A company providing custom liquidity solutions to founders, investors, and early employees of growth-stage private technology companies.
137 Ventures is a provider of customized liquidity solutions to founders, investors, and early employees of growth-stage private technology companies.
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 is specializing in investments in later stage and growth stage companies. It targets companies operating in the technology sector. 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 loan against private company stock.
With more than $850 million of assets under management, the firm invests in companies across a broad range of areas including space exploration, digital health, financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and consumer internet.
The fund has a flexible mandate with an emphasis on structured transactions with founders, senior executives, early investors and early employees at venture-backed companies with proven business models.
Specialties: Pre-IPO, Venture Capital, Stock Options, Liquidity, ESO, and ISO.
137 Ventures is sector agnostic and focuses on investing in companies with durable business model dynamics that strengthen with scale. It provides founders and employees with an alternative form of liquidity: loans against private company stock.
Aside from investing in private technology companies, 137 Ventures also leverages its expertise and extensive networks to support entrepreneurs/founders by providing guidance and introductions to vetted professional service providers commonly sought by entrepreneurs, including corporate attorneys, trust and estate attorneys, private wealth managers, banking relationships including mortgage providers, real estate brokers, insurers, and fellow venture capital firms.
Founded in 2011 by Alex Jacobson, Justin Fishner-Wolfson and Kathy H. Chan. The company has managed to gather assets in excess of $850 million dollars.
In addition to personalized liquidity solutions, 137 Ventures also participates in primary direct equity financing rounds.
137 Ventures has raised raise 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.
137 Ventures has made 27 investments since 2011. Their most recent investment was on Jul 31, 2018, when they invested $140M in Gusto.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
HUMAN RESOURCES & EA
S. ALEXANDER JACOBSON
137 Ventures Co-Founder Kathy Chan Becomes An Operating Partner At Khosla
137 Ventures eyes $200M fund | PitchBook
137 Ventures Offers A Liquid Alternative To Selling Stock On Secondary Markets
137 Ventures Raises $137M Second Fund To Offer Early Liquidity To Startup Execs
137 Ventures to raise $200 mln fourth venture fund - PE Hub
Eventbrite Files Proposed Terms For $200 Million IPO
Gusto Raises $140 Million Series C to Transform the Future of Work
Term Sheet -- Tuesday, February 6
Venture Capital Firm 137 Ventures Closes Third Fund, at $200M; Adds Elizabeth Weil |FinSMEs
Term Sheet -- Tuesday, July 31
Jul 31, 2018
Series C - Gusto
Series A - Fair
Series G - Grab
Series C - Flexport
Venture Round - Callisto Media
Private Equity Round - Didi Chuxing
Series D - Postmates
Series B - Curology
Venture Round - Virgin Hyperloop One
Series C - Intercom