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

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
TransferWise

TransferWise is a company that offers money transfers services founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus

N26 is a is a mobile banking company headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Homie is a South Jordan, Utah-based company founded in 2014 by Dan Might, Johnny Hanna, Matt Thorne, Mike Peregrina and Mike Trionfo.

A company with a car subscription service where users can book and use a car using the company's mobile application. It was founded in 2017 and is located in Munich, Germany.

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

Petal is a New York City-based company founded in 2016 by Jack Arenas, Andrew Endicott, Jason Gross and David Ehrich.

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

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

Taxfix is a company founded by Mathis Büchi.

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.

Bestow is a Dallas-based insurance company founded in 2016 by Jonathan Abelmann.

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

Jetty is a New York-based insurance company.

LoanStreet Inc is a New York-based company.

Stash is an insurance company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Valar Co-Invest 1 LP
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
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Peter Thiel

Founder / Chairman

Reuben Kobulnik

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew McCormack

Founding Partner

Elizabeth Klein

General Counsel

James Fitzgerald

Founding Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Taxfix

BlockFi Lending LLC

Cluno

IrisVR

Jetty

Kafene

Kafene

N26

Octane Lending

Petal

Stash

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Romain Dillet
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Meet Point, a new challenger bank in the U.S. that has been available as a private beta for the past year. Today, the company is launching a major new version of its service and opening its doors to everyone. But you'll have to get an invite to get in at first. Point is a consumer [...]

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