Haystack Ventures is a microventure capital firm in California that focuses on making seed and early-stage investments. Founded 2013 in San Francisco, California, United States by Semil Shah, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and series C ventures. Its portfolio companies include Esper, Databook, Drink Haus, Parabol, Fiddler Labs, Drink Haus, Silo, BentoBox, ScopeAR, and Determined AI. As of April 2020, Haystack has made 84 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 13, 2020, when Esper raised $7.6M. Haystack has had eight exits, the most notable of which include Managed by Q, AltspaceVR, and Paddle8. The company has raised five funds, their latest being Haystack Ventures V. This fund was announced on July 5, 2019 and raised a total of $50M.