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.
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