137 Ventures

137 Ventures

137 Ventures is a company that provides customized liquidity solutions to founders, investors, and early employees of growth-stage private technology companies. 137 Ventures is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2011.

137 Ventures is a growth-stage venture firm that provides customized liquidity solutions to founders, investors, and early employees of high-growth private technology companies.The venture capital firm specializes in investments in later stage and growth stage companies. It targets companies operating in the technology sector.

Investments

The firm invests in companies with revenue of more than $1 million, and more than 50% growth per year expected over the next 3 – 5 years. The firm also makes secondary investments. It provides loans against private company stock.With more than $1 billion of assets under management, the firm invests in companies across a broad range of technical areas including space exploration, digital health, financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and consumer internet. The fund has a flexible mandate, investing in primary equity financing rounds, as well as an emphasis on structured transactions with founders, senior executives, early investors and early employees at venture-backed companies with proven business models.

Services

137 Ventures also supports entrepreneurs and founders by providing guidance and introductions to professional service providers, including corporate attorneys, trust and estate attorneys, private wealth managers, banking relationships including mortgage providers, real estate brokers, insurers, and other venture capital firms.

History

137 Ventures was founded in 2011 by Alex Jacobson, Justin Fishner-Wolfson and Kathy H. Chan. The company manages assets in excess of $1 billion dollars. In addition to personalized liquidity solutions, 137 Ventures also participates in primary direct equity financing rounds. 137 Ventures has raised four funds and a total of $387M across 3 funds. 137 Ventures III was announced on May 11, 2016, and raised a total of $200M.

Timeline

July 30, 2018

Gusto investment

Series C - Gusto

$140M

March 4, 2018

Fair investment

Series A - Fair

$50M

January 10, 2018

Grab investment

Series G - Grab

September 20, 2017

Flexport investment

Series C - Flexport

$110M

June 29, 2017

Callisto Media

Venture Round - Callisto Media

April 27, 2017

Didi Chuxing

Private Equity Round - Didi Chuxing

$5.5B

September 15, 2016

Postmates investment

Series D - Postmates

$140M

August 23, 2016

Curology investment

Series B - Curology

$15M

October 8, 2015

Virgin Hyperloop One investment

Venture Round - Virgin Hyperloop One

August 25, 2015

Intercom investment

Series C - Intercom

$35M

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Eventbrite is an event ticketing and technology platform

ShareThis is a Palo Alto, California-based social media company.

Microblogging platform and social networking website

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
2,000,000
2,000,000
January 12, 2016
21,000,000
21,000,000
August 26, 2014
7,237,152
7,237,152
September 3, 2013
15,000,000
11,960,000
September 21, 2017
25,000,041
25,000,041
August 26, 2014
1,000,000
1,000,000
March 12, 2015
20,000,000
20,000,000
April 16, 2014
3,875,000
3,875,000
July 24, 2015
50,874,000
50,874,000
September 26, 2014
610,000
610,000
February 21, 2014
20,000,000
June 23, 2015
200,000,000
February 1, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

ALI SMITH

ANALYST

ANDREW HANSEN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

ANDREW LASZLO

MANAGING PARTNER

CHRISTIAN GARRETT

HEAD OF PLATFORM

ELIZABETH WEIL

MANAGING PARTNER

FEROEZ CHINKONSUNG

OFFICE MANAGER

JAMES PARDEE

ASSOCIATE

JUSTIN FISHNER-WOLFSON

MANAGING PARTNER

MICHAEL HICKEY

CONTROLLER

MICHELLE TUNLEY

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

NICHOLAS PROCACCINI

PRINCIPAL

NICOLE HASHEMI

HUMAN RESOURCES & EA

S. ALEXANDER JACOBSON

MANAGING PARTNER

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

137 Ventures Co-Founder Kathy Chan Becomes An Operating Partner At Khosla

Anthony Ha

Web

137 Ventures eyes $200M fund | PitchBook

Web

137 Ventures Offers A Liquid Alternative To Selling Stock On Secondary Markets

Jason Kincaid

Web

137 Ventures Raises $137M Second Fund To Offer Early Liquidity To Startup Execs

Anthony Ha

Web

137 Ventures to raise $200 mln fourth venture fund - PE Hub

Mark Boslet

Web

Eventbrite Files Proposed Terms For $200 Million IPO

Donovan Jones

Venture Capital Firm 137 Ventures Closes Third Fund, at $200M; Adds Elizabeth Weil |FinSMEs

Web

Companies

References

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