K5 Ventures

K5 Ventures

An accelerator firm in California that focuses on providing resources and capital to early stage technology startups mostly based in Southern California, Silicon Valley and China

K5 Ventures is an accelerator firm in California that focuses on providing resources and capital to early stage technology startups mostly based in Southern California, Silicon Valley and China. Founded 2011 in Newport Beach, California, United States by Amir Banifatemi and Ray Chan, it invests in crowdfunding, early stage ventures, private equity, seed, series B, series A, and angel rounds. Its portfolio companies include dot.LA, Submittable, and Kitterly. As of February 2020, K5 Ventures has made 47 investments. Their most recent investment was on January 9, 2020, when dot.LA raised $4M. K5 Ventures has had seven exits, the most notable of which include Compass, Coin, and Connectifier.

Timeline

2011

Founded

Funded Companies

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Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adriana Zuabi

Employee

Amir Banifatemi

Founder

Anne Weisenstein

Employee

Dave Berkus

Advisor

David Cheng

Investor

Elim Kay

Investor

Gene Ku

Mentor

Gunther Sonnenfeld

Employee

Isaac Saldana

Mentor

James Chew

Employee

Jason Thanh La

Partner

Jeff Choi

Employee

Katharina Chiu

Employee

Mohamed Alkady

Advisor

Ray Chan

Founder

Ray Chan

Founder

Rena Zuabi

Employee

Robin Pimentel

Partner

Robin Pimentel

Employee

Shervin Talieh

Mentor

Stephanie Ardrey

Employee

Stephen Block

Partner

Stijn Vanorbeek

Investor

Tom Furukawa

Advisor

Further reading

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Companies

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BIOS

Creator

dot.LA

Inklocker

Kitterly

Microdermics

MyLabBox

Niles AI

Proseeder Technologies, Inc.

TinyKicks

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