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Zone Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Frank M. Creer Tim Draper


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Total investments 39
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 19
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
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Exits 3
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Fashion

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

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight eStyle, MaxManager, Neven Vision. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 2 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Network Security. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Zone Ventures, startups are often financed by DFJ, Oak Investment Partners, Vulcan. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Draper Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Vulcan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DFJ, Oak Investment Partners, Partech.

The current fund was established by Frank M. Creer, Tim Draper. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2006. The important activity for fund was in 2000. This Zone Ventures works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
Mobile Apps
$1M15 Jan 2021 Binh Duong province


Information Technology
Mobile Apps
$200K29 Nov 2020 Binh Duong province


Information Technology
Mobile Apps
01 Sep 2019 Binh Duong province


Clinical Trials
Diagnostic Equipment
Health Care
Medical Device
Other Devices and Supplies
01 May 2015 California, United States


In-Flight Entertainment
$15M30 Nov 2009 Irvine, California, United States

Siimpel Corporation

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$8M26 Nov 2008 California, United States


Ad Network
$5M29 Jul 2008 -


Personal Branding
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$8M29 Feb 2008 California, United States

Siimpel Corporation

Enterprise Software
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$21M23 Oct 2007 California, United States


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