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Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures

San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing on e-commerce based from SF and Bay area.

Forerunner Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2009. The firm was established by Kirsten Green. Its headquarters is located in San Francisco, California. As of February 2019, Forerunner Ventures has 49 companies in its portfolio and has sold its ownership in 29 companies. The firm’s most recent investment was for Ritual in February 2019; a company providing vegan-friendly and gluten-free food supplement products.

Funding

Forerunner Ventures focuses on funding companies that are based in the Bay and San Francisco area. The firm specializes in financing companies in the commerce industry, both those in the business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) areas. It provides funding for companies in the seed and early-stage level of development. With its most recent funding round held in October 2018, the firm has managed to collect $658.6 million in funds. During this round, Forerunner Ventures raised a total of $360 million.

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24 Results
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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.

Lyft is an American transportation network company. It designs, markets and operates a mobile application for matching drivers with passengers.

Sproutling is a hardware company founded by Chris Bruce.

KiwiCo is an e-commerce company founded by Sandra Oh Lin.

Now Faire, is a startup company providing a platform connecting independent retailers with makers and manufacturers

Prose is a company founded by Arnaud Plas, Nicolas Mussat and Paul Michaux.

Hims is an online shop for men's wellness and personal care, providing medical grade solutions for men's hair loss, ED, skin care, etc.

Trendabl is a company founded by Jon Alagem.

Neighborhood Goods is a retail company founded by Matt Alexander.

The Farmer's Dog is an e-commerce company founded by Jonathan Yoni Regev.

A company that produces luggage.

Soma is a San Francisco-based company.

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Andrew Adams

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Brian O'Malley

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Elyse Colen

Employee



Eurie Kim

Partner



Jason Bornstein

Principal



Jennifer Mariska

Head of Operations and Finance



Kirsten Green

Founder/Managing Partner



Michael Kim

Investor



Nicole Johnson

Principal



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