Deep Fork Capital

Deep Fork Capital

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a $30m seed-focused venture capital fund.

Company Overview

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a balanced-stage venture capital fund focused on providing equity capital and convertible debt financing to companies in the consumer technology, digital media, and cleantech spaces, DFC principally works closely with early-stage venture firms and strategic corporate investors. Current DFC portfolio companies have included Amie Street, Dash Navigation [acquired by Research in Motion], Genius.com, Boundless Mind, SearchMe, Reach Media Group, Moblyng, Trulia, Weplay and Digital Artists Entertainment.

History

Founded in 2007 by Andre de Baubigny and Tim Komada, Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a digital media-focused venture capital fund providing seed- and early-stage capital to companies in the consumer internet and digital media spaces. Partners include Aubrey K. McClendon, Founder and CEO of American Energy Partners and Co-Founder, and Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy. Deep Fork Capital was founded in 2008 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in New York City, New York, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a $30m seed-focused venture capital fund in San Francisco focused on providing equity capital and convertible debt financing to companies in the consumer technology, digital media, and enterprise spaces. The firm's initial investment size typically ranges from $250k to $500k. Current DFC portfolio companies include Algorithmia, Dataminr, Educents, Transfix, StatMuse, Boxed, DealPath, and Canopy, among others.

Investments

Deep Fork Capital has made 46 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 14, 2018, when they invested $15.5M in SaltStack. Deep Fork Capital has raised a total of $280M across two funds, their latest being Deep Fork Capital II, L.P. This fund was announced on Feb 1, 2014, and raised a total of $30M.

Deep Fork Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in follow-on financing, seed, and early-stage investments. The firm considers investing globally in consumer innovation and technology, consumerized internet, consumer electronics, adtech, digital media, gaming, social, applications, big data, cloud computing, e-commerce - either online, mobile or, preferably, both, and clean technology sector. It also looks for innovations in the consumer space outside of pure technology. The firm prefers being a board member or an observer in its portfolio companies.

Timeline

February 14, 2018

SaltStack

$15.5M.

February 1, 2014

Deep Fork Capital II, L.P.

$30M.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location
BigID

BigID is a cybersecurity company developing a platform for data protection and privacy compliance.

Machine learning
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Software
Privacy
Data security
Big data
Digital privacy
Cybersecurity
San Francisco
Tel Aviv
Battlefy

Battlefy is a company founded by Justin Wong.

Fantasy sport
ESports
Gaming
Genius (company)

Media annotation website

Software
Curriculum
Marketing automation
Reading education
Brooklyn
Dataminr

Dataminr is a company providing a real-time AI platform delivering high impact events and breaking news.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Finance
Analytics
Enterprise software
Social media
Information technology
Government
New York
New York City
United States
Playdek

Playdek is a Carlsbad, California-based company.

Mobile game
Android
Gaming
Carlsbad, California
Zebra Medical Vision

An Israel-based developer of a medical imaging research platform.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Diagnostic tools
Medical industry
Shefayim
Israel
Dealpath

Deal management platform for real estate investment teams.

Real estate
Crowdfunding
Real estate technology
Commercial real estate
South San Francisco, California
Canopy

Canopy is a Lehi, Utah-based company founded in 2014.

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Financial services
Shared services
Software as a service (SaaS)
iOS
Big data
Productivity software
Lehi, Utah
Songza

Songza is a company founded by Aza Raskin.

Music
Streaming media
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
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Deep Fork Capital II, L.P.
50,000,000
San Francisco
February 21, 2014
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People

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LinkedIn

Adam Besvinick

Employee

Andre De Baubigny

Founder

Timothy Komada

Employee

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