Bain Capital Ventures

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Bain Capital Ventures LLC
TypeLimited liability company
IndustryFinancial services, Investment management
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, San Francisco, California, Palo Alto, California
Key people
Managing Directors: Ajay Agarwal, Yumin Choi, Scott Friend, Matt Harris, Michael Krupka, Enrique Salem
ProductsVenture capital
AUM$5.1 billion
Number of employees
ParentBain Capital
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Bain Capital Ventures LLC is the venture capital division within Bain Capital, which has approximately $105 billion of assets under management worldwide. The firm's early-stage investments have included Staples, LinkedIn, Kiva Systems, and Bain Capital Ventures manages $5.1 billion of committed capital, has over 70 active portfolio companies, and has offices in Boston, New York City, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.


Bain Capital Ventures has raised slightly over $4.9 billion of investor capital since 2001 across eight core investment funds and two co-investment funds. The firm is currently investing its eighth fund, Bain Capital Venture Fund 2019, which raised $650 million from investors. The following is a summary of Bain's private equity funds raised from its inception through the beginning of 2012:[1]

Fund Vintage Year Committed Capital ($m)
Bain Capital Venture Fund 2001 $250
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2005 2005 $250
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2007 2007 $500
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2009 2009 $525
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2012 2012 $660
Bain Capital Venture Partners 2014 2014 $650, $200[2]

Some of the company's notable investments have included: Ameritox, Apparent Networks,[3] AppAssure Software,, Booker Software,[4] Fingerhut, INRIX, Kiva Systems, LinkedIn,[5] The Princeton Review, Rave Wireless,[6] Skyhook Wireless,[7][8] Stackdriver,[9] SurveyMonkey,[10] TheFind, Thumbplay, Tokbox,[11] VMTurbo,[12] Vonage, and ZeroTurnaround.

In November 2018, Bain Capital Ventures announced it had raised $1 billion to be spread between two funds.[13]


  1. ^ Data collected from Preqin, a private equity database system
  2. ^ Shieber, Jonathan. "Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ Apparent Networks Obtains Expansion Capital Investment From Leading Venture Firms
  4. ^ Roslyn, Darah. "Booker Raises $27.5 Million Led by Bain Capital Ventures." Press release. The Wall Street Journal. April 16, 2013
  5. ^ LinkedIn Closes Its Round; Got That Billion Dollar Valuation
  6. ^ "Rave Wireless Raises $7 Million For Mobile Safety Services". Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  7. ^ Skyhook Wireless Secures $8.5 million of New Financing to Fuel Global Expansion
  8. ^ Skyhook Wireless Closes $6.5 Million In Venture And Corporate Funding Round
  9. ^ VMware vets launch Stackdriver, raise $5M from Bain Capital Ventures
  10. ^ SurveyMonkey Announces Group Led by Spectrum Equity to Become Majority Investor
  11. ^ Video Chat Service TokBox Raises $10 Million From Bain
  12. ^ VMTurbo grabs $10M from Bain, Highland to expand cloud virtualization solutions
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