Haystack Ventures

Haystack Ventures

A microventure capital firm in California that focuses on making seed and early-stage investments.

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.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Figma (company)

A company offering an online platform for collaborative design in team environments.

Scope AR is an augmented reality company. It develops AR solutions for remote tasks, employee training, product and equipment assembly, maintenance and repair, field and customer support.

Fiddler Labs is an artificial intelligence engine which focuses on solutions which are transparent, explainable and understandable for data scientists, product owners and businesses to deploy machine learning models at scale.

Paladin Cyber is a San Francisco-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Haystack Ventures V, L.P.
40,000,000
October 4, 2018
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aashay Sanghvi

Investor

Ian Hathaway

Investor

Semil Shah

Founder and General Partner

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Companies

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Databook

Drink Haus

Esper

Parabol

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