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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.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Nurx

Nurx is a telemedicine service company that delivers oral contraceptives and various testing kits to its customers. It was founded in 2015 and has headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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

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

K Health is an AI-powered health app that empowers consumers with health information based on the experiences of others.

Zapata Computing is a company developing quantum software and algorithms for business founded in 2017 by Christopher Savoie, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Jhonathan Romero Fontalvo, Jonathan Olson, Peter Johnson and Yudong Cao.

Also known as Papa Technologies, Papa provides a platform connecting college students to senior citizens in need of transportation, house help, technology lessons, companionship and other services.

Videology is a New York City-based company founded in 2007.

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

August Home is a developer of connected products and services for creating automated physical environments.

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.

PrecisionHawk is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based drone company developing drone and data products for the energy, agriculture, and telecommunications industries.

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

A startup company marketing a countertop steam oven that comes with a meal kit subscription service

Citymapper is a London-based company that helps users of their app find methods of transportation near them.

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Andrew Cleland

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Dave Zilberman

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David Horowitz

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David Levy

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Jonathan Drillings

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Michael Yang

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Rich Grant

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Rick Prostko

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Sam Landman

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William Crowder

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News

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Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer
February 26, 2021
Business Insider
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Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer
February 25, 2021
Business Insider
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for February 25.
Lauren Johnson
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
Business Insider's top advertising and media stories for February 25.
Megan Hernbroth
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
The venture fund has roughly $770 million under management. It was absorbed into the business development division of Comcast in November.
FinSMEs
November 12, 2020
FinSMEs
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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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