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Defy Closes $262M Second Venture Capital Fund

Led by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, Defy invests in entrepreneurs and companies looking to solve complex problems using leading-edge technology to create real business leverage. The focus is on early series A lead investments where it commits $3-10m in initial financing for real ownership while reserving significant capital for follow-on financing.

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Defy Partners raises $262M to close the Series A gap

Defy Partners, a Silicon Valley investment firm launched in 2017 by a pair of seasoned venture capitalists, has secured $262 million for its sophomore fund.

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Defy Closes Oversubscribed $262 Million Fund to Invest in Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Defy Partners announces the close of their $262 million oversubscribed second fund. The focus of the firm remains the same, recognizing the relative scarcity of capital around the early series A with many of the traditional firms investing more capital at later stages. The strategy of the firm is to lead investments where it commits $3-10…

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A BIG Defy Thank You: We raised Defy II

Our strategy is exactly the same as when we founded the firm. We invest in compelling, authentic early stage entrepreneurs and partner closely with them to help them scale their businesses. Entrepreneurs choose to work with Defy because we help them raise the right amount of capital, build the right consortium of coinvestors, and because…

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Defy Welcomes “Sages” to the Team

We’re proud to announce two long-time friends of the firm who have joined us as Sages: Brian Lee and Sujal Patel. We have known and worked with both over the years and are excited to work even more closely with them as we build our portfolio.

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