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Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital investment firm based in Menlo Park.

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital investment firm that provides capital for multi-stage consumer, enterprise, and life sciences technology companies. The Menlo Park, California-based firm was founded in 1976 by Henry DuBose Montgomery.

Primary areas of investment include Marketplaces (Uber, Rover.com, Breather, RealtyShares, Getaround); Consumer Services (Machine Zone, Tumblr, Betterment, Poshmark, Roku, Siri); Smart Cloud Infrastructure (Dropcam, 3Par, Avi Networks, Avere Systems, eero); SaaS (Carbonite, Signifyd, Clarifai, Overops, Usermind); Fintech (Betterment, Bluevine, RealtyShares); Cybersecurity (Cavium, IronPort, BitSight, vArmour, Dedrone); and Life Sciences Technology (Synthego, Cofactor Genomics, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, 3T Biosciences).

Menlo’s portfolio includes more than 70 public companies and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions, with $5 billion under management. The firm is currently investing in Menlo Ventures XV, dedicated to Seed and Series A investments in companies spanning consumer, enterprise, frontier tech, and healthcare; Menlo Ventures XIV, a $450 million early-stage fund;Menlo inflection fund; and its $250 million Menlo Special Opportunity Fund, which targets early-growth investments.

Menlo invests in different stages of a company’s development. They typically invest up to $20 million in the main funding round, and continue to support subsequent rounds. For later stage opportunities, they have the capacity to invest more than $30 million, focusing on capital-efficient models with the potential to disrupt huge markets.

Timeline

September 2020
Menlo Ventures closes its latest early-stage fund at $500M.
September 2020
Menlo Ventures raises a $54,000,000 series B round from NGP Capital and Next47.
February 20, 2019
Menlo announces $500m Inflection Fund
May 18, 2017
Menlo Ventures announces the closing of Menlo Ventures XIV, a $450 million fund dedicated to investing primarily in early-stage consumer, enterprise and frontier technologies.
April 27, 2016
Menlo Ventures Closes $250 Million Opportunity Fund, focusing Solely on the Early Growth "Inflection Point" .

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Adam Marchick

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Christopher Gottschalk

Employee

Derek Chu

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Jenny Saling

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John Jarve

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Karl Mehta

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Kirsten (Ashton) Mello

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Mark Siegel

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Nick Weaver

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Sara Adler

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Shawn Carolan

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Shervin Pishevar

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Sonja Hoel Perkins

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Sunil Raman

Employee

Venky Ganesan

Employee

Vineet Mehta

Employee

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Kirsten Korosec
July 26, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello frens and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point [...]
FinSMEs
June 8, 2021
FinSMEs
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FinSMEs
June 4, 2021
FinSMEs
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Reza Chowdhury
May 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
FinSMEs
April 16, 2021
FinSMEs
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Melia Russell
April 16, 2021
Business Insider
Tim Tully, chief technology officer at Splunk, is the newest partner at Menlo Ventures. Splunk shares fell on Thursday after news of his resignation.
Photomath
February 18, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Photomath, the #1 math learning app with over 220 million downloads, announced it had secured $23 million in Series B funding led by Menlo...
Berber Jin
February 12, 2021
Business Insider
Matt Murphy convinced Vivun's founders to open a new fundraising round just weeks after closing an $18 million Series A.
AlleyWatch
January 30, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Candy Cheng
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
Poshmark's three early investors talk about how Poshmark's CEO enamored him with his vision that caused them to open their pocketbooks.
Melia Russell
December 27, 2020
Business Insider
Venture capitalists make their predictions for tech in 2021. Spoiler alert: Silicon Valley is back. All-white, male boards are out. And SPACs? TBD.
Naomi Ionita
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
Naomi Ionita says monetization is the most underutilized lever for growth and advises companies on how to grow revenue -- while still building value.
Heather Landi
December 17, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Startup H1 developed a platform that serves as a LinkedIn for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. That technology has been a critical tool during the COVID-19 pandemic to help identify thought-leading doctors in a given disease area. Find out why the company is poised for future growth.
Sophia Kunthara
December 18, 2020
Crunchbase News
The company, known for being a social platform to buy and sell fashion and accessories, confidentially filed to go public in September.
Jonathan Shieber
December 17, 2020
TechCrunch
The idea sounds almost too simple. Create a version of Linkedin that's specifically for the healthcare industry, where professionals can find out not just who has what credentials, but also learn about the research those professionals are conducting and the specialties they have. In the middle of a global pandemic, when industry insiders are all [...]
H1
December 17, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- H1, a global platform for the healthcare ecosystem, announced today that it has closed a $58 million Series B round of funding. The round was...
Walter Thompson
December 9, 2020
TechCrunch
Naturally, the economic model is important. Profitability is important. TAM is important. But right now, the markets are hot. Growth trumps all.
Martin Coulter
December 8, 2020
Business Insider
The firm's CEO said standard recruitment practices were 'failing everyone' during COVID-19.
AlleyWatch
November 23, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
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October 21, 2020
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