Data Collective

Data Collective

A seed and Series A technology and artificial intelligence venture capital fund. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2011.

Company Overview

Data Collective is a San Francisco-based venture capital company that uses deep technology with the intention to transform industries. It invests in entrepreneurs building Big Data companies. The big data companies capture, store, secure, transmit, transform, and analyze data for economic advantage, either with huge volumes (terabytes to exabytes), or at tremendous speed (microseconds to seconds), or both.


Data Collective was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Palo Alto, California. Data Collective's leaders have been investing for two decades, with over 150 companies and 40 material exits to date for entrepreneurs and investors.


Data Collective DCVC has made 340 investments. One of their investments was on Apr 2, 2019, when they invested $11.9M in Medical Informatics Corp. Data Collective DCVC has $14.9M in estimated revenue annually and competes with IA Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital.

Data Collective is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, growth capital, growth stage, Series A, and early-stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in key data and algorithmic technologies, deep compute, fintech, big data, IT infrastructure, analytics, and data space companies. In the infrastructure sector, the firm focuses on storage, security, and management systems. It also considers investments in vertical-focused apps in areas like lending, travel, customer service, and medical research. The firm seeks to invest in and holding equity and equity-oriented securities of privately-held companies in communications, information technology and technology-related fields, including big data infrastructure, analytics, data services, and vertical market opportunities.


The venture capital fund focuses on investing in companies that have computable data that creates defensibility for the company and promising returns in terms of both economic and human impact. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can gain investment from the company if their entities are within the scope to their vision and investors' expectations.

Data Collective invests in fields such as applied artificial intelligence, computational biology, cybersecurity, industry and transportation, and smart agriculture. Notable companies in Data Collective's portfolio include LendUp, planet, and rigetti.


April 5, 2019

DCVC filed Form D

The paperwork indicated the firms intent to raise up to $575m for DCVC V, L.P., the funds fifth venture fund.

April 2, 2019

Medical Informatics Corp


Funded Companies


Driverless truck company based in San Francisco, California.

A biotechnology and data science company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, founded in 2013, that combines biology with artificial intelligence for drug discovery. Using human cell models of diseases, Recursion captures microscopic images to build biological datasets and computational techniques identify disease-associated biological changes.

Vancouver-based company focused on antibody discovery for therapeutics and immune profiling for vaccine research.

LendUp is a company building credit products that cater people with low credit or volatile income. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

A molecular diagnostics company developing novel blood-based early detection and disease monitoring tests based on analyzing circulating cell-free messenger RNA (cf-mRNA) in blood samples to monitor organ function.

HelixNano is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology and artificial intelligence company founded in 2013 by Hannu Rajaniemi and Nikolai Eroshenko.

Planet Labs is a satellite imaging company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, which offers monitoring with daily updates. It was founded in 2010.

An inventory financing platform. It was founded in 2014 and is located in San Francisco, California.

StratiFi is a San Francisco-based company offering a risk analysis platform for investment advisors looking for help identifying risk associated with investment portfolios and business.

Opus 12 is a company developing CO2 recycling devices that turn CO2 into chemicals and fuels.

GitPrime is a company that develops an engineering intelligence platform. They are based in Colorado and participated in the W16 cohort of Y Combinator .

A company developing rocket systems and space launch vehicles for delivering payloads into space.

Mythic is a U.S-based artificial intelligence hardware and software company.

Gro Intelligence is a company that supplies global agriculture data and builds predictive models

Capella Space is building a commercial radar satellite constellation. Its headquarters are located in San Francisco, California and it was founded in 2011.

Verdigris is a California-based company developing smart grid and energy management technology aided by artificial intelligence and founded by Mark Chung, Thomas Chung and Jonathan Chu.

MemSQL is a company providing a distributed and in-memory database for enterprises.

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Further reading


DCVC Targets $575 Million For Fifth Flagship Venture Fund, Filings Show


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