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8VC

8VC

Venture capital and private equity firm based in San Francisco.

8VC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early venture and growth capital. It seeks to make series A, B, and C investments in technology companies with a focus on enterprise software, data, and software-as-a-service companies. 8VC is headquartered in San Francisco, California.They endorse emerging platforms that will replace the old technology infrastructure behind many industries.

History

8VC was founded in 2015 by Joe Lonsdale, Alex Kolicich, Drew Oetting, Jake Medwell, Kimmy Scotti and operates in Finance, Financial Services, IT Infrastructure, and Venture Capital . 8VC has raised a total of $1.2B across 4 funds. 8VC funds include a $425 million venture fund, a $50 million angel fund, and a follow-on fund (size unreported). Like Formation 8 (an earlier iteration), 8VC invests primarily in technology-driven businesses.

Investments

As of February 2019, 8VC has made 104 investments and raised $1.2B across 4 funds. 8VC has had 4 exits. 8VC's most notable exits include Guardant Health, Progressly, and RiskMatch.



The company, Terminal announced in September 2019 that it had raised $17 million in funding with 8VC leading the round. 8VC founder Joe Lonsdale is also co-founder of Terminal, a San Francisco-based startup that allows companies to build out remote engineering teams in international locations and also helps with practicalities such as finding workspace and organizing benefits. 

Timeline

January 28, 2019

Hims

Series C - Hims

$100M

January 2, 2019

Synapse Technology Corporation

Seed Round - Synapse Technology Corporation



December 30, 2018

Camino

Seed Round - Camino

$2.4M

December 12, 2018

NuID

Seed Round - NuID

$2.5M

November 28, 2018

Asana

Series E - Asana

$50M

November 13, 2018

Mojo Vision

Series A - Mojo Vision

$50M

November 10, 2018

Clearbanc

Series A - Clearbanc

$70M

October 22, 2018

Ushur

Series A - Ushur

$12M

October 22, 2018

Synthego

Logo of Series C - Synthego

Series C - Synthego

$110M

October 11, 2018

Agora

Seed Round - Agora

$4.1M



October 4, 2018

Deliverr

Series A

$7M

September 30, 2018

Project44

Seires C

$45M

September 26, 2018

Idx

Series A

$33M

September 25, 2018

Maven

Series B

$27M

September 23, 2018

Socotra

Series A

$5,5M

September 20, 2018

uBiome

Series C

$83M

September 4, 2018

Anchorfree

$295M

VENTURE CAPITAL

August 29, 2018

Nylas

Series B

$16M

July 31, 2018

Mammoth Biosciences

Series A

$23M

May 20, 2018

Bestow

Series A

$15M

May 6, 2018

Notable Health

Seed Fund

$3M

May 1, 2018

MindBridgeAI

Series A

$8,400,000

May 1, 2018

iBeat

Seed Fund

$5,500,000

April 22, 2018

8VC Flagship Fund II

$640M

April 16, 2018

Project44

Series A

$35,000,000

March 28, 2018

Promise

$3,000,000

SEED FUND

March 27, 2018

Oscar Health

Venture Capital

$165,000,000

March 6, 2018

Qualia

$33,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

February 27, 2018

EdgyBees

$5,500,000

SEED FUND

February 26, 2018

Senti Biosciences

$53,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

January 31, 2018

Prodigy

$5,400,000

SEED FUND

January 30, 2018

Asana

$75,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

February 1, 2018

Indio Technologies

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

December 28, 2017

Nylas

$4,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

November 15, 2017

Airside Mobile

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

November 6, 2017

Touch Surgery

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

November 2, 2017

NuID

$1,640,000

SEED FUND

November 2, 2017

PathAI

$11,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

November 1, 2017

Cosmos Labs

$3,100,000

SEED FUND

October 2, 2017

Airside Mobile

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

August 28, 2017

Bestow

$2,500,000

SEED FUND

July 24, 2017

Maven

$10,800,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

June 18, 2017

MindBridgeAI

$4,300,000

SEED FUND

June 7, 2017

Addepar

$140,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

June 6, 2017

Illumio

$125,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

May 17, 2017

Affinity

$13,500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

May 11, 2017

8VC Co-Invest Fund I

$256.8M

May 10, 2017

GUARDANT HEALTH

$360,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES E)

April 19, 2017

MakeSpace

$30,000,000

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

April 11, 2017

Blink Health

$90,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

March 22, 2017

Zenreach

$30,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

March 21, 2017

Boom Supersonic

$33,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

March 21, 2017

Casetext

$12,000,000

SEED FUND

January 3, 2017

Synthego

$41,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

October 31, 2016

uBiome

$22,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

October 18, 2016

Ladder

$14,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

September 26, 2016

Color Genomics

$45,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

September 19, 2016

Progressly

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

July 24, 2016

Wonder

SEED FUND

July 18, 2016

Zenreach

$30,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

June 27, 2016

Medal

$3,780,000

SEED FUND

June 14, 2016

Common

$16,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

May 23, 2016

Bloomz, Inc.

