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Formation 8

Formation 8

A California-based technology investment firm that focuses on seed, early, and later stage smart enterprise and energy technology venture investments

Formation 8 is a California-based technology investment firm that focuses on seed, early, and later stage smart enterprise and energy technology venture investments. Founded 2011 in San Francisco, California, United States by Bon Woong Koo, Brian Koo, Jim Kim, and Joseph Lonsdale, this venture capital firm invests in seed, early stage and late stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include Cape Analytics, Color, Lunit, Augury, and Wellframe. As of February 2020, Formation 8 has made 146 investments. Their most recent investment was on Oct 28, 2019, when Aviatrix Systems raised $40M. Formation 8 has had 21 exits, the most notable of which include Guardant Health, Radius Intelligence, and Plated. The company has raised 3 funds, their latest being Eclipse Ventures Fund I LP. This fund was announced on Oct 7, 2015 and raised a total of $125M. 







Timeline

2011

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Funded Companies

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Description
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Industry
Location

Bolt Threads is a biotechnology company that makes high performance fabrics and materials using biology.

A consumer company providing customers with the latest in Asian beauty products, culture and trends.

An American virtual reality technology company.

Backplane empowers organizers to create authentic communities around interest, affinities, and movements by helping people contribute and share in meaningful ways.

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

Illumio is a cloud security company utilizing adaptive segmentation to prevent cyber threats of unauthorized communications.

Yello Mobile is a mobile media company providing a mobile business platform for shopping, media content, marketing, advertising, travel, and online to offline businesses.

RelateIQ is an enterprise software company.

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People

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Role
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Alex Kolicich

Employee



Amit Mehta, M.D, FRCP

Advisor



Brett Cummings

Employee



Brian Koo

Employee



Chris Kelley

Employee



Clinton Paulus

Employee



Dan Woods

Employee



Deny Khoung

Employee



Devon Zuegel

Employee



Drew Oetting

Employee



Han Shen

Employee



Jim Kim

Employee



Kyle Widrick

Investor



Lae Jang

Employee



Lindsay Holden

Employee



Michael Ovitz

Advisor



Roger Dickey

Advisor



Sarah Moret

Employee



Tanguy Chau

Employee



William Matthews

Employee



Zachary Bookman

Employee



Zack Elliott

Employee



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Augury







Cape Analytics







Color







Lunit







Wellframe







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