Kindred Ventures

Kindred Ventures

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on investing in the software, health, telecom, retail, blockchain, and consumer sectors.

Kindred Ventures is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on investing in the software, health, telecom, retail, blockchain, and consumer sectors. Founded 2014 in San Francisco, California, United States by Steve Jang, it invests in seed, series A, series B, secondary markets, and other ventures. Its portfolio companies include Heartbeat Health, CloudTrucks, OpenPhone, Otis, and Bitski. As of April 2020, Kindred Ventures has made 30 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 12, 2020, when Heartbeat Health raised $8.2M. Kindred Ventures has had two exits, the most notable of which include Blue Bottle Coffee and RangeMe. Kindred Ventures has raised a single venture fund, Kindred Ventures I.

Timeline

2014
Founded

Funded Companies

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Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

Catch is a company providing a benefits management platform for handling taxes, retirement, time off, health insurance, and student loan refinancing.

OpenPhone is a company designing and developing an application that provides phone numbers for businesses and professionals.

Bravado is a San Francisco-based company.

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People

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Kanyi Maqubela

Managing Partner

Steve Jang

Founder & Managing Partner

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Companies

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Bravado

CloudTrucks

Heartbeat Health

Linear Labs

OpenPhone

Otis

Red Planet Labs

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News

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Connie Loizos
February 2, 2021
TechCrunch
Two years after launching its $56 million debut fund, Kindred Ventures, a San Francisco-based pre-seed and seed-stage venture fund founded by Steve Jang and Kanyi Maqubela, has closed its second fund with $100 million in capital commitments. Jang is himself a founder who later jumped into investing. In more recent years, he cofounded Bitski, a [...]
Josh Constine
November 18, 2019
TechCrunch
Venture capitalists often mutter, "I haven't seen anything I like lately." Founders frequently complain that "investors are back-seat drivers who won't get their hands dirty." A $55 million fund with a fresh approach is aiming to address both those issues. Steve Jang and Kanyi Maqubela are two exceedingly smart and sweet guys who couldn't help [...]

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