Winklevoss capital

Founded 2012
Founders Cameron Winklevoss Tyler Winklevoss

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Total investments 4
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.44
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.12
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Real Estate
  • Application Software
  • Information Services (B2C)
  • CRM
  • Search Engine
Summary

The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Winklevoss capital, startups are often financed by Slow Ventures, Naval Ravikant, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, SV Angel, FundersClub. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Founders Fund, FJ Labs, Accomplice.

The current fund was established by Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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 fund investment industries, there are SaaS, Retail. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 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 Flexport, Cabify, Filecoin.

The high activity for fund was in 2014. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 18 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. This Winklevoss capital works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

BitClout

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Open Source
$200M21 Sep 2021 Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Colossal Biosciences

Biotechnology
$15M06 May 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States

Triplemint

Application Software
CRM
Information Services (B2C)
Real Estate
Real Estate Services (B2C)
Search Engine
$1M30 Apr 2015 New York, New York, United States
News
Messari Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– Messari is a NYC-based crypto market intelligence company.
– The company closed a $21m Series A funding.
Point72 Ventures led the round with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Uncork Capital, and Underscore VC as well as new strategic investors Alameda Capital, Blockchain Ventures, CMS Holdings, Gemini Frontier Fund, Winklevoss Capital, Kraken Ventures, and Nascent.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the global reach of its Pro and Enterprise product suites, triple the size of its engineering and research teams, introduce new offerings that streamline participation in decentralized projects and their communities and to grow its institutional footprint and its community research and educational content, including the production of Mainnet 2021, Messari’s annual summit, which the company will host September 20-22 in New York City.

Crusoe Closes $128M Series B

– Crusoe Energy Systems from San Francisco has closed a $128m Series B equity financing led by Valor Equity Partners.
Lowercarbon Capital, DRW Venture Capital, Founders Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, KCK Group, Upper90, Winklevoss Capital, Exor, Zigg Capital and JB Straubel participated.
– The company provides solutions for the energy industry.

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