Verizon Ventures

Founded 1990
Founders Richard Ferrer Terry Evans Jr

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Total investments 126
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 95
Rounds per year 4.06
Lead investments 14
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.32
Exits 27
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
  • Big Data
  • Advertising
Summary

Verizon Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The venture was found in North America in United States. Verizon Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Basking Ridge.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Verizon Ventures, startups are often financed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Intel Capital, Techstars, True Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DCM Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Rhodium.

The overall number of key employees were 7.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Verizon Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this Verizon Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Big Data, Machine Learning. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline NantHealth, SparkCognition, BlueKai For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Wiliot

Semiconductor
Wireless
$200M27 Jul 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

HaptX

Hardware
Human Computer Interaction
Motion Capture
Robotics
Virtual Reality
$12M20 Jul 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

CoreTigo

Internet of Things
Network Hardware
Wireless
$13M24 Jun 2021 Israel, North District, Israel

SAM Seamless Network

Computer
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Internet of Things
Network Security
Software
$20M27 May 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Optibus

Artificial Intelligence
Public Transportation
SaaS
$107M10 Mar 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Origin Wireless

B2B
CRM
Information Technology
$14M22 Feb 2021 Maryland, United States

Edgybees

Augmented Reality
Computer
Consumer
Software
$9M17 Feb 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

ShotTracker

Analytics
Basketball
Software
Sports
$11M14 Jan 2021 Kansas, United States

Vdoo

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Network Security
Risk Management
$25M13 Jan 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel
News
StatusPRO Raises $5.2M in Seed Funding

– StatusPRO is a sports technology and gaming company based in Miami, FL.
– The company raised $5.2m in seed funding.
– The round was led by KB Partners and TitletownTech with participation from Greycroft, Verizon Ventures, Haslam Sports Group, 49ers Enterprises, SC Holdings and additional strategic investors.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the expansion of products aimed at reshaping how players and coaches prepare for games, while defining a new form of engagement between athletes and fans.

HaptX raises another $12M for high-tech gloves, relocates HQ back to Seattle

– HaptX is raising more cash to meet demand for its haptic gloves that help enterprise customers working in virtual reality and robotics.
– The company just landed $12m from existing investors including Verizon Ventures, Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, and Upheaval Investments.
– Total funding to date is $31m.
– HaptX released the HaptX Gloves DK2 in January and said all inventory is sold out.
– It will use the funding to launch a second manufacturing run.
– The company is also moving its headquarters to back the Seattle area, where it originally launched before moving to California and will open a new 15,000 square-foot space.

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