Commerce Ventures

Commerce Ventures

Commerce Ventures is a venture capital firm focusing on investments in the e-commerce, retail, FinTech and Insurance sectors.

Company Overview

Commerce Ventures is a venture capital firm with a blend of entrepreneurs and senior executives from its focus sectors (mobile, retail, payments, digital marketing). In addition to providing capital, the firm is committed to helping portfolio companies succeed in scaling their commerce-related innovations. Commerce Ventures' strategy is typically not to lead investment rounds, but instead to participate alongside lead investors such as VC's, seed funds, and strategic corporations. Although it does not target a specific security or round, most of its investments will be in companies that have recruited a core team, developed a flagship product and demonstrated early product-market fit.

History

Founded in 2012 by Daniel Rosen, Commerce Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early-stage and later stage investments based in San Francisco, California. It prefers investing in the mobile, retail, financial technology, payments, and digital marketing sectors. In addition to providing capital, the firm seeks to help portfolio companies succeed in scaling their commerce-related innovations.

Investments

Commerce Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital investments. The firm primarily invests in the commerce sector, with a focus on mobile, payments, retail Fintech and Insurance Technology.

Commerce Ventures has made 75 investments. One of their investments was on Apr 2, 2019, when they invested $30M in Vestwell. Commerce Ventures has $7.1M in estimated revenue annually and competes with Alliance Consumer Growth, Relay Ventures, and Early Stage Partners.

Timeline

April 2, 2019

Vestwell

$30M.

Funded Companies

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An insurance technology company offering home insurance.

BetterDoctor, a technology company, delivers provider directory data and has a database that can be accessed through a responsive API.

A software company offering a blockchain and cloud technology platform for business to business payments.

OwnerListens is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Oren Dobronsky.

MX is a data company that serves financial institutions and fintech companies.

Covr Financial Technologies is a Boise, Idaho-based company.

Fidel is a London-based payment company.

Omnyway is a San Francisco-based commerce company.

SteadyApp is an Atlanta-based company.

Trizic, Inc. is a San Francisco-based company.

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Alfred 'Chip' Kahn IV

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Andrea Fitzhenry

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Brian McLoughlin

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Dan Raveh

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Dan Rosen

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Sandeep Bhanote

Investor

Sean Harper

Investor

Tammy Camp

Investor

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December 3, 2019
WebWire
Commerce Ventures, a leading venture firm focused on technology innovations in the fintech and commerce ecosystems, today announced it has closed its third fund with over $60 million in committed capital. The fund's limited partners are comprised of strategic individuals who have run some of the largest companies in retail, payments, banking and insurance. Corporate investors include one of the largest payment networks in the world, one of the largest insurance companies in the US, one of...

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