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K9 Ventures

K9 Ventures

K9 Ventures is a technology-focused Pre-Seed fund in Palo Alto, California that was founded in 2009.

K9 Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital investments. They provide funding and support for concept-stage and seed-stage technology companies. They do not invest in companies built on media, content, advertising, or three-way business models nor does it invest through convertible notes. It typically invests in technology. 



Investments

Initial investments range between $250K and $750K, typically around $400K. K9 Ventures only invests in 4-6 companies per year to provide sufficient attention to each portfolio company. K9 Ventures raised a total of $88.3M across 3 funds, their latest being K9 Ventures III, L.P.. This fund was announced on Aug 14, 2017 and raised a total of $42M.

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People

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Braughm Ricke

Chief Financial Officer



DR. MANU KUMAR

Founder & Chief Firestarter



Manu Kumar

Employee



Samantha Coff

Executive Assistant/ Bookkeeper



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Companies

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Auth0

Matias Woloski, Eugenio Pace, Jon Gelsey, Founders

SEATTLE

Enables Single Sign On and user management for all your applications.

BackType

Christopher Golda, Michael Montano, Founders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Marketing intelligence platform

Baydin

Alex Moore, Mike Chin, Aye Moah, Founders

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Builds tools that help manage email overload through an emotional approach

Bugsee

Alex Fishman, Dmitry Fink, Founders

SAN JOSE, CA

Debug your mobile and web apps.

Caarbon

Niko Cunningham, Founder

SAN FRANCISCO

Valet parking on demand

card.io

Mike Mettler, Josh Bleecher Snyder, Fouders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Inputting credit card information as easy as holding your card in front of your smartphone's camera.

CardMunch

Bowei Gai, Sid Viswanathan, Sudeep Yegnashankaran, Manu Kumar, Founders

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Mobile business card transcription service

Coin

Kanishk Parashar, Karthik Balakrishnan, Founders

PALO ALTO, CA

Holds all the cards you carry in just one card

Lukas Biewald, Chris van Pelt, Founders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Microtask crowdsourcing platform

Dishero

Alex Fishman, Dmitry Fink, Ilya Ginzburg, Founders

SAN JOSE

Visual menu platform

DNAnexus

Andreas Sundquist, Founder

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Cloud-based data analysis and management platform

enuma

Sooinn Lee, Gunho Lee, Founders

BERKELEY, CA

Play-based learning applications

eShares

Henry Ward, Manu Kumar, Founders

PALO ALTO, CA

Transfer agent for privately held companies

Everlaw

AJ Shankar, Founder

BERKELEY, CA

Integrated platform for litigation

Gradescope

Arjun Singh, Sergey Karayev, Founders

BERKELEY

Grade paper-based homeworks and exams online, for free.

Rob Neivert, Michael JT O'Kelly, Founders

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Mobile and desktop video-editing platform

IndexTank

Diego Basch, Founder

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Hosted search API

KidAdmit

Parth Shah, Tejal Shah, Founders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Takes the headache out of preschool admissions.

Ben Dilts, Karl Sun, Founders

PROVO, UT

Free flow chart creator

Lyft

Logan Green, John Zimmer, Founders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Ridesharing app

Lytro

Ren Ng, Founder

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Computational photography platform

Nils Bunger, Sanjeev Radhakrishnan, Amit Joshi, Founders

SANTA CLARA, CA

Connect document and web apps to devices on-the-go without changing anything.

Nimble VR

Robert Wang, Chris Twigg, Kenrick Kin, Founders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Bring gestures to everyday computer interfaces

Occipital

Jeff Powers, Vikas Reddy, Founders

BOULDER, CO / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Capture and share everything in sight with @360Panorama

Osmo

Pramod Sharma, Jerome Scholler, Founders

PALO ALTO, CA

Promotes social intelligence and creative thinking in kids.

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