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Xplorer Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jonathan McQueen Keith Nilsson


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Total investments 37
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 3.08
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • FinTech

Xplorer Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

This Xplorer Capital works on 1 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Xplorer Capital is 10-50 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Xplorer Capital, startups are often financed by Morado Ventures, Visionnaire Ventures, Yahoo. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bullpen Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, Wilbur-Ellis. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by aucfan Co.,Ltd., Vostok New Ventures, TheTime.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Public Transportation, Marketing. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Maverick, SpaceIQ, Canvas Technology.

The current fund was established by Ettore Leale, Keith Nilsson. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Gather AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$10M06 Oct 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
$16M28 Sep 2022 Fremont, California, United States


Financial Services
Marketing Automation
$17M05 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Air Transportation
Last Mile Transportation
$49M21 Jun 2022 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany


Advanced Materials
Clean Energy
$12M08 Jun 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Supply Chain Management
$10M30 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Auto Insurance
Car Sharing
Enterprise Software
Fleet Management
Identity Management
Ride Sharing
Sharing Economy
$13M19 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Lacuna Technologies

$16M07 Jul 2021 -

Noon Energy

Renewable Energy
$3M16 Mar 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States
DigiSure Scoops Up $13M

– DigiSure, the first company to go beyond credit and driving history for mobility and shared economy businesses, announces the launch of its embedded protection platform to offer instant, individualized micro-insurance policies for better, safer coverage.
– The company is also announcing $13M in funding led by Morado Ventures, with participation from Xplorer Capital, Valor Equity Partners, Clocktower Technology Ventures, True North Cos, and ex-Upwork CEO Fabio Rosati.
– The funds will be used to help grow its team and scale operations.

Lacuna Technologies announces $16 million Series A round led by Xplorer Capital Management

– Lacuna Technologies announced a $16m Series A funding round.
– The new funding comes on the heels of $17.5m in seed funding and brings the total investment in Lacuna to $33.5m.
– The round was led by Xplorer Capital Management LLC and also includes Playground Global.
– Lacuna will use the proceeds of the round to expand its product offerings and scale its business to new markets.


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