Vulcan Capital

Founded 1997
Founders Paul Allen


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Total investments 222
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 119
Rounds per year 4.96
Lead investments 42
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 35
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • SaaS
  • Software

Vulcan Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2003. The main department of described VC is located in the Seattle. The venture was found in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, Big Data. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Alibaba, Uber, Spotify.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Vulcan Capital, startups are often financed by RRE Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Benchmark. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are DFJ, Maveron, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DFJ, Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The typical startup value when the investment from Vulcan Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Vulcan Capital works on 7 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund was created by Paul Allen. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Asset Management
Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
39M09 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Consumer Applications
Delivery Service
E-Commerce Platforms
Industrial Automation
Retail Technology
Early Stage Venture
13M18 May 2021 Netherlands, Amsterdam


4M12 May 2021 United States, Seattle

Early Stage Venture
25M30 Apr 2021

5M20 Apr 2021

TAE Technologies

Energy Management
Renewable Energy
130M08 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}

Eat Just

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
200M23 Mar 2021 United States, San Francisco

Financial Services
Personal Finance
Early Stage Venture
10M03 Mar 2021 United States, New York


Marketing Automation
Natural Language Processing
Early Stage Venture
50M24 Feb 2021 United States, Los Angeles
Borneo Raises $18M in Series A Funding
– Borneo is a Singapore-based real-time data security and privacy observability platform. – Company raised $18m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Vulcan Capital and Prosus Ventures. – The new investment will be used to continue investing in its technology platform and customer demand. Read more
AdaptX raises $6M, changes name from MDMetrix, expands quest for healthcare data insights
– Seattle-based AdaptX, a startup that helps healthcare providers and systems use data from electronic medical records to inform and adjust what they do, raised $6m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Vulcan Capital and joined by all previous institutional investors. – The company has raised a total of more than $11m in funding. Read more


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