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DescriptionBig Data Fund


IA Venture Strategies Fund I, 12/2010 $50M
IA Venture Strategies Fund II, 2/2012 $105M


New York, USA
156 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1119
New York, NY, 10010


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IA Ventures

IA Venture invests in early-stage companies developing breakthrough tools and technologies for managing and extracting value from Big Data.

IA Ventures was founded on the belief that managing and extracting value from massive, occasionally unstructured, often real-time data sets is a competitive advantage.

Most data generated today is simply treated as exhaust “lost forever” along with the valuable insights held in it. This is purely because all but the most sophisticated organizations are overwhelmed by the massive datasets that are now commonplace. And this is just structured data. Messy unstructured data is everywhere and goes largely unexplored. Unlocking even a small amount of the information held within it will transform entire industries.

We believe many factors, including commodity clusters, cloud platforms, and advanced statistical algorithms, are making it possible to store, manage, and extract insight from massive datasets “creating a Big Data revolution”. We invest in talented early stage teams fueling this revolution with the development of innovative tools, technologies and analytics for managing and extracting value from Big Data both structured and unstructured. We are interested in a wide variety of verticals including government, healthcare, financial services, and often our investments are directly or indirectly relevant to quantitative trading.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Updater 4/2014Series A$8M4
DigitalOcean 3/2014Series A$37M3
The Trade Desk 2/2014Series B$20M3
Transcriptic 2/2014Venture Round$2.8M4
PlaceIQ 2/2014Series C$15M5
Datadog 2/2014Series B$15M8
NewsCred 1/2014Series C$25M4
Twice 1/2014Series B$18.5M9
DataSift 12/2013Series C$42M7
Vectra Networks 8/2013Series B$12M2
Sulia 7/2013Series B$6M5
DigitalOcean 7/2013Seed$3.21M3
TransferWise 5/2013Series A$6M5
PlaceIQ 5/2013Series B$6.75M4
NewsCred 3/2013Series B$15M4
MemSQL 1/2013Series A$5M4
Flatiron Health 1/2013Series A$8M8
Signifyd 12/2012Venture Round$2M7
Consumr 12/2012Seed$565k3
Datadog 11/2012Series A$6.2M6
Amicus 11/2012Seed$3.2M16
DataSift 11/2012Series B$15M5
Sulia 9/2012Series A$1.5M2
Twice 8/2012Venture Round$4M15
Kinsa Inc 8/2012Seed$2M4
Lua Technologies 8/2012Seed$2.5M25
DataSift 5/2012Series A$7.2M3
Metamarkets 4/2012Series B$15M6
DataPop 4/2012Series B$7M5
Drawn to Scale 3/2012Venture Round$925k2
SavingStar 3/2012Series C$9M4
Visual Revenue 1/2012Series A$1.7M2
Vectra Networks 1/2012Series A$5.3M2
Lore 1/2012Series B$5M6
Next Big Sound 1/2012Series A$6.5M4
Recorded Future 1/2012Series C$12M5
PlaceIQ 12/2011Series A$4.2M5
BillGuard 10/2011Series B$10M8
Techstars 9/2011Venture Round$24M7
ThinkNear 8/2011Seed$1.63M14
Simple 8/2011Series B$10M3
DataSift 7/2011Series A$6M3
Lore 6/2011Series A$1M9
Yipit 6/2011Series B$6M4
Metamarkets 5/2011Series A$6M5
Datadog 4/2011Seed$1.2M5
PlaceIQ 4/2011Angel$1M6
Kohort 4/2011Seed$3M22
MyCityWay 2/2011Series A$5M3
Sulia 12/2010Series A$3.5M5
DataPop 11/2010Series A$1.7M4
NewsCred 9/2010Seed$1M2
Simple 9/2010Series A$2.9M9
SavingStar 8/2010Series A$2.3M7
Fluidinfo 8/2010Series A$1.79M12
Yipit 6/2010Series A$1.3M11
Recorded Future 6/2010Series B$6.7M4
Metamarkets 6/2010Seed$2.5M13
BillGuard 5/2010Series A$3M6
MyCityWay 5/2010Seed$1M3
The Trade Desk 3/2010Seed$2.5M5
Vectra Networks 1/2010Seed$500k1
Recorded Future 7/2009Series A$2.2M3



