DCM Ventures

DCM Ventures

A private equity and venture capital firm in California that focuses on mobile, consumer internet, communications and infrastructure, software and service sectors

DCM Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm in California that focuses on mobile, consumer internet, communications and infrastructure, software and service sectors. Founded 1996 in Menlo Park, California, United States by David Chao and Dixon Doll, it invests in early stage ventures, series B, series C, series A, and series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include Tempo, Pony.ai, Eaze, Skylo, and Wanxue Education. As of February 2020, DCM Ventures has made 485 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 26, 2020, when Tempo raised $17.5M. DCM Ventures has had 84 exits, the most notable of which include Careem, Kakao, and Life360. DCM Ventures has raised 13 funds, their latest being DCM IX. This fund was announced on September 17, 2019 and raised a total of $710.7M

Timeline

1996

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
SoFi

SoFi or Social Finance is a finance company offering lending and wealth management services.

Loan
San Francisco
Jaspersoft

A software platform for data visualization and embedding reports & dashboards.

Software
San Francisco
Roomi

Roomi is a New York-based company offering an online roommate-matching platform

Marketing
New York
Pony.ai

A company developing artificial intelligence-based technology designed for autonomous vehicles. It was founded in 2016 and is located in Fremont, California.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Fremont, California
Mendel.ai

A life science company offering an artificial intelligence platform to aid clinical experts improve their clinical cancer research.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Jose, California
Augmedix

Augmedix is a technology-enabled service platform that helps simplify how physicians work and deal with patients by utilizing wearable technology.

Augmented reality
San Francisco
Origin

Origin is a San Francisco-based additive manufacturing company designed for mass production.

Manufacturing
San Francisco
Shift (business)

Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

Advertising
San Francisco
Akulaku

Akulaku is an online multi-purpose finance platform intended to provide financial services to underserved communities.

E-commerce
Jakarta
Figure (company)

Figure is a San Francisco-based company that uses blockchain technology to provide home equity loans online.

Financial technology
San Francisco
RealScout

RealScout is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Andrew Flachner.

Software
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
Jackpocket

Jackpocket is an a mobile application that allows users to play state lottery games on their phone.

Gambling
New York City
Button (company)

Button is a New York-based company founded in 2014 by Chris Maddern, Mike Dudas, Stephen Milbank, Tanner Hackett, Michael Jaconi and Siddhartha Dabral.

E-commerce
New York
Athos (company)

Athos is a Redwood City, California-based company founded in 2012 by Chamath Palihapitiya, Chris Wiebe and Dhananja Jayalath.

Sport
Redwood City, California
UJET

A customer interaction platform.

Software
San Francisco
BridgeLux

BridgeLux is a manufacturing company.

Manufacturing
SavingStar

SavingStar is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based advertising company.

Advertising
Waltham, Massachusetts
AHAlife

Company

E-commerce
Plenty

Plenty is a San Francisco-based agriculture technology company that develops plant sciences for crops to flourish in pesticide and GMO-free environments.

Agriculture
San Francisco
SigFig

SigFig is a San Francisco-based company.

Consumer
San Francisco
LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a company founded by Alix Guerrier.

Education
Basis Science

Company

Biosensor
San Francisco
Eaze

Eaze is a San Francisco-based company founded by Keith McCarty.

Medicine
San Francisco
Nok Nok Labs

Nok Nok Labs is a Palo Alto, California-based network security company.

Network security
Palo Alto, California
Siren Care

Siren Care is a San Francisco-based company.

Textile
San Francisco
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VIII), L.P.
400,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 18, 2015
DCM Ventures China Turbo Affiliates Fund, L.P.
10,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 24, 2014
DCM Ventures China Turbo Fund, L.P.
170,000,000
Menlo Park, California
September 8, 2014
DCM Hybrid RMB Fund, L.P.
150,000,000
Menlo Park, California
June 8, 2011
A-Fund III, L.P.
100,000,000
Menlo Park, California
November 30, 2017
DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VII), L.P.
250,000,000
Menlo Park, California
July 24, 2013
A-Fund, L.P.
100,000,000
Menlo Park, California
April 21, 2011
A-Fund II Affiliates Fund, L.P.
7,500,000
Menlo Park, California
July 24, 2015
DCM VI, L.P.
505,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 17, 2008
DCM IX, L.P.
750,000,000
Menlo Park, California
May 24, 2018
A-Fund II, L.P.
100,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 11, 2014
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Arthur Kaneko

Employee

Ben Jacobs

Employee

Benjamin Tseng

Employee

Connie Cong Xu

Employee

David G. Cheng

Employee

Dixon Doll

Employee

Dustin Mitchell

Employee

Edward Tsai

Employee

Jason Krikorian

Employee

Jeanette Hoang

Employee

Keisuke YAMAKOSHI

Employee

Kyle Lui

Employee

Melissa Mansur

Employee

Osuke Honda

Employee

Pete Moran

Employee

Ruby Lu

Employee

Takuo Suzuki

Investor

Yoshiki C. Yasui

Employee

Further reading

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Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

EKuaibao

VIPThink

Augmedix

Eaze

Fountain

Modern Animal

Pawp

Scanwell Health

Skylo

Tempo

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Sophia Kunthara
July 9, 2020
Crunchbase News
DCM IX, its global fund, comes out to $780 million, and its A-fund, which is meant for seed-stage investments, is at $100 million.
Jeremy Berke
October 2, 2019
Business Insider
Cannabis startups have to get creative to raise money since marijuana is federally illegal in the US.
Kate Clark
May 11, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: Uber goes public, Carta collects $300 million and a small team of eight shows VC isn't always the answer.

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