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Jackson Square Ventures

Jackson Square Ventures

Jackson Square Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm investing in SaaS and Marketplace start-ups. It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Jackson Square Ventures (JSV) is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that focuses on series A financing rounds for start-up companies. Industries in which the firm invest include software as a service and marketplace. The firm's team is made up of former start-up founders with experience in the technology industry, thus allowing for them to take an active role in advising companies in which they invest. The company states that it invests based on its own logic and intends to stay with its investments for the long-term.

Funds and Investments

As of 2019, JSV has had three funds: the Sigma West fund in 2011, the Jackson Square Ventures 2 fund in 2015, and the Jackson Square Ventures 3 fund in 2019. The latest fund raised $150 million, bringing the total for all three funds to $274 million.



Companies in which JSV has invested include Upwork, OfferUp, rented, and Waterline Data. JSV has also worked with start-ups that eventually turned into billion dollar companies, such as DocuSign, Equallogic, and Responsys. 





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Funded Companies

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An online pharmacy company that has created technology that can be utilized to expedite the process of getting medication. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2015.

sideqik is an Atlanta-based company founded by Jeremy Haile.

Plume is a new type of whole home mesh Wi-Fi system that intelligently manages the Internet service for all devices and rooms in the home, maximizing the Wi-Fi network coverage and eliminating dead zones.

Online booking for charter buses

Lyte is a San Francisco-based company founded by Ant Taylor, Karina Brioukhova and Alexander Ryzhko.

Waterline Data is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company.

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People

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Andrea Boyer

CFO



Bob Spinner

Founding Partner



Greg Gretsch

Managing Director



Josh Breinlinger

Managing Director



Pete Solvik

Managing Director



Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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The True Meaning of Teamwork

August 3, 2018

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News

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Anirban Sen
January 30, 2020
U.S.
SoftBank's second Vision Fund has led a new round of funding for Silicon Valley-based drug delivery firm Alto Pharmacy that valued it at over $1 billion, according to two people familiar with the development.
Connie Loizos
October 14, 2019
TechCrunch
Jackson Square Ventures (JSV), an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based early-stage venture firm that takes its name from the neighborhood in San Francisco where it's headquartered, has closed its third fund with $193 million in capital commitments -- a sizable step up from its first two funds, which had both rounded up roughly $120 million from the [...]

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