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Zero Stage Capital

Zero Stage Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Boston


Zero Stage Capital was established in 1981, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in Boston. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 1 percentage points less exits than other funds. In comparison with other funds, Zero Stage Capital makes 4 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2009. The fund's activity peaked in 2000. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year.

This VC was founded by Gordon Baty.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Zero Stage Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Lazard Technology Partners, Pilot House Ventures, PJC and 2 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Lazard Technology Partners, CB Health Ventures, Pilot House Ventures and also 15 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by New Enterprise Associates, Vanguard Ventures, DFJ, out of 20 investors from our database.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Biopharma, Pharmaceutical. In addition, there are 8 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Jenzabar, eYak (Sonexis), Powerspan. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first_initial last, first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

88.9% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

36.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.1 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Lazard Technology Partners, Pilot House Ventures, PJC

Funds Investing in Following

New Enterprise Associates, Vanguard Ventures, DFJ

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