Craft Ventures

Craft Ventures

Craft Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund.

Craft Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm making early-stage investments that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Bill Lee, Jeff Fluhr, Sky Dayton, and David Sacks. Notable investments made by Craft Ventures include: Bird, BitGo, Cloud Kitchens, Lumina, Neuralink, Reddit, SpaceX. Terminal, The Custom Movement, and Wayv.

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Craft II

On October 15, 2019 Craft Ventures announced raising $500 million for their second investment fund. The fund will be used to make seed, series A, and series B investments.

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Bird (company)

Bird is a company developing a vehicle sharing platform for dockless electric scooters.

A project management platform with customization tailored to each individual project and team.

Pipe is a financing platform for SaaS companies based in Los Angeles.

Harbor is a company developing and providing a decentralized compliance protocol for standardizing cryptocurrency (tokenized) securities.

BitGo is a financial services company in  California that focuses on financial services, providing clients with security, custody, and liquidity solutions.

Klue is an artificial Intelligence company founded by Jason Smith and Sarathy Naicker.

Superplastic is a creative product & experience studio founded in 2018.

Rare Bits is a zero-fee peer-to-peer marketplace to buy, sell, and discover crypto goods.

Vendr provides vendor management service to companies when buying and renewing software products.

Swarm Technologies is a Palo Alto, California-based company in the telecommunications industry founded by Sara Spangelo.

Dray Alliance is a company founded by Hank Cui.

Keyto is a San Francisco-based company.

Internal is a San Francisco-based company.

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AlleyWatch
July 14, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Samantha Hurst
July 14, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Restaurant & Hospitality Tech Startup Bbot Secures $3 Million Led By Craft Ventures to Expand Mobile Solution. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
AlleyWatch
June 27, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Lucas Matney
June 24, 2020
TechCrunch
The productivity software space is filled with niche startups designing premium tools with very particular customers in mind. On the flip side a growing class of startups are beginning to focus more on simplifying life for companies with subscription fatigue offering more all-in-one platforms that handle several facets of workplace productivity. ClickUp belongs to the [...]
Alex Wilhelm
June 10, 2020
TechCrunch
When TechCrunch last checked in with the Y Combinator-backed Vendr in October, the company had just raised $2 million, and was crowing about its profitability. Profitable seed-stage companies aren't super common, so the startup stood out. Today Vendr is back with more news, namely that it has raised $4 million more, this time led by [...]
Connie Loizos
October 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Craft Ventures, the venture firm launched in 2017 by serial entrepreneur David Sacks, has closed its second fund with $500 million in capital commitments, an amount the firm was said to begin targeting roughly a year ago. Craft's debut fund had closed with $350 million. The outfit -- which Sacks runs with other serial entrepreneurs [...]

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