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ZenStone Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Farris Wu Fay Yang


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Total investments 40
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 4.44
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Real Estate
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Mobile
  • Marketplace

In 2014 was created ZenStone Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Santa Clara.

This organization was formed by Fay Yang, Mingfeng Wu. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

This ZenStone Venture Capital works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The average startup value when the investment from ZenStone Venture Capital is 50-100 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the ZenStone Venture Capital, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Y Combinator, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Daniel Curran, Structure Capital, Crosslink Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Crosslink Capital, Zeev Ventures, Pantera Capital.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Apps, Finance. 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 Branch, Crew, Enevo. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Interior Design
Online Games
Real Estate
$10M03 Dec 2019 San Jose, California, United States


Fraud Detection
Mobile Payments
$22M01 Jun 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Trading Platform
$3M18 Jul 2017 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
$37M03 May 2017 Utah, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Interior Design
Online Games
Real Estate
$1M30 Mar 2017 San Jose, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Interior Design
Online Games
Real Estate
$500K01 Sep 2016 San Jose, California, United States


Supply Chain Management
$1M31 Aug 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


Advertising Platforms
Sharing Economy
$2M03 May 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


Big Data
Communications Infrastructure
$5M10 Feb 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


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