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Avalon Ventures

Avalon Ventures

A venture capital firm from California that focuses on information technology and life sciences companies

Avalon Ventures is a venture capital company from La Jolla, California that focuses on businesses in the information technology and life sciences. Founded in 1983 by Kevin Kinsella, it funds seed, early and late stage ventures.

This venture capital firm has financed more than 100 data information technology and life sciences enterprises within a span of 30 years. Avalon’s partners are seasoned entrepreneurs who are experienced in business operations, information technology and life sciences. They are involved in team building, strategy and operations of their portfolio companies.

Timeline

1983

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Cloudant provides a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web and mobile applications. It participated in the S07 cohort of Y Combinator. IBM acquired Cloudant in 2014.

Chartio provides a cloud-based data exploration solution that helps businesses analyze and track their data.

Vendor of software and services for cross-device advertising

RethinkDB provides an open-source distributed NoSQL document-oriented database storing JSON documents and scaling data for applications.

Smyte is a company providing Software-as-a-Service solution offering trust and safety as a service for websites and mobile applications. It is now part of Twitter.

Cloudkick provides its users with centralized server monitoring and management tools. It participated in the W09 cohort of Y Combinator.

Cheezburger is a Seattle-based company founded by Ben Huh.

Backupify is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based enterprise software company.

A biotechnology company that develops and commercializes biological treatments for cancer and infectious diseases

A biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for inner and middle ear diseases

A pharmaceutical company that develops therapies targeting solid and hematological cancer tumors

Intercasting is a company founded by Derrick Oien.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Description
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed

300,000,000
103,525,000
September 10, 2015

250,000,000
201,632,653
August 30, 2012

200,000,000
118,125,000
July 16, 2010
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jay Lichter

Managing Member

Kevin Kinsella

Founder / Managing Member

Steve Tomlin

Managing Member

Brady Bohrmann

Managing Member

Court Turner

Venture Partner

David Campbell

Entrepreneur in Residence

Richard Levandov

Partner

Tighe M. Reardon

Chief Financial Officer

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Companies

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Location
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Averon

BotChain

Jnana

Memrise

Node

Pando

ScoreStream

Seva

Simulmedia

Synthorx

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