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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

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Associated investment funds

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

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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

Affinity

Alloy

Anduril

Assembly

Blend

Blink Health

Boom Supersonic

Color Genomics

Common

Dealpath

Deliverr

Digital Surgery

Epirus

Esper

FreightWaves

Hexagon Bio

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References

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