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Websitevalarventures.com
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Founded10/2010

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Thiel Capital LLC
One Letterman Drive
Building C, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94129
USA

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Valar Ventures

Valar Ventures is an internationally-focused venture capital firm backed by Peter Thiel. Based in San Francisco, Valar invests exclusively in companies outside of the United States. Valar believes that over the next decade an increasing number of transformative technology companies will be started outside of the US, and that the founders of those companies will benefit from having a US partner that understands their unique challenges and opportunities and can help them access US networks.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Booktrack 4/2014Series A$3M3
Vend 3/2014Series B$20M2
Descomplica 2/2014Series B$5M4
Granify 11/2013Seed$1.5M15
ContaAzul 11/2013Series B4
Xero 10/2013Venture Round$150M2
TransferWise 5/2013Series A$6M5
ShopReply 3/2013Seed$1M3
Relay 2/2013Seed$700k5
Descomplica 12/2012Series A$2M4
Booktrack 12/2012Convertible Note$2M4
Canopy Labs 12/2012Series A$1.5M3
Xero 11/2012Venture Round$49M2
Oppa 10/2012Venture Round$13M4
Granify 8/2012Venture Round5
ShopLocket 8/2012Seed$1M5
ScriptRock 6/2012Angel$1.2M9

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    3 months after launch, e-commerce startup ShopLocket raises $1m from Rho Canada Ventures, Peter Thiel and more (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  1. Booktrack Raises $3M To Add Soundtracks To E-Books, Launches Classroom Version (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Cloud POS Startup Vend Raises $20M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures And Square Peg Capital (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Descomplica Lands $5M From Social+Capital, AngelList’s First International Syndicate To Become Brazil’s Go-To Online Classroom (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Granify Raises $1.5 Million To Help Drive E-Commerce Transactions With Big Data (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. ContaAzul Raises Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Xero Zeros In On Another $150M To Do Battle With Intuit In The World Of Online SMB Accounting Software (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. P2P Currency Exchange TransferWise Raises $6M Led By Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, With Participation From SV Angel, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. BuyReply Raises $1 Million From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures & Others For An SMS, Email & Twitter-Based E-Commerce Solution (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Mobile Messaging App Relay Raises $700,000 To Share Web Videos And Animated Images With Friends (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Descomplica Nabs ~$2M From Peter Thiel, Social+Capital, 500 Startups & More To Help Brazil Prep For College (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Booktrack Raises $2 Million From Peter Thiel, Park Road, And Others To Add Soundtracks To E-books (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Canopy Labs Raises $1.5M To Make Customer Analytics More Accessible (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Peter Thiel And Existing Investors Put Another $49 Million In Accounting Software Company Xero (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Oppa.com.br Raises $13M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  15. iNovia Source [edit]
  16. 3 months after launch, e-commerce startup ShopLocket raises $1m from Rho Canada Ventures, Peter Thiel and more (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  17. Facebook founder Thiel buys into Australian start-up (afr.com) [edit]
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