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Firsthand Technology Ventures

Firsthand Technology Ventures

A San Jose-based venture capital firm that invests in technology and cleantech companies

Firsthand Technology Ventures is a venture capital firm in San Jose that prefers to invest technology and cleantech companies. Founded in 2011 by Kevin Landis in San Jose, California, United States, the firm invests in early and late stage ventures. The notable investment portfolio of Firsthand Technology Ventures includes Revasum, Tapad, Phunware, Turn, Telepathy, Pivotal Systems, SolarCity, and SoloPower. As of February 2020, Firsthand Technology Value Fund has made 14 investments. Their most recent investment was on August 31, 2018, when Revasum raised $8M. Firsthand Technology Value Fund has had five exits, the most notable of which include SolarCity, Turn, and Phunware. The company has raised a single venture fund, Firsthand Technology Value Fund. This fund was announced on Apr 18, 2011 and raised a total of $179.6M.

Timeline

2011

Founded

People

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Kelvin Leung

General Counsel

Greg Sheppard

Director of Research

Kevin Landis

Founder

Phil Mosakowski

Investor Relations

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Phunware

Pivotal Systems

Revasum

SolarCity

SoloPower

Tapad

Telepathy

Turn

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