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Investments

44

Portfolio Exits

3

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

1

About Pioneer Fund

Pioneer Fund is a venture fund that pools capital and expertise from Y Combinator alumni to make diversified investments in select YC companies.

Pioneer Fund Headquarter Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Persephone Biosciences Nabs $15M Seed Round

Jul 20, 2022

Persephone Biosciences, a synthetic biology company reimagining patient and infant health through the development of microbiome-based medicines, today announced that it has closed a $15 million seed financing round. The round was co-led by First Bight Ventures and Propel Bio Partners, and included investments from Y Combinator, Fifty Years, Susa Ventures, American Cancer Society's BrightEdge Fund, Pioneer Fund, and ZhenFund among others. Persephone Biosciences is pioneering the use of synthetic biology for the development of microbial products that impact patient and infant health. Persephone is building an end-to-end platform to industrialize the development of engineered cells that restore health to damaged human ecosystems. (c)2011-2020 by Massinvestor, Inc. For contact info, please check out our about page.

Pioneer Fund Investments

44 Investments

Pioneer Fund has made 44 investments. Their latest investment was in Persephone Biosciences as part of their Seed VC on July 7, 2022.

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Pioneer Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/19/2022

Seed VC

Persephone Biosciences

$15M

Yes

7

7/8/2022

Series A

Kapital

$10M

Yes

1

7/1/2022

Seed VC

Hydra

$3.1M

Yes

2

6/21/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

6/1/2022

Seed VC

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10

Date

7/19/2022

7/8/2022

7/1/2022

6/21/2022

6/1/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Persephone Biosciences

Kapital

Hydra

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Amount

$15M

$10M

$3.1M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

1

2

10

10

Pioneer Fund Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Pioneer Fund has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Pry Financials on April 19, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/19/2022

Acquired

$99M

6

1/27/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/14/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/19/2022

1/27/2022

5/14/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

6

10

10

Pioneer Fund Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Pioneer Fund has 3 funds, including Pioneer Fund (U.S.).

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Pioneer Fund (U.S.)

1

Pioneer Fund II (US)

10

Pioneer Fund II (Alumni)

10

Closing Date

Fund

Pioneer Fund (U.S.)

Pioneer Fund II (US)

Pioneer Fund II (Alumni)

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

10

10

Pioneer Fund Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Pioneer Fund has 1 strategic partners and customers. Pioneer Fund recently partnered with LetsVenture on March 3, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/17/2018

Partner

Singapore

LetsVenture announces exclusive partnership with Pioneer Fund

Any sale of securities in the partnership Pioneer Fund referred to herein will be sold exclusively outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 .

1

Date

3/17/2018

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Singapore

News Snippet

LetsVenture announces exclusive partnership with Pioneer Fund

Any sale of securities in the partnership Pioneer Fund referred to herein will be sold exclusively outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 .

Sources

1

Pioneer Fund Team

6 Team Members

Pioneer Fund has 6 team members, including current Founder, Managing General Partner, Jason Gray.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jason Gray

Founder, Managing General Partner

Current

Jason Gray

General Partner

Current

Jared Heyman

General Partner

Current

Dave Messina

General Partner

Current

Doug Rhoda

Investment Partner

Current

Name

Jason Gray

Jason Gray

Jared Heyman

Dave Messina

Doug Rhoda

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Investment Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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