Vertex Ventures

Vertex Ventures

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About

Vertex Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1988.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. In comparison with other funds, Vertex Ventures makes 11 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In real terms, this VC performs 12 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. When Vertex Ventures invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from Vertex Ventures, start-ups are often funded by Pitango Venture Capital, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures and 193 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Giza Venture Capital, Gemini Israel Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, overall with 256 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC, Gemini Israel Ventures, as well as 184 other investors.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 17.

GrabTaxi, Horizon Robotics, 91 Boyuan Wireless are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Internet, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 68 more areas of investment. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5.

Year Founded

1988

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

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

99.5% of cases

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

7-12

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

30.9% of cases

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

x9.3

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

2.9 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.25 out of 1

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

0.47 out of 1

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

7

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

2

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC, Gemini Israel Ventures

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