Celebrating 3 Years of FundersClub

Celebrating 3 Years of
FundersClub

July 25, 2012 — July 25, 2015

In July 2012, FundersClub launched the world’s first online venture capital platform. Our mission? Discover, fund, and support the world’s top startups. We are thrilled to share our community's story.


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A new model for venture capital

FundersClub

Invest in the best startups

FundersClub uses networks of people and software to discover, fund, and support the world's best startups and their intrepid founders. For top entrepreneurs, this means fast fundraising, value-added support, and connections to get to the next level. For accredited investors, this means exclusive access to invest in and support top startups, and an easy way to diversify their portfolios to include venture capital and private equity. For top VCs, incubators, and superangels, we have opened our infrastructure and marketplace to provide hassle-free turnkey venture fund infrastructure and fast fundraising.

FundersClub Stats at a Glance

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Average initial investment in company

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Follow-on capital raised by portfolio companies after FundersClub investment

Estimated valuation of startups in FundersClub portfolio

Unrealized net IRR*

Invested on FundersClub to date

Estimated Number of Employees at FundersClub-backed companies

How we invest in the best...

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Acceptance Rate

FundersClub targets the world's highest-promise startups. Our vetting process starts with trusted referrals and screened applications. This is followed by internal Investment Committee review, and then by a community-powered Panel review.

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14,838

Accredited Investors

Members of the FundersClub investor community hail from 48 countries around the world. FundersClub leverages the connections and expertise of these business and technical leaders to help discover the world's best startups and to provide the startups with an expanded rolodex for value-added support.

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Investor Locations by Country

137

Companies Funded

FundersClub invests in disruptive, technology-enabled startups pursuing multi-billion dollar addressable markets. Explore the breakdown of the FundersClub portfolio by sector.

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Recommended

FundersClub focuses on creating a delightful experience for top startup founders. Our aim is to be a long-term, value-added partner to help our startups achieve success.

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FundersClub

93%

VC Industry Average

60%

Footnote: When FundersClub portfolio founders were asked "How likely are you to recommend FundersClub to a friend (1-10)?" 93% of respondents put 8 (16%) , 9 (21%), or 10 (60%). This compares to the following 2014 study which showed the average VC would get recommended only by 60% of their entrepreneurs.

Silicon Valley Based, National & Global Reach

FundersClub Portfolio Company Locations

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Instacart

Instacart

Coinbase

Coinbase

Teespring

Teespring

Memebox

Memebox

Sight Machine

Sight Machine

Placemeter

Placemeter

UpCounsel

UpCounsel

LitBit

LitBit

SpoonRocket

SpoonRocket

Soldsie

Soldsie

True & Co

True & Co

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Zesty

Zesty

Zoom

Zoom

Parsely

Parsely

Shippo

Shippo

btcJam

btcJam

OTI Lumionics

OTI Lumionics

LE TOTE

LE TOTE

Bento

Bento

GitLab

GitLab

Flexport

Flexport

Sanguine

Sanguine

Sano

Sano

FundersClub has had 7 acquisitions to date, including:

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NASDAQ: LOGM

Top VCs have invested $750M+ of follow-on capital in the FundersClub portfolio to date, including:

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* Disclaimer: A FundersClub member investing equally across all available investments would have, net of administrative costs and carried interest, an unrealized annual net rate of return ("Unrealized Net IRR") on their portfolio of 63.8% for the period from FundersClub’s launch on July 25, 2012 through July 25, 2015. This data speaks only as of the date hereof, and FundersClub disclaims any obligation or undertaking to provide updates or revisions to reflect any change in its expectations or returns.

The stated IRR is unrealized and based solely on our own estimate of the current value of our fund investments; was not provided or verified by the companies or third party valuation; and does not represent actual return of capital or gain to FundersClub members. Our methodology for determining the unrealized IRR has been described in the past here: How We Calculate IRR

The actual return outcomes for investments are highly uncertain and may, in the end, be significantly lower than the stated unrealized IRR. Additionally, our past performance is not indicative of future returns, so we can’t provide assurances that comparable returns individually or in the aggregate will be achieved by any current or future FundersClub fund.

Disclosure: Investing in startups carries a high degree of risk. In general, financial and operating risks confronting both early and developmental-stage companies, as well as more mature expansion-stage companies are significant. Many emerging growth companies go out of businesses every year. It is difficult to know how companies will grow, if at all, or what changes may occur in the market. A loss of an investor’s entire investment is possible and no profit may be realized. Investors are responsible for conducting their own due diligence.