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Zelkova Ventures

Founders Jay Levy Larry Scheinfeld

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Total investments 96
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Portfolio companies 77
Rounds per year 5.65
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Exits 34
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • Marketing
Summary

In 2007 was created Zelkova Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Zelkova Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2011. This Zelkova Ventures works on 2 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Finance, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 Livefyre, FullContact, Kohort.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Zelkova Ventures, startups are often financed by Right Side Capital Management, Techstars New York City Accelerator, ff Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ff Venture Capital, Uncork Capital, Walter Winshall. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Gotham Ventures, Techstars, RRE Ventures.

The current fund was established by Jay Levy, Larry Scheinfeld. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Respondology

Advertising
Social Media Management
Spam Filtering
$11M06 Apr 2023 Boulder, Colorado, United States

MyPocketCFO

18 Dec 2022 -

Teal

Career Planning
Drones
Manufacturing
Personal Development
Product Design
Professional Services
Robotics
Software
$6M06 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Vitally

Analytics
B2B
Internet
SaaS
Software
$9M24 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$1M08 Apr 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Onboard (Onboard.io)

SaaS
Software
$1M16 Feb 2021 Michigan, United States

Yaguara

Business Intelligence
E-Commerce
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
$7M26 Mar 2020 Denver, Colorado, United States

MarketMuse

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Content
Content Marketing
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
SaaS
$2M18 Mar 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Vitally

Analytics
B2B
Internet
SaaS
Software
06 Sep 2019 New York, New York, United States

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Total investments 96
Average round size 2M
Rounds per year 5.65
Peak activity year 2011
Lead investments 2
Follow on index 0.20
Exits 34
Group Appearance index 0.94

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Respondology

Advertising
Social Media Management
Spam Filtering
$11M06 Apr 2023 Boulder, Colorado, United States

MyPocketCFO

18 Dec 2022 -

Teal

Career Planning
Drones
Manufacturing
Personal Development
Product Design
Professional Services
Robotics
Software
$6M06 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Vitally

Analytics
B2B
Internet
SaaS
Software
$9M24 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$1M08 Apr 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Onboard (Onboard.io)

SaaS
Software
$1M16 Feb 2021 Michigan, United States

Yaguara

Business Intelligence
E-Commerce
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
$7M26 Mar 2020 Denver, Colorado, United States

MarketMuse

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Content
Content Marketing
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
SaaS
$2M18 Mar 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Vitally

Analytics
B2B
Internet
SaaS
Software
06 Sep 2019 New York, New York, United States
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