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Investments

36

Portfolio Exits

10

Funds

4

About Fort Ross Ventures

FortRoss Ventures, formerly MoneyTime Ventures, invests in early stage startups with the proven product, technology and go-to-market in the beginning of their international expansion and exponential revenue growth. The firm provides not only capital but give an access to the largest financial institution in CEE (infrastructure, customer base, go-to-market) through establishing the long term partnership (commercial contracts, JVs, other instruments) between the startup and anchor LPs.

Fort Ross Ventures Headquarter Location

2765 Sand Hill Rd Suite 210

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

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Latest Fort Ross Ventures News

Israeli Data Discovery Platform Explorium Raises $75M Series C Round

May 19, 2021

Israeli external data platform Explorium has closed a $75 million Series C funding round, led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, the company announced on Tuesday. Existing investors who participated in the round include Zeev Ventures, Emerge, F2 Capital, 01 Advisors, Dynamic Loop Capital, Vintage and FRV (Fort Ross Ventures.) The round brings Explorium’s total investment to more than $127 million, as George Mathew, managing director at Insight Partners and former President & COO of Alteryx, joins Explorium’s Board of Directors. Explorium’s latest capital raise eight months after its $31 million Series B in late July, comes on the heels of a year that “revealed the limitations — and perils — of predictive models based entirely on internal data, as well as the challenges of obtaining impactful and reliable data from outside a company’s four walls,” the company said in its announcement. Founded in 2017, Explorium has developed an external data platform that analyzes data models, searches its wide collection of thousands of external data signals, and automatically discovers the most relevant signals to improve analytics and machine learning. Data scientists and business analysts can quickly enrich their predictive models with external data, benchmark the boost in performance and deploy the models with just a few keystrokes, with the assurance that all data is compliant with current regulations. Explorium has doubled its customer base and more than quadrupled revenue since the start of the pandemic with companies like BlueVine, GlassesUSA.com, Melio and PepsiCo using Explorium to enhance AI models for use cases including lead scoring, and identifying default risk and fraud. “Machine learning is key to our competitive strategy, and external data is what powers it,” said Elad Zoldan, Head of Data at Melio. “Before we started using Explorium, we had to search for data source by source and strike separate deals with different providers. It wasn’t a scalable or flexible solution. With Explorium, we have a universe of external data at our fingertips, and an incredibly efficient way to figure out what data will make the biggest impact.” Explorium has released Signal Studio , a new product that enables data and business analyst teams to quickly find and integrate the most relevant external data signals to their analytics pipelines. “We’re seeing data become the new differentiator,” said George Mathew, managing director at Insight Partners. “AI and machine learning are already table stakes. Everyone has them. Competitive advantage will depend not just on the quality of your models but on the diversity of data fueling those models, making Explorium a unique proposition for data scientists and analysts alike.” “As we saw last year, machine learning models and tools for advanced analytics are only as good as the data behind them. And often that data is not sufficient,” said Maor Shlomo, CEO at Explorium. “We’re addressing a business-critical need, guiding data scientists and business leaders to the signals that will help them make better predictions and achieve better business outcomes.”

Fort Ross Ventures Investments

36 Investments

Fort Ross Ventures has made 36 investments. Their latest investment was in Insurify as part of their Series B on September 9, 2021.

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Fort Ross Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/1/2021

Series B

Insurify

$100M

Yes

Hearst Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Moneta VC, Motive Partners, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Toyota Insurance Management Solutions, Viola Group, and Viola Growth

4

6/26/2021

Series A

Buyk

$46M

Yes

Citius, CM Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

4

5/18/2021

Series C

Explorium

$75M

Yes

01 Advisors, Dynamic Loop Capital, Emerge, F2 Ventures, Insight Partners, and Zeev Ventures

3

2/24/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

2/17/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

9/1/2021

6/26/2021

5/18/2021

2/24/2021

2/17/2021

Round

Series B

Series A

Series C

Series C

Series C

Company

Insurify

Buyk

Explorium

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Amount

$100M

$46M

$75M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Hearst Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Moneta VC, Motive Partners, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Toyota Insurance Management Solutions, Viola Group, and Viola Growth

Citius, CM Ventures, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

01 Advisors, Dynamic Loop Capital, Emerge, F2 Ventures, Insight Partners, and Zeev Ventures

Sources

4

4

3

10

10

Fort Ross Ventures Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

Fort Ross Ventures has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Fetch Robotics on July 01, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/1/2021

Acquired

$991

16

3/16/2021

Acq - Pending

$991

16

11/30/2020

Corporate Majority

2

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10

Date

7/1/2021

3/16/2021

11/30/2020

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00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Pending

Corporate Majority

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Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

16

16

2

10

10

Fort Ross Ventures Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Fort Ross Ventures acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Mobeewave on October 30, 2018.

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

10/30/2018

Series B - II

$26.5M

Shareholder Liquidity

Date

10/30/2018

Investment Stage

Series B - II

Companies

Valuation

Total Funding

$26.5M

Note

Shareholder Liquidity

Sources

Fort Ross Ventures Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Fort Ross Ventures has 4 funds, including Fort Ross Late Stage Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/2/2020

Fort Ross Late Stage Fund

$200M

4

3/25/2020

SBT Venture Fund II

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$99M

10

12/31/2013

SBT Venture Fund I

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$99M

10

SBT Venture Fund III

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$99M

10

Closing Date

11/2/2020

3/25/2020

12/31/2013

Fund

Fort Ross Late Stage Fund

SBT Venture Fund II

SBT Venture Fund I

SBT Venture Fund III

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$200M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

4

10

10

10

Fort Ross Ventures Team

4 Team Members

Fort Ross Ventures has 4 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Roman Tyan.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Roman Tyan

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Victor Orlovsky

Managing Partner

Current

Yakov Nakhmanovich

General Partner

Current

Nick Davidov

Gagarin Capital Partners, and Cisco

Senior Partner

Current

Name

Roman Tyan

Victor Orlovsky

Yakov Nakhmanovich

Nick Davidov

Work History

Gagarin Capital Partners, and Cisco

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

General Partner

Senior Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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