Maven Ventures

Maven Ventures

A microventure capital firm in California that focuses on seed-stage consumer software companies

Maven Ventures is a microventure capital firm in California that focuses on seed-stage consumer software companies. Founded 2013 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Jim Scheinman, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, series C, and series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include May Mobility, Eden, Wild Type, Embark Technology, and Skip Scooters. As of February 2020, Maven Ventures has made 52 investments. Their most recent investment was on October 8, 2019, when Wild Type raised $12.5M. Maven Ventures has had seven exits, the most notable of which include Zoom, Cruise, and Chariot. The company has raised three funds, their latest being Maven Ventures Fund III. This fund was announced on September 25, 2019 and raised a total of $65M.

Timeline

2013

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A computer software company providing remote conferencing services to businesses and organizations. Zoom is a San Jose, California-based company founded in 2011 by Eric S. Yuan.

Neighborly drives investment in world-positive infrastructure projects like broadband, solar microgrids, and libraries.

Wild Type is a San Francisco based company producing meat products like salmon using cellular agriculture lab techniques.

A company developing autonomous vehicles for central business districts, enterprise campuses and residential communities

Nuggs is a chicken nugget simulation made of plant proteins.

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Associated investment funds

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Batalion

Mentor

Akash Garg

Mentor

Alexa Binns

Employee

Amy Jo Kim

Mentor

Benjamin Hoffman

Employee

Darius Contractor

Mentor

Dave Kashen

Mentor

Dennis Phelps

Investor

Eli Beitzuri

Mentor

Elliot Shmukler

Mentor

Francis Kavanaugh

Advisor

Gustaf Alstromer

Mentor

Jeff Chen

Mentor

Jessica Alter

Mentor

Jim McCarthy

Mentor

Jim Scheinman

Founder

Joe Du Bey

Employee

Josh Elman

Mentor

Mark Mullen

Investor

Melissa Wang

Investor

Mike Greenfield

Mentor

Rick Marini

Investor

Robert Ravanshenas

Employee

Ryan Holiday

Mentor

Sara Thomas Deshpande

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Carrot Fertility

Embark Technology

Epic!

genneve

Hello Heart

May Mobility

NUGGS

Skip Scooters

Wild Type

References

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