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Walden International

Walden International

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Walden International is the renowned VC, which was created in 1987. The main office of this VC is situated in San Francisco. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. WebEx, GoPro, CloudMinds are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 5 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Telecommunications, Internet. In addition, there are 47 more industries where it has achieved success.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Aside from Walden International, start-ups are often funded by New Enterprise Associates, Vertex Ventures Israel, Vertex Ventures and 91 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Goldman Sachs, Vertex Ventures Israel, Vertex Ventures and also 124 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by New Enterprise Associates, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Granite Ventures, out of 100 investors from our database.

In comparison with other funds, Walden International makes 3 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In 2007, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Walden International, a typical start-up valuation would be 50-100 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 2 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2016. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually.

The fund was created by Lip Tan, Roni Hefetz. We also identified another 10 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

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

96.8% of cases

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

29.0% of cases

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


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

3.7 years

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

0.33 out of 1

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


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


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