Western Technology Investment

Founded 1980

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Total investments 287
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 317
Rounds per year 7.00
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 110
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
Summary

Western Technology Investment is the famous VC, which was founded in 1980. 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 Portola Valley.

The overall number of key employees were 9.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Software. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. 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 popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Facebook, Jet.com, Stitch Fix.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Western Technology Investment performs on 1 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Western Technology Investment is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Western Technology Investment, startups are often financed by Founders Fund, Plug and Play, New Enterprise Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Founders Fund, Plug and Play. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Streamlined Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pixalate

Advertising
Analytics
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Fraud Detection
Security
n/a
$18M02 Sep 2021 United States, Santa Monica

Seek

Apps
Hospitality
Information Technology
Travel
1
$4M12 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Just Auto Insurance

Auto Insurance
Automotive
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
n/a
$3M10 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Plant Prefab

Architecture
Construction
GreenTech
Manufacturing
Smart Building
n/a
03 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}

Pathrise

Career Planning
College Recruiting
Education
Employment
Recruiting
Universities
1
$5M25 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

dcbel

Artificial Intelligence
Clean Energy
CleanTech
Electric Vehicle
Smart Home
Solar
n/a
$40M14 Apr 2021 Canada, Montreal

Serve Robotics

Food Delivery
Logistics
Robotics
1
02 Mar 2021 United States, Redwood City

Cloud Computing
Consumer
Consumer Applications
Elder Care
Home Services
SaaS
Smart Home
Software
n/a
30 Dec 2020 United States, New York

Uvaro

E-Learning
Education
Higher Education
Professional Networking
Recruiting
Sales
Training
1
$1M01 Sep 2020 Canada, Waterloo
News
Pathrise Raises $9M in Series A Funding

– Pathrise, a San Francisco, CA-based online mentorship and job placement platform for tech professionals, secured $9m in Series A Funding.
– The round was led by Learn Capital and also included Western Technology Investment and Day One Ventures and existing investors K50 Ventures, Y Combinator, and GoAhead Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to develop its proprietary platform which manages mentor matching, job searching and resource recommendation, recruitment and onboarding of mentors, refine scholarship systems, create affordable income share agreements and other financial innovations to improve accessibility of the program.

Bitwise Industries Raises $50M in Funding

– Bitwise Industries is a tech apprenticeship provider based in Fresno, California.
– The company raised $50m in series B funding.
– The round was led by Kapor Capital with participation from JPMorgan Chase, Motley Fool Ventures, ProMedica, Candide Group, GingerBread Capital, Hunt Capital Investments, Impact Assets, Libra Foundation, Plum Alley and Western Technology Investment.
– The new investment will help the company to grow into multiple new markets across the country beginning with Toledo, Ohio.

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