Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco with over $1.6 billion in assets.

Company Overview

Crosslink Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital firm with roughly $1.6 billion in assets. Crosslink Capital is a private venture capital firm with a primary focus on technology and the energy industry. Crosslink Capital was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

History

Crosslink Capital was founded in 1989 by Michael Stark and Sy Kaufman. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds, and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis.

Crosslink Capital, fka Omega Ventures, is a venture capital and growth equity firm specializing in private and public equity investing. The firm primarily makes its investments in early-stage companies but is open to investing in all stages of a company from seed stage to pre-IPO (initial public offering). Crosslink Capital also invests in later-stage private companies (growth equity/expansion capital) and private investment in public equity (PIPEs).

Investments

Crosslink Capital has made 332 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 29, 2019, when they invested $4.8M in Novo. Crosslink Capital has raised a total of $965M across four funds, their latest being Crosslink Ventures VIII. This fund was announced on Jul 16, 2018, and raised a total of $275M.

Crosslink Capital, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in seed, early, mid, late venture, special situation investments and growth equity in private and public companies and in small to mid-cap public equities and public growth companies. The firm also provides bridge financings. It primarily invests in health IT, predictive analytics, & enterprise SaaS, energy technologies, mobile, cloud computing, financial technologies, Software-as-a-Service, Enterprise IT communication services and infrastructure, security, communications, computing and semiconductors, e-commerce, digital media and Internet services, IT hardware, consumer, consumer technology and software and business services. The firm also invests in technology, information/data, and financial services sectors and through the Alpha Seed Program typical investment sizes range from $100,000 to $500,000. It manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity markets. It employs a long/short strategy to make its investments in mid-cap stocks of companies. The firm prefers to be the lead investor in transactions and takes a board seat in its portfolio companies.

Timeline

March 29, 2019

Novo

$4.8M.

2019

This year, Crosslink Capital is projected to spend $432.1K on IT.

July 16, 2018

Crosslink Ventures VIII

$275M.

Funded Companies

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Description
Industry
Website
Location
Chime Bank

A bank offering online banking services with no user no bank fees, and an option to receive direct deposit up to two days early. Chris Britt and Ryan King founded Chime in 2013, and the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Financial services
San Francisco
Vungle

Vungle (Vungle, Inc.) is startup which powers video advertisements inside of mobile apps and games.

Advertising
San Francisco
Postmates

Postmates is a logistics company operating a network of couriers for local goods delivery.

Logistics
San Francisco
Ayla Networks

A technology company developing a platform-as-a-service for managing internet of things (IoT) devices.

Milpitas, California
DataStax

DataStax delivers a distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra

Software
Santa Clara, California
Aliro Quantum

Aliro Technologies (Aliro), a spinout of the NarangLab at Harvard University, makes software that facilitates user access to present day quantum computers.

Software
Boston
Science Exchange (company)

Company for outsourced research through a network of scientific service providers.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Novo (Bank Novo)

Novo focuses on giving a banking option to startups and small business owners, founded by Michael Rangel and Tyler McIntyre.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
New York
Weave (company)

Weave is a communication company that enables practitioners increase and maintain their patients.

Customer relationship management (CRM)
San Francisco
ecomom

ecomom is a Spokane, Washington-based e-commerce company founded by Jody Sherman, Emily Blakeney and Roman Azuara.

E-commerce
Spokane, Washington
Molekule (company)

A technology company making a air purifier using nanotechnology to destroy pollutants.

Healthcare
San Francisco
Prosper

Company

Peer-to-peer
San Francisco
Comprehend Systems

Comprehend Systems is a technology company providing cloud software for clinical operations of pharmaceutical companies.

Clinical trial
California
Enigma Technologies

A platform for onboarding new customers.

Machine learning
New York
BetterUp (company)

BetterUp is a San Francisco-based company founded by Eddie Medina.

Education
San Francisco
HomeLight

HomeLight is a San Francisco-based company.

Real estate
San Francisco
Merkle Loyalty Solutions

Formerly 500Friends, Merkle Loyalty Solutions provides loyalty marketing solution for brands and retailers to maximize the profitability of their customers.

E-commerce
San Francisco
Richrelevance

Richrelevance is a San Francisco-based company.

Advertising
San Francisco
Chartio

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

Business intelligence (BI)
San Francisco
SilkRoad Technology (company)

SilkRoad Technology is an Illinois-based company.

Software
Illinois
Hired (company)

Company

Human resources
San Francisco
Force10

Force10 is a San Jose, California-based e-commerce company.

E-commerce
San Jose, California
Like.com

Company

E-commerce
BuildingConnected

BuildingConnected is a San Francisco-based company founded by Dustin DeVan.

Software
San Francisco
Scripted (company)

Company

Digital media
Las Vegas
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Crosslink Ventures VIII, L.P.
250,000,000
San Francisco
November 17, 2017
Crosslink Blue Link Ventures, L.P.
10,000,000
San Francisco
March 8, 2018
Crosslink Ventures VI, L.P.
San Francisco
October 1, 2009
Crosslink Endeavour Fund I, L.P.
150,000,000
San Francisco
October 2019
Crosslink Ventures VI-B, L.P.
San Francisco
May 12, 2010
Crosslink Ventures VII, L.P.
San Francisco
November 15, 2013
Crosslink Bayview VII, LLC
San Francisco
November 15, 2013
Crosslink Crossover Fund VI, L.P.
San Francisco
March 9, 2011
Crosslink Ventures VII-B, L.P.
San Francisco
November 15, 2013
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Rowan Walrath
June 4, 2020
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