49
Rounds per year 13.33
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.39
Exits 3
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • Real Estate
  • Internet
Summary

VentureFriends is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Greece. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Athens.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AdEspresso, accusonus, Douleutaras. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Greece. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Real Estate, Internet.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the VentureFriends, startups are often financed by Openfund, Apostolos Apostolakis, PJ Tech Catalyst. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IQbility, PJ Tech Catalyst, Openfund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Openfund, Jabbar Internet Group, WestCap.

The real fund results show that this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this VentureFriends performs on 27 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from VentureFriends the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The current fund was established by Apostolos Apostolakis, George Dimopoulos. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Huspy

Financial Services
$37M21 Jun 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gaspardesk

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$2M03 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Proportunity

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Lending
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
Machine Learning
Real Estate
Software
$8M31 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Spotawheel

Automotive
Predictive Analytics
$118M27 Apr 2022 Athens, Attica, Greece

Strike

Cyber Security
Information Technology
Penetration Testing
$5M20 Apr 2022 Montevideo, Uruguay

MoneyHash

Financial Services
Payments
$3M14 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

mediately

Apps
Medical
Mobile
$8M10 Feb 2022 Ljubljana, Ljubljana Urban Commune, Slovenia

HUNTY

EdTech
Recruiting
Staffing Agency
$4M01 Dec 2021 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Kitchenful

Delivery
Food and Beverage
Grocery
Retail
$1M21 Oct 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
News
Blueground Raises $180 Million in New Funding to Accelerate Growth as Demand Rises for Flexible Rentals

– Blueground announced that it has raised $180m in Series C financing.
– In this round, Blueground raised $140m in equity financing led by WestCap, with participation from Geolo Capital, VentureFriends, and Prime Ventures.
– In addition, Blueground raised a $40m debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank.
– Together with this new round, Blueground has raised a total of $258m.
– With more than 5,000 apartments across 15 major cities globally, Blueground is reinventing the future of living by making apartments available globally for people where they want, when they want, on the terms they want.
– Through its network of beautifully designed and fully furnished apartments, guests are able to stay in some of the most desirable neighborhoods and cities throughout the world for a month, a year, or more.

Agro.Club Raises $5M to Accelerate International Expansion of Its Cloud-Based Agriculture Solutions With Embedded Finance

– Agr.Club announced a $20m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Rabo Frontier Ventures and VentureFriends, with participation from Speedinvest and Elevator Ventures, as well as a number of agriculture industry executives.
– Agro.Club is used by seed, crop protection, animal nutrition companies, as well as other suppliers, to manage their sales and marketing campaigns with distributors and farmers from start to finish.

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