Arena Ventures

Arena Ventures

Arena Ventures is a seed stage venture capital firm based in LA and SF.

Arena Ventures paused investing in January 2018.

Arena Ventures makes seed stage investments in technology startups led by entrepreneurs that are uniquely positioned to transform their industry and create new markets. They take a disciplined approach to seeking founding teams during the earliest days of their companies, focus intensely on understanding their background and personality, and hold a reputation for fighting hard to help them grow.

Arena Ventures is an investment firm prefers to invest in the consumer, education, enterprise, financial technology, marketplace and mobile services sectors. The firm was founded in 2015 and is based in West Hollywood, California.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
ProducePay

ProducePay is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2014 by Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck.

Agriculture
Los Angeles
Open Listings

Open Listings is a company providing a self-service platform for home buying.

Real estate
Los Angeles
Dynasty (company)

Dynasty is a Goleta, California-based company founded in 2016 by Elliott Burris.

Real estate
Goleta, California
Solar Analytics

Solar Analytics is a company founded in 2012 by Stefan Jarnason, John Laird, Renate Egan and Valantis Vais.

Renewable energy
Redfern, New South Wales
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Arena Alpha, L.P. - Series A
4,800,000
4,800,000
Los Angeles
April 1, 2016
Arena Ventures L&W SPV II, LLC
1,716,241
1,716,241
Los Angeles
August 27, 2015
Arena Alpha, L.P. - Series B
5,000,000
5,000,000
Los Angeles
April 1, 2016
Arena Ventures Clover Growth SPV II, LLC
25,535,000
25,535,000
Los Angeles
June 10, 2016
Arena Alpha, L.P. - Series D
5,000,000
5,000,000
Los Angeles
April 1, 2016
Arena Ventures L&W SPV I, LLC
1,199,997
1,199,997
Los Angeles
August 27, 2015
Arena Ventures Clover Growth SPV, LLC
5,000,000
5,000,000
Los Angeles
January 26, 2016
Arena Ventures Clover Growth SPV III, LLC
3,500,000
3,500,000
Los Angeles
March 18, 2016
Arena Ventures Fund, L.P.
35,000,000
27,125,000
Venice, Los Angeles
May 6, 2015
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Frank Shih

Principal

Jeff Lo

Managing Partner

Paige Craig

Managing Partner

TJ Hennessy

Principal

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