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Comcast Ventures

Comcast Ventures

The Comcast Ventures team brings deep domain expertise and an unwavering commitment to entrepreneurs building consumer, enterprise, and frontier technology companies.

Comcast Ventures is a corporate venture firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology, media, retail, healthcare, mobile and manufacturing sectors. Comcast Ventures came out of the merger of Comcast Interactive Capital and Peacock Equity Fund in May, 2011. Comcast Ventures manages a $750 million portfolio.



Comcast Ventures is the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation and partners with entrepreneurs building consumer and enterprise companies.



The Comcast Ventures team brings deep domain expertise and an unwavering commitment to entrepreneurs building consumer, enterprise, and frontier technology companies.

Investment

Comcast Ventures' investments include Eden, SimpleCitizen, Aircam, Neural Magic, The Yes, Osaro, HYPR, BigID, Hawthorne, Ready and Light Field Lab.



They exited their investments in Dollar Shave Club, FanDuel, Lyft, Slack, Cheddar, August Home, Radius Intelligence, Houseparty, Automatic and ClearSlide.

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Dollar Shave Club offers a monthly membership service that delivers stainless steel razor blades and other personal grooming products to customers by mail at a low cost.

Nextdoor is a company providing a private communications platform for neighborhoods.It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

Orai is an company that utilizes artificial intelligence to coach people into becoming more effective and confident communicators

Automat is a company that focuses on marketing for brands, founded by Andy Mauro.

Houzz is a company providing an online platform for home remodeling, architecture, interior design, decorating, landscaping and home improvement.

KiwiCo is an e-commerce company founded by Sandra Oh Lin.

Visible World is a New York City-based advertising company.

A technology company providing payments infrastructure for businesses in Africa

Divide is an enterprise software company.

ROSS Intelligence is a company offering an artificial intelligent system for legal research.

A media startup company focused on African pop-culture, social trends, lifestyle and entertainment

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Andrew Cleland

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Dave Zilberman

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Michael Yang

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Rich Grant

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Rick Prostko

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William Crowder

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Lucia Moses
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
The vaping startup is looking to former regulators, tobacco and alcohol executives, and crisis communications experts to fix its tarnished image.
Ron Miller
November 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Neural Magic, a startup founded by an MIT professor, who figured out a way to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs, announced a $15 million seed investment today. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Pillar VC and Amdocs. The company had previously received a $5 million pre-seed, making the [...]

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