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Venture Fundings

Series

When a FundingRound has a Funding Type of "venture", the FundingRound is most often accompanied by a "series" property.

For example, Uber's Funding Rounds are at the following endpoint:

https://api.crunchbase.com/v/3/organizations/uber/funding_rounds?user_key=[user_key]

This endpoint returns the following data (as of Aprll 29th, 2015):

{
  "metadata": {
    "version": 3,
    "www_path_prefix": "https://www.crunchbase.com/",
    "api_path_prefix": "https://api.crunchbase.com/v/3/",
    "image_path_prefix": "https://res.cloudinary.com/crunchbase-production/"
  },
  "data": {
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      "items_per_page": 1000,
      "number_of_pages": 1,
      "current_page": 1,
      "next_page_url": null,
      "prev_page_url": null,
      "sort_order": "created_at desc"
    },
    "items": [
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
        "uuid": "907194fe7dbd599fd1255bbeec12f05e",
        "properties": {
          "api_path": "funding-rounds/907194fe7dbd599fd1255bbeec12f05e",
          "web_path": "funding-round/907194fe7dbd599fd1255bbeec12f05e",
          "funding_type": "venture",
          "series": "E",
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2014-12-16",
          "announced_on_trust_code": 7,
          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
          "money_raised": 600000000,
          "money_raised_currency_code": "USD",
          "money_raised_usd": 600000000,
          "target_money_raised": null,
          "target_money_raised_currency_code": null,
          "target_money_raised_usd": null,
          "created_at": 1424353740,
          "updated_at": 1424354653
        }
      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
        "uuid": "2fd6f840728c42adee151fc1f1bf218e",
        "properties": {
          "api_path": "funding-rounds/2fd6f840728c42adee151fc1f1bf218e",
          "web_path": "funding-round/2fd6f840728c42adee151fc1f1bf218e",
          "funding_type": "venture",
          "series": "E",
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2015-02-18",
          "announced_on_trust_code": 7,
          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
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          "money_raised_currency_code": "USD",
          "money_raised_usd": 1000000000,
          "target_money_raised": null,
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        }
      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
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        "properties": {
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          "web_path": "funding-round/cf3cef91e48e774ac6ad7c5584bf2bf0",
          "funding_type": "debt_financing",
          "series": null,
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2015-01-21",
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          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
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          "target_money_raised": null,
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        }
      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
        "uuid": "1fa1e079dd45f9d615ce1469ed9090fb",
        "properties": {
          "api_path": "funding-rounds/1fa1e079dd45f9d615ce1469ed9090fb",
          "web_path": "funding-round/1fa1e079dd45f9d615ce1469ed9090fb",
          "funding_type": "venture",
          "series": "E",
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2014-12-04",
          "announced_on_trust_code": 7,
          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
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          "target_money_raised": null,
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        }
      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
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        "properties": {
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          "web_path": "funding-round/7a617d3521e9a71816c8d5cbcd4c49b0",
          "funding_type": "venture",
          "series": "D",
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2014-06-06",
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          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
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      },
      {
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        "properties": {
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          "web_path": "funding-round/7fb4f6a6b5c4566beba7c7f328296051",
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      },
      {
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      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
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        "properties": {
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          "funding_type": "venture",
          "series": "B",
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          "announced_on": "2011-12-07",
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          "closed_on": null,
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      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
        "uuid": "211176ddab64c19f775fe7e47ab9c1c2",
        "properties": {
          "api_path": "funding-rounds/211176ddab64c19f775fe7e47ab9c1c2",
          "web_path": "funding-round/211176ddab64c19f775fe7e47ab9c1c2",
          "funding_type": "angel",
          "series": null,
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2010-10-15",
          "announced_on_trust_code": 7,
          "closed_on": null,
          "closed_on_trust_code": null,
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          "money_raised_currency_code": "USD",
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          "target_money_raised": null,
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          "target_money_raised_usd": null,
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      },
      {
        "type": "FundingRound",
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        "properties": {
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          "web_path": "funding-round/765b8958c4aa1d9805b4694324cd7706",
          "funding_type": "seed",
          "series": null,
          "series_qualifier": null,
          "announced_on": "2009-08-01",
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          "closed_on": null,
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      }
    ]
  }
}

For each round with the funding_type "venture", the FundingRound has a "series" property that is populated with the corresponding letter (e.g., A, B, C, D, etc.).

Note that even if a FundingRound has a funding_type of "venture", the "series" my be undisclosed. In that case, the series value will be null.

Series Qualifier

In some cases, Organizations may have multiple venture FundingRounds with the same series (e.g., two "A" rounds).

In this case, the FundingRounds have an optional series_qualifier property that can disambiguate the rounds from one another.

Most often, these qualifiers are numeric. So if an Organization had two Series A rounds, they could be qualified as Series A1 and Series A2, where the numbers 1 and 2 are the series_qualifier properties.

Venture Fundings