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Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Russell L. Carson


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 6
Rounds per year 0.35
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Online Portals
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Learning

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is the famous VC, which was founded in 1979. 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 New York.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, startups are often financed by Updata Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Pitango Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures, MPM Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Square 1 Bank, ROTH Capital Partners, Pitango Venture Capital.

The fund was created by Russell L. Carson. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. When the investment is from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2013. The real fund results show that this VC is 44 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Security, Health Care. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Alert Logic, Emerus Hospital Partners, Avetta. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Software
Health Care
Information Technology
Other Healthcare Services
Specialized Finance
11 Jul 2022 Franklin, Tennessee, United States


$65M31 Mar 2022 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


12 Jan 2022 Wilmington, North Carolina, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
20 Sep 2021 Pennsylvania, United States


10 Aug 2018 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Enterprise Software
Online Portals
$11M02 May 1999 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


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