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Wellington Management

Wellington Management

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston


Wellington Management is the renowned VC, which was created in 1970. This investor is located in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in Boston.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 6-7 participants. Along with Wellington Management, start-ups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Greylock Partners, General Catalyst as well as 160 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Tiger Global Management, RA Capital Management, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), overall with 96 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by EquityZen, SoftBank Investment Advisers, SharesPost Investment Management, out of 33 investors from our database.

Uber, WeWork, Airbnb are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Internet, Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 99 more industries for this fund. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. 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. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. This fund was the most active in 2015. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points more exits than other funds. Wellington Management participates, on average, in 12 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Wellington Management is more than 1 billion dollars.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 2 key employees of this fund 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: wellington.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first_initial last, last, last first_initial, first last_initial

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

97.6% of cases

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


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

7.6% 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]

4.9 years

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

0.65 out of 1

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


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


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


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