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

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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

Blend invites companies that service the mortgage industry to sell digital tools--APIs--through its platform.

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

JoyTunes is a Tel Aviv-based company founded by Yuval Kaminka.

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.

Kidaptive is a Redwood City, California-based educational technology products company.

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.

Yup Technologies is a San Francisco-based online tutoring company.

RelateIQ is an enterprise software company.

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Associated investment funds

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Location
Date signed
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Augury

Cape Analytics

Color

Lunit

Wellframe

References

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