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  2. IA Ventures Doubles Down On Big Data With A New $105M Fund ( [edit]
  3. Microsoft Vet Jeff Green Launches The Trade Desk ( [edit]
    NYC Startup FluidInfo Raises $800k From Hotshot Investors ( [edit]
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  4. Updater, The Dashboard For Your Move, Packs Up $8 Million In Funding ( [edit]
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  6. The Trade Desk Raises $20M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  7. Transcriptic Gets $2.8M to Fund Robot Bio-Tech System ( [edit]
  8. Location-Focused Ad Startup PlaceIQ Raises $15M More ( [edit]
  9. Datadog Raises $15M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  10. NewsCred Raises Another $25M For Its Content Marketing Platform ( [edit]
  11. Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Raises $18.5M From Andreessen Horowitz ( [edit]
  12. Firehose Provider DataSift Raises $42M Led By Insight Venture Partners For Global and Non-Social Ambitions ( [edit]
  13. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  14. Sulia Says Its Homegrown Social Network Is Growing, Raises $6 Million ( [edit]
  15. Fast-Growing Cloud Hosting Service Digital Ocean Raises $3.2M Seed Round Led By IA Ventures To Build Out Its Infrastructure ( [edit]
  16. P2P Currency Exchange TransferWise Raises $6M Led By Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, With Participation From SV Angel, Others ( [edit]
  17. PlaceIQ Raises $6.75 Million To Serve You Ads Based On Your Location ( [edit]
  18. NewsCred Raises $15M To Build Marketing Campaigns From High Quality Content ( [edit]
  19. MemSQL Scores $3M to Seed New Database Co. ( [edit]
  20. Flatiron Health Raises $8M From Google Ventures, First Round To Build An Intelligent Data Platform For Oncology ( [edit]
  21. Signifyd Raises $2M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others To Help Online Businesses Use Data To Prevent Payments Fraud ( [edit]
  22. Consmr Raises $565K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  23. Datadog Announces $6.2M Investment from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures ( [edit]
  24. YC’s Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising ( [edit]
  25. DataSift Raises $15M To Help Businesses Mine And Analyze Social Data ( [edit]
  26. With 10 Million Uniques in 10 Months, Sulia Raises $1.5 Million for Interest-Based News Aggregation ( [edit]
  27. Disrupt San Francisco Early Bird Special news Comment 0 inShare14 Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace ( [edit]
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  29. Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures ( [edit]
  30. DataSift Raises $7.2M For Powerful Social Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform ( [edit]
  31. Metamarkets Closes $15M Funding ( [edit]
  32. DataPop scores $7M for custom-built ads ( [edit]
  33. Drawn to Scale Garners $925,000 New Round ( [edit]
  34. With Over 1.5M Users, SavingStar Grabs $9M To Become The Groupon Of Groceries ( [edit]
  35. Investing $1.7M into the Data Driven Newsroom ( [edit]
  36. TraceVector raises $5.3 million in Series A round of funding ( [edit]
  37. NYT ( [edit]
  38. Another Data Play: The Next Big Sound Raises $6.5 Million From IA Ventures And Foundry ( [edit]
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  40. Hyper-Local Ad Targeting Startup PlaceIQ Raises $4.2 Million And Moves To New York City ( [edit]
  41. Khosla, Founders Fund, and Eric Schmidt Put $10 Million Into BillGuard ( [edit]
  42. Startup Incubator TechStars Raises $24M, Increases Funding For Each Company By $100K ( [edit]
  43. ThinkNear Closes $1.6M Seed Financing ( [edit]
  44. Cha-Ching: BankSimple Banks $10 Million In New Funds And Some Heavy-Hitting Partnerships ( [edit]
  45. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  46. Penn Students Leave School to Launch CourseKit With $1 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  47. Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Raises $6 Million Series B ( [edit]
  48. Metamarkets Raises $6 Million To Help Big Web Publishers Corral Big Data ( [edit]
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  50. PlaceIQ Lands $1 Million for Mobile Marketing ( [edit]
  51. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  52. BMW Teams Up With, Invests $5 Million In MyCityWay ( [edit]
  53. Twitter List Service TLists Becomes Sulia, Raises $3.5 Million ( [edit]
  54. DataPop Completes $1.7 Million Series A Financing Round ( [edit]
  55. Reinventing News Syndication ( [edit]
  56. BankSimple Deposits $3.1 Million From First Round, Ron Conway, And Roger Ehrenberg ( [edit]
  57. Digital Couponing Startup SaveWave Scores $2.3M From Leading Investors ( [edit]
  58. SEC ( [edit]
  59. Groupon Aggregator Yipit Raises $1.3 Million In Venture Funding ( [edit]
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  61. TechCrunch: Metamarkets Funding ( [edit]
  62. BillGuard Raises $3M To Track Hidden Fees, Billing Errors On Credit Card Bills ( [edit]
  63. EDGAR [edit]
  64. The Trade Desk CEO Green Announces Funding And Investors ( [edit]
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  66. Google Venture Portfolio ( [edit]
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