Defy Partners

Defy Partners

A venture capital and private equity firm providing early stage venture capital.

Defy Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm providing early stage venture capital that is headquartered in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2017 by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo. The company provides leading series A funding between $3 million and $10 depending on the business model they are investing in.

Investment funds

Debut fund

On November 16, 2017 Defy Partners announced closing their debut venture capital fund with $151 million in funding. At this time the company announced that the fund will be focusing on making series A investments, and they expect each of their investments to be between $3 million and $7 million.

Sophomore fund

On April 10, 2019 Defy Partners announced raising their sophomore fund with $262 million in venture capital. The company also announced bringing two more partners, Brian Lee and Sujal Patel, into their business to help the firm invest and guide the companies portfolio. Neil Sequeira, a co-founder of Defy Partners, made the following comments regarding the companies decision to bring aboard Lee and Sujal as venture partners:

Raising the next round of financing is hopefully something we can be helpful with. That’s always been expected from venture partners but it’s not everything, it’s what a good venture person can help you with besides just money that matters. Sophisticated entrepreneurs know it’s about more than just money.

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Funded Companies

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Industry
Website
Location
Mixhalo

Mixhalo is a technology company that has created a closed wifi network capable of transmitting audio in near real-time from a sound source to an app on a smartphone. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Audio
San Francisco
Skubana

E-commerce
Owl Cameras

Owl Cameras is a company founded in 2016.

Video
California
Elevate Security

Elevate Security is a San Francisco-based company.

Computer security
San Francisco
Securly

Software
Shujinko

Shujinko is a Seattle-based company.

Software
Seattle
Shunjinko

Shunjinko is a Seattle-based company.

Software
Seattle
Airspace Technologies

Airspace Technologies is a Carlsbad, California-based company.

Carlsbad, California
Nifty Games

SoundCommerce

Nautilus Biotechnology

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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
DEFY Partners I, L.P.
125,000,000
Palo Alto, California
May 11, 2017
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