$2,300,000

SEED FUND

March 31, 2016

Maven

$2,300,000

SEED FUND

March 29, 2016

Asana

$50,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

March 22, 2016

BetterWorks

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

March 2, 2016

8VC Fund I

$300M

December 31, 2015

8Angel

$50M

Funded Companies

42 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

A synthetic biology company that designs, builds and tests genetic circuits for the purposes programming cell therapies. Their first therapeutic candidates are aimed at solid tumors and blood cancer and the company plans to move beyond oncology.

Biotechnology microbial genomics company based in San Francisco

Blend invites companies that service the mortgage industry to sell digital tools--APIs--through its platform.

An insurance technology company utilizing technology, design and data to humanize health care. and offer health insurance.

Neighborly drives investment in world-positive infrastructure projects like broadband, solar microgrids, and libraries.

Mammoth Biosciences is an American company based in San Francisco founded on June 1, 2017. Mammoth Biosciences uses CRISPR technology to develop bio-sensing technologies for diagnostics in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and forensics.

Silicon Valley-based genetic engineering startup.

Asana provides a project management platform to organize and plan workflows.

A technology company offering an online marketplace for order fulfilment.

BiomX is a biotechnology company developing phage therapies for eradicating bacteria associated with chronic diseases.

Casetext is a company focused on artificial intelligence tools for attorneys.

A decentralized authentication and digital identity management solution from NuID, Inc. that uses blockchain technology and cryptography.

Addepar is a Mountain View, California-based company founded by Joe Lonsdale.

Guardant Health is a Redwood City, California-based company.

The Nylas communications platform allows developers to quickly build features that connect to every email, calendar, and contacts provider in the world.

Zenreach is a San Francisco-based hospitality company.

A company that participated in the F1 cohort of Y Combinator. It provides financial services to self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs

Illumio is a cloud security company utilizing adaptive segmentation to prevent cyber threats of unauthorized communications.

A company desiging, developing and manufacturing supersonic passenger aircraft

Bestow is a company founded by Jonathan Abelmann.

Wonder OS provides the world's first Android-based platform built for seamless, all-in-one play.

Maven Clinic is a virtual clinic dedicated for women and family health.

AnchorFree, also known as HotSpot Shield, is a VPN platform for mobile devices and computers.

Associated investment funds

14 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
September 21, 2016
640,000,000
February 1, 2018

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Kimmy Scotti

IT investments



Alex Kolicich

IT and Bio-IT investments



Alex Moore

Incubating projects



Allie Parra





Allison Pavlick

Manages 8VC’s fundraising and investor relations strategy



Bhaskar Ghosh

CTO



Brett Cummings

CFO



Caroline Graham

Employee



Caroline Haun





Clay Spence

Writing and research projects



Danielle Sercu

Portfolio management and financial reporting



Dannielle Heath

Administrative Assistant



David Moskowitz

Bio-IT space



David Wyler

Advisor



Deny Khoung

Design mentorship, hiring, product feedback



Drew Oetting

Enterprise and consumer software investments



Francisco Gimenez

Bio-IT investments and Enterprise AI



Jake Medwell

Investments in the consumer and enterprise space



Jillian Mancaruso





Jin-Young Kim

Fundraising and investor relations strategy



Joe Lonsdale

General Partner



John Tenet

investments in National Security and Defense



Leandra Sivess

Back end strategy for investor relations



Luke Bugbee

Brand, product design, and web development



Morgan Bennett

Office Manager



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

8VC has closed its second early-stage fund, seemingly with an eye on logistics and biotech

Connie Loizos

Web



The return of Joe Lonsdale: How the cofounder of multibillion-dollar company Palantir was vilified in Silicon Valley, then bounced back

Julie Bort

Web



Why We Invested in Deliverr - 8VC News - Medium

8VC

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

8VC & Terminal - Hiring Engineers

Sep 24, 2018

8VC has closed its second early-stage fund, seemingly with an eye on logistics and biotech

Apr 23, 2018

Co-living startup Common raises $16M from LeFrak et al.

15 June 2016

Fireside Chat with Joe Lonsdale, 8VC



Joe Lonsdale, Co-Founder of Palantir

23, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Addepar







Affinity







Alloy







Anduril







Assembly







Blend







Blink Health



















Buildzoom













Common







Dealpath







Deliverr







Digital Surgery







Epirus







Esper







Flexport







FreightWaves













Hexagon Bio







Hims







Hive







Honor







Illumio







References