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Wave Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Rosenthal Riley Newman Sara (Tillim) Adler


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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 2.60
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Health Care
  • Power Grid
  • CleanTech
  • Renewable Energy

Wave Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

The fund was created by David Rosenthal, Riley Newman, Sara (Tillim) Adler. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consulting, Psychology. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Basis. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 1 and less years to receive the investment from the fund.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the Wave Capital, startups are often financed by ZhenFund, Wing Venture Capital, Valor Capital Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Moving Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bedrock Capital Partners.

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Notable deals

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Food Delivery
$14M17 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Ethereum Push Notification Service

$10M14 Apr 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Business Development
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$3M31 Dec 2021 Miami, Florida, United States

The Luupe

$3M17 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States

Debond protocol

$550K22 Oct 2021 Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia


$3M30 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Camus Energy

Cloud Computing
Data Integration
Electrical Distribution
Power Grid
Renewable Energy
$16M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Copper Books

$2M30 Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Darwin Homes

Property Management
Real Estate
Rental Property
$15M25 Jan 2021 Austin, Texas, United States
Thatch using $3M round to put travel creators on the map

– Thatch, a travel company, raised $3m in Seed II funding.
– The round was led by Wave Capital and joined by Freestyle VC’s Jenny Lefcourt and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph.
– It brings Thatch’s total investment to $5.2m since the company was founded by West Askew, Abby West and Shane Farmer in 2018.
– The company intends to hire additional engineers, build out new content and launch new features for selling or earning tips on interactive guides that creators produce in the app.

Scarf exits stealth with analytics tools that help open source developers get paid

– Scarf is taking the first step toward changing that by giving developers greater insight into their work.
– The hope is that this information will allow developers to connect with commercial users and discuss paid services, such as support and customization.
– Scarf also disclosed that it has raised a $2m seed round from Wave Capital and 468 Capital, as well as angel investors Scott Belsky and Kevin Hartz.


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