We invested in MailGun on March 27, 2011, which was our first startup investment. We then launched Zillionize, on the same day, in Palo Alto, California for continued startup investment.
Our motto is Fueling Your Fast Growth since we are true believers of Startup = Growth.
Our investment thesis is a single keyword – early. You are early in your category because you can see the future; we are early because we invest in your success on or before Demo Day.
We are a seed round investor. However, in case we are late to your seed round, we stay persistent until we get into a follow-on round.
We follow a no nonsense approach to startup investment – lightning fast. From reaching out to fund being wired, it could be only a couple of hours.
Unlike many other funds with a 10-year lifecycle, our fund lifecycle is forever so you can focus on growing your startup without being worried about cash return.
We are data driven – when we approach you, we may not ask any questions because we have already collected enough data to believe in your success.
Initially we focused on enterprise software, because our direct operation experience is built on that. We gradually expanded our portfolio to include other areas of technology.
Although initially we invested in startups from other incubators, finally we are focused on startups from Y Combinator, since we follow essays written by YC founder Paul Graham.
Our recent check size is $200k since recently a typical YC startup valuation is $20m, although our initial check size was $50k then $100k when a typical YC startup valuation was $5m then $10m.
Email – partners AT zillionize DOT com