Unpopular Ventures

Investor type

VC

Founded

2019

AUM

$138 M

Location

United States

$0-1 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Seed

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

Our goal is to invest in the best early-stage technology companies before they become popular. We believe the best opportunities in life can be found on the road less traveled - and especially so when it comes to startups. Because innovation usually emerges on the fringes, or challenges the status quo, the highest returns often result from taking positions that are "non-consensus and right." Most of the startups that changed the world were unpopular in the beginning - including Google, Airbnb, and many others. Our aim is to support the category-defining companies of tomorrow, that probably aren’t obvious today. To this end, we partner with outstanding teams who create new markets, pursue ideas which others initially dismiss, conquer overlooked geographies, operate in underestimated verticals, or take on challenges with daunting odds. All of our portfolio companies have the potential to grow at least 100x. We help them turn their visions of the future into reality. Although we venture off the beaten path, startups we backed early on have raised follow-on financing from some of the best investors in the world, including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Index Ventures, First Round Capital, Initialized, Floodgate, Craft Ventures, and many more top-tier VCs. We started as a syndicate in early 2019, launched our rolling fund in 2021 - and now invest from both of these entities simultaneously. We have so far deployed $46M across >200 companies. This has grown into $138M of AUM. Our average check size is ~$250k, and can range from $25k to $1M.

Industry

Education Edtech Financial Services Fintech Food and Beverage Foodtech Healthcare Services Marketing and Advertising Media and Entertainment Medical Devices Other Pharmaceuticals Security Software Transportation MedTech Life Sciences Infrastructure Energy HealthTech AdTech

Region of investment

North America

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