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Valar Ventures

Valar Ventures

A venture capital firm from New York that invests in high-margin, fast-growing technology companies with huge market opportunities

Valar Ventures is a venture capital firm from New York, United States that invests in early and late stage ventures. Founded in 2010 by Andrew McCormack, James Fitzgerald, and Peter Thiel, it connects with its partners around the world. It specifically invests in transformative technology companies, especially those that have unique challenges and opportunities.

Valar Ventures usually invests in high-margin, fast-growing technology companies with huge market opportunities. Its portfolio includes TransferWise (a peer-to-peer currency exchange service), Stash (for investors), N26 (a new European bank), Qonto (digital banking services), Even (bank app), Xero (cloud accounting software), Taxfix (digital tax accountant), Cluno (car ownership), Octane Lending (powersports equipment financing) and others. 





Timeline

October 1, 2010

Founded

Funded Companies

22 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

A company offering an artificially intelligent software application for managing personal insurance.

Petal is a New York City-based company founded by Jack Arenas, Andrew Endicott, Jason Gross and David Ehrich.

ContaAzul is a company founded by João Augusto Zaratine, Vinicius Roveda Gonçalves, José Carlos Sardagna and Marcelo dos Santos.

A blockchain platform for high-interest crypto accounts and low-cost credit products.

canaopy Labs is a company providing a customer analytics platform for small and medium size businesses. It participated in the S12 cohort of Y Combinator.

N26 is a mobile banking company.

Coya is a Berlin-based insurance company.

Taxfix is a Berlin-based company founded by Mathis Büchi.

Bestow is a company founded by Jonathan Abelmann.

Career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

Jetty is a New York-based insurance company.

Cluno is a Munich-based company.

Associated investment funds

10 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
10,617,500
10,617,500
June 3, 2015
20,000,000
11,602,430
December 13, 2018
2,805,000
2,805,000
September 24, 2018
133,400,000
133,400,000
September 24, 2018
35,000,000
32,470,000
May 22, 2014
3,305,000
3,305,000
September 24, 2018
103,925,000
103,925,000
September 24, 2018
3,280,000
3,280,000
September 24, 2018
4,186,110
4,186,110
September 24, 2018
102,325,000
102,325,000
May 21, 2015

People

Name
Role
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Peter Thiel

Founder / Chairman



Reuben Kobulnik

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer



Andrew McCormack

Founding Partner



Elizabeth Klein

General Counsel



James Fitzgerald

Founding Partner



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Companies

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Taxfix







BlockFi Lending LLC







Cluno







IrisVR







Jetty







Kafene







Kafene







N26







Octane Lending







Petal







Stash







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