Data Collective is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that uses deep technology with the intention to transform industries. It invests in entrepreneurs building Big Data companies. The big data companies capture, store, secure, transmit, transform, and analyze data for economic advantage, either with huge volumes (terabytes to exabytes), or at tremendous speed (microseconds to seconds), or both.
Data Collective was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Palo Alto, California. Data Collective's leaders have been investing for two decades, with over 150 companies and 40 material exits to date for entrepreneurs and investors.
Data Collective DCVC has made 340 investments. One of their investments was on Apr 2, 2019, when they invested $11.9M in Medical Informatics Corp. Data Collective DCVC has $14.9M in estimated revenue annually and competes with IA Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital.
Data Collective is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, growth capital, growth stage, Series A, and early-stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in key data and algorithmic technologies, deep compute, fintech, big data, IT infrastructure, analytics, and data space companies. In the infrastructure sector, the firm focuses on storage, security, and management systems. It also considers investments in vertical-focused apps in areas like lending, travel, customer service, and medical research. The firm seeks to invest in and holding equity and equity-oriented securities of privately-held companies in communications, information technology and technology-related fields, including big data infrastructure, analytics, data services, and vertical market opportunities.
The venture capital fund focuses on investing in companies that have computable data that creates defensibility for the company and promising returns in terms of both economic and human impact. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can gain investment from the company if their entities are within the scope to their vision and investors' expectations.
Data Collective invests in fields such as applied artificial intelligence, computational biology, cybersecurity, industry and transportation, and smart agriculture. Notable companies in Data Collective's portfolio include LendUp, planet, and rigetti.
The paperwork indicated the firms intent to raise up to $575m for DCVC V, L.P., the funds fifth venture fund.
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DCVC Targets $575 Million For Fifth Flagship Venture Fund, Filings Show