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Investments

706

Portfolio Exits

154

Funds

17

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

2

About Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital was founded by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson. The firm's focus areas for investment include cleantech, consumer, networking, storage, telecommunications, semiconductor and EDA, software, services, and virtualization and cloud computing. Foundation Capital typically makes initial investments of $1 to $10 million and follows that by participating in each subsequent round of financing. Foundation Capital often serves as the lead investor.

Foundation Capital Headquarter Location

250 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

650-614-0500

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Find Foundation Capital in 7 Expert Collections, including Banking.

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The Edge Computing Landscape

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Foundation Capital in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Sep 28, 2020.

Latest Foundation Capital News

Tingono Raises $6.7 million Seed Funding to Automate Customer Retention and Expansion

Jun 22, 2022

Tingono makes it easy for revenue leaders to retain and expand revenue Tingono, the company that automates revenue retention and expansion, today announces its $6.7 million seed funding round. The funding round was led by Foundation Capital (Netflix, Stripe, and Uber), and included participation from Pathbreaker Ventures (Superhuman, TextIQ); Xfund (RobinHood, Segment); Flying Fish Partners (Vouched, Symbl.ai); and prominent business leaders like John Schoenstein (CRO, Momentive AI), Christine Mills (CRO, Dataminr), and Colin Nederkoorn (CEO, Customer.io), among others. Businesses spend an exceptional amount of time and revenue in customer acquisition and onboarding, but they often miss the signals that indicate when those customers may churn or are ready for expansion. As McKinsey stated, companies either grow fast or die slow. They recommend focusing on customer retention to achieve fast growth: “Technology and software companies spend millions acquiring new customers, yet customer retention is what separates top performers from their competitors.” Snowflake discovered this secret, as reflected by their soaring Net Revenue Retention Rate (NRR). As a measure of revenue generated by existing customers, NRR is a metric often used by public SaaS companies to highlight robust, sustainable growth. McKinsey suggests this type of growth is attainable when a company uses analytics and predictive modeling to identify drivers of churn. IDC and Seagate recently discovered enterprise data is growing by 26% each year, making this approach not only feasible but also wickedly smart. Yet, Seagate also noted that most enterprises are not leveraging their data, with only 32% being utilized on average. Tingono was created to make it easy for companies to retain and expand revenue using all their data. Tingono uses machine learning to identify unique business signals that predict churn risk and expansion signals. They then turn those insights into action, boosting NRR by automating the right customer activity at the right time. “Businesses spend an exceptional amount of time and revenue in customer acquisition and onboarding, but they often miss the signals that indicate when those customers may churn or are ready for expansion,” said Parry Bedi, co-founder of Tingono. “This is a massive problem–especially for SaaS businesses. Tingono solves this challenge and scales go-to-market activities by automating ML-driven insights.” Write in to  psen@itechseries.com to learn more about our exclusive editorial packages and programs.

Foundation Capital Investments

706 Investments

Foundation Capital has made 706 investments. Their latest investment was in Tingono as part of their Seed VC on June 6, 2022.

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Foundation Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/22/2022

Seed VC

Tingono

$6.7M

Yes

1

5/24/2022

Seed VC

CropSafe

$3M

Yes

3

5/24/2022

Series C

Nowports

$150M

No

5

5/11/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

5/10/2022

Series A

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10

Date

6/22/2022

5/24/2022

5/24/2022

5/11/2022

5/10/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series C

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Tingono

CropSafe

Nowports

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Amount

$6.7M

$3M

$150M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

5

10

10

Foundation Capital Portfolio Exits

154 Portfolio Exits

Foundation Capital has 154 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AutoGrid on May 11, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

5/11/2022

Acquired

$99M

5

3/9/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

1/26/2022

Merger

$99M

25

11/8/2021

Acq - Fin - II

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$99M

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10

9/16/2021

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

Date

5/11/2022

3/9/2022

1/26/2022

11/8/2021

9/16/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Merger

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

1

25

10

10

Foundation Capital Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Foundation Capital acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was auxmoney on September 02, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/2/2020

Debt

$99M

$342.2M

Acq - Fin

4

Date

9/2/2020

Investment Stage

Debt

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$342.2M

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

4

Foundation Capital Fund History

17 Fund Histories

Foundation Capital has 17 funds, including Foundation Capital X.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/20/2022

Foundation Capital X

$500M

1

9/9/2019

Foundation Capital IX

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$350M

5

12/13/2015

Foundation Capital Fund VIII

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$325M

3

4/1/2013

Foundation Capital Fund VII

$99M

0

4/9/2012

Foundation Capital VII

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10

Closing Date

1/20/2022

9/9/2019

12/13/2015

4/1/2013

4/9/2012

Fund

Foundation Capital X

Foundation Capital IX

Foundation Capital Fund VIII

Foundation Capital Fund VII

Foundation Capital VII

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

Closed

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Amount

$500M

$350M

$325M

$99M

Sources

1

5

3

0

10

Foundation Capital Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Foundation Capital has 1 strategic partners and customers. Foundation Capital recently partnered with U.S. Department of Energy on February 2, 2008.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/27/2008

Partner

United States

Foundation Capital Selected as Inaugural Partner of DOE's Entrepreneur in Residence Program. US Department of Energy and Foundation Capital Partner to Commercialize Groundbreaking New Clean Technologies.

Foundation Capital was chosen as an inaugural EIR due to the firm 's proven track record of fostering entrepreneurs to build successful , sustainable businesses based on advanced clean technologies .

1

Date

2/27/2008

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Foundation Capital Selected as Inaugural Partner of DOE's Entrepreneur in Residence Program. US Department of Energy and Foundation Capital Partner to Commercialize Groundbreaking New Clean Technologies.

Foundation Capital was chosen as an inaugural EIR due to the firm 's proven track record of fostering entrepreneurs to build successful , sustainable businesses based on advanced clean technologies .

Sources

1

Foundation Capital Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Foundation Capital has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

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Associated Rounds

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Foundation Capital Team

17 Team Members

Foundation Capital has 17 team members, including current Founder, General Partner, William B. Elmore.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

William B. Elmore

Founder, General Partner

Current

Anil Hansjee

PayPal, mojo.capital, Google, Foundry, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., UBS Investment Bank, IBM, and IDG Ventures Europe

Founder

Current

Joanne Chen

Formation 8, Hyde Park Angels, Quest Fund Placement, Jefferies Financial Group, Cisco, and Nortel Networks

General Partner

Current

Angus Davis

General Partner

Current

Ashu Garg

General Partner

Current

Name

William B. Elmore

Anil Hansjee

Joanne Chen

Angus Davis

Ashu Garg

Work History

PayPal, mojo.capital, Google, Foundry, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., UBS Investment Bank, IBM, and IDG Ventures Europe

Formation 8, Hyde Park Angels, Quest Fund Placement, Jefferies Financial Group, Cisco, and Nortel Networks

Title

Founder, General Partner

Founder

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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