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Investments

42

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

5

About Darwin Ventures

Darwin Ventures is a venture capital fund of funds that provides individual and institutional investors (primarily educational endowments and foundations) access to investment opportunities that are generally unavailable to most investors.

Darwin Ventures Headquarter Location

Four Embarcadero Center Suite 1400

San Francisco, California, 94111,

United States

415.362.0794

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Latest Darwin Ventures News

FunNow secures $15M round, plans expansion to new countries

Nov 10, 2021

Share Tours, activities and experiences mobile booking app FunNow has attracted the financial attention of Taiwan online travel agency KKday with its new $15 million investment round. KKday is one of a number of backers in the fellow Taiwan-based FunNow, alongside CDIB Capital, Darwin Ventures and Accuvest. The Series B round was led by Perfect Hexagon Commodity & Investment Back and Ascendo Ventures from South Korea. The mobile app says the new funding with used to extend the service to other countries in the Asia region, including Singapore and Thailand. It already has a presence in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan, as well as its domestic market in Taiwan. FunNow connects users to experiences in a destination, such as restaurants, activities, movies and other things to do, competing with the likes of Klook.

Darwin Ventures Investments

42 Investments

Darwin Ventures has made 42 investments. Their latest investment was in FunNow as part of their Series B on November 11, 2021.

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Darwin Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/8/2021

Series B

FunNow

$15M

Yes

9

6/10/2021

Seed VC

Proxifile

$2.3M

Yes

3

11/20/2009

Series C

SandForce

$21M

Yes

9/8/2006

Series B

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$99M

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0

Other Investors

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Date

11/8/2021

6/10/2021

11/20/2009

9/8/2006

Round

Series B

Seed VC

Series C

Series B

Other Investors

Company

FunNow

Proxifile

SandForce

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Amount

$15M

$2.3M

$21M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

9

3

0

0

Darwin Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Darwin Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SandForce on October 28, 2011.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/28/2011

Acquired

$99M

3

6/22/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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Date

10/28/2011

6/22/2011

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

0

Darwin Ventures Fund History

5 Fund Histories

Darwin Ventures has 5 funds, including Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/11/2017

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds IV

Fund Of Funds

Closed

$63.57M

3

12/31/2014

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds III

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$99M

10

12/31/2008

Darwin Venture Capital Fund of Funds II LP

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$99M

10

10/1/2004

Darwin Venture Capital Fund of Funds LP

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$99M

10

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds V

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10

Closing Date

10/11/2017

12/31/2014

12/31/2008

10/1/2004

Fund

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds IV

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds III

Darwin Venture Capital Fund of Funds II LP

Darwin Venture Capital Fund of Funds LP

Darwin Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds V

Fund Type

Fund Of Funds

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$63.57M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Darwin Ventures Team

5 Team Members

Darwin Ventures has 5 team members, including current General Partner, Jay Bhatti.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jay Bhatti

General Partner

Current

Frank R. Caufield

General Partner

Current

Peter S. Freudenthal

General Partner

Current

Ken Hausman

General Partner

Current

Robert A. Young

General Partner

Current

Name

Jay Bhatti

Frank R. Caufield

Peter S. Freudenthal

Ken Hausman

Robert A. Young

Work History

Title

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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