Verizon Ventures

Verizon Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Basking Ridge

About

Verizon Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. The main office of this VC is situated in Basking Ridge. The VC's location is in North America, United States. Verizon Ventures is a CVC is a part of a larger organization.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. Verizon Ventures is involved in 12 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 5 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017. At the time of investment by Verizon Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 10-50 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2015. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

NantHealth, SparkCognition, BlueKai are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 4 founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 2 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Big Data, Machine Learning. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 31 more areas of investment.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Verizon Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Techstars and 108 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Intel Capital, Techstars, True Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 94. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by DCM Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Rhodium, out of 53 investors from our database.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

Year Founded

2000

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: verizon.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first last, first_initial last, first, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

4-6

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

24.8% of cases

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

x7.4

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

1.3 years

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

0.17 out of 1

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

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Techstars

Funds Investing Together

Intel Capital, Techstars, True Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

DCM Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Rhodium

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