MHS Capital

MHS Capital

U.S-based venture capital firm funding early-stage startups based in Europe and America.

MHS Capital is a venture capital firm established in 2006. The firm was founded by Mark Sugarman. It is based in San Francisco, California. As of March 2019, the firm is managing 24 active companies in its portfolio and has sold off its shares in 27 companies. Its most recent investment was in December 2018 for Grove Collaborative, a company providing home and personal care products.

Funding

MHS Capital primarily invests in companies on a number of industry sectors, such as consumer web, e-commerce, education, and healthcare. The firm seeks to fund companies located in North and South America as well as Europe. It specializes in funding startups at the early stage of development. Its latest funding round was held in April 2014, raising a total of $75 million.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location
Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative is an online, subscription-based retailer selling natural home and health products.

E-commerce
Subscription box
San Francisco
Udemy

Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 80,000 courses and 24 million students.

Education
Digital media
Educational technology
Online marketplace
Marketplace
B2C
San Francisco
Indiegogo

Indiegogo is a web-based crowdfunding platform founded by Danae Ringelmann, Salva Rubin, Eric Schell in 2008, that is headquartered San Francisco, California.

Finance
Consumer electronics
Hardware
Internet of things (IoT)
Crowdfunding
Thumbtack

Thumbtack is a company operating an online platform for finding and hiring workers for particular tasks.

Consumer
Location-based service
Productivity
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Service industry
Marketplace
San Francisco
Sprig (company)

Sprig is a San Francisco-based mobile commerce company.

Mobile commerce
San Francisco
Handshake

Handshake is a New York-based company founded in 2010.

Business-to-business
Software as a service (SaaS)
Mobile enterprise
New York
Opower

Opower is an Arlington County, Virginia-based customer engagement and energy efficiency company.

Software
Energy efficiency
Software as a service (SaaS)
Clean technology (Cleantech)
Smart grid
Arlington County, Virginia
Bizible

Bizible is a Seattle-based company founded by Andy Turman, Aaron Bird and Peter Thompson.

Marketing
Business-to-business
Software as a service (SaaS)
Seattle
Moat (company)

Moat is a New York-based company founded by Michael Walrath, Jonah Goodhart and Noah Goodhart.

New York
Outreach (company)

Outreach is a Seattle-based company founded in 2014 by Andrew Kinzer, Wes Hather, Gordon Hempton and Manuel Medina.

Communication
Enterprise
Sales
Software as a service (SaaS)
Local search (Internet)
Seattle
Convertro

Convertro is a Santa Monica, California-based company founded by Jeffrey Zwelling.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Advertising
Direct marketing
Santa Monica, California
VentureBeat

VentureBeat is an online technology news platform that is engaged in technology publication and events business.

San Francisco
Kindly Care

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Seattle
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Mark Sugarman

Founder/Managing Partner

Vijay Naggapan

Principal

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Indiegogo

Julep

OPower

Platfora

Udemy

WeHeartIt

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