Overview

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Investments
45 Investments in 26 Companies
Exits
1 IPO & 5 Acquisitions
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funds Raised:
$896.4M
Categories:
Impact Investing, Venture Capital, Information Technology, Sustainability
Description:
DBL Investors is a California-based investment venture focused on companies that deliver high venture capital returns and economic benefits.
Website:
http://www.dblinvestors.com

Investor Details

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Founded:
2004
Aliases:
Bay Area Equity Fund
Type:
Venture Capital that does Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, Private Equity, and Debt Financing Investments
Sectors:
Clean Technology, Construction, Solar
Regions:
United States,

DBL Investors manages two funds: the Bay Area Equity Fund I, a $75 million venture capital fund, and the DBL Equity Fund II, a $150.8 million venture capital fund. The DBL Investors team completed its spinout from JPMorgan in January of 2008. The Fund invests in companies that can deliver market-rate venture capital returns while enabling social, environmental and economic improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area's low and moderate income neighborhoods.

Investments are made in private, primarily mid-to-late stage growth companies across all industries, with a focus on the strengths of the Bay Area including: Clean Technology, Health Care, Specialty Consumer Products and Services, and Information Technology. The Fund can lead or co-invest with other funds and has made over 30 investments to date. The Fund's limited partner investors include major banks and insurance companies, foundations, corporations and private individuals.

The Fund assists its portfolio companies in developing a "double bottom line" to achieve strong long-term financial success as well as positive social and environmental improvement in their local communities. We believe that the social and environmental practices that young companies choose to adopt can be significantly beneficial to the fiscal bottom line both via direct benefits of cost savings and value creation, and via indirect benefits of creating goodwill with their market, customers and community, and enhancing employee morale and retention. The Fund helps portfolio companies implement double bottom line programs at a pace and scope that fits each company's financial objectives and stage of growth. In this way, companies can create a balanced culture of financial success and connection to the community from their early stages.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2016$20M / Series B
Jun, 2016$16M / Series B
May, 2016$88M / Series E
Apr, 2016$40M / Series E
Dec, 2015$1.8M / Seed
Nov, 2015$7.5M / Series C (Lead)
Oct, 2015$25M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2015$25M / Series D
Jul, 2015$18M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2015$52.6M / Series B
May, 2015$15M / Series B
May, 2015$10M / Series A
Apr, 2015$23M / Series C
Apr, 2015$40M / Series D
Jan, 2015$10M / Series D
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B
Sep, 2014$38M / Series D
Jun, 2014$15M / Venture
Jun, 2014$3.3M / Series A
May, 2014$20.37M / Series C
Apr, 2014$7M / Venture
Apr, 2014$5M / Series A
Feb, 2014$15M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2014$20M / Series C
Oct, 2013$5.3M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2012$80M / Series F
Jul, 2012$1.5M / Series A
Jun, 2012$55M / Series D
Mar, 2012$30k / Venture
Feb, 2012$81M / Series G
Jan, 2012$12.75M / Venture
Jul, 2011$36.5M / Series C
Jul, 2011$20M / Series F
Jul, 2011$23M / Series D
May, 2011$11M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2011$201M / Series E
Dec, 2010$40M / Series C (Lead)
Jul, 2010$21.4M / Series E
Jun, 2010$41.5M / Series C
Dec, 2009$7M / Debt Financing

Current Team (10)

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Funds (3)

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AnnouncedNameAmount
Jun 24, 2015DBL Partners III$400M
Jan 15, 2015DBL Partners III$356.4M
Unknown DateVenture Capital Fund II$140M

Competitors (1)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    One Mont­gomery Street

    Suite 2375

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    USA

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