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Defy VC founder focuses on early stage deals as startups get pricier

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Defy Partners Closes $262 Million Fund To Invest In Early Stage Startups

Defy Partners, a San Francisco-based early stage venture company, announced it has closed a $262 million oversubscribed second fund. With this second fund, Defy Partners is going to continue to lead investments where it commits $3 million to $10 million in initial financing for real ownership while also reserving significant capital for follow-on financing.

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Defy Partners doubles down exploiting Series A scarcity with oversubscribed $262m second fund

Series A investment specialist Defy Partners has hit a $262m final close for its oversubscribed second fundraise.

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Defy Partners wraps up sophomore fund at $262 mln

“We are passionate about investing in authentic entrepreneurs, a phrase we use to describe founders who know their industry better than anyone, who are solving big urgent problems,” said Trae Vassallo, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Defy. “The relationships we build with these brilliantly talented entrepreneurs is what inspires us daily and is exactly what…

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Defy closes Fund II at oversubscribed $262 mln, about 75 pct larger than Fund I

The Woodside, California, firm in late 2017 quietly raised $151 million for its maiden fund to make Series A deals on the West Coast. The majority of its investments are in the Bay Area; Defy has portfolio companies in Seattle and San Diego, too.

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