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O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV)

O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV)

U.S-based venture capital firm funding seed and early-stage startups.

O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, also known as OATV, is a venture capital firm founded in 2005. The firm was established by Bryce Roberts, Mark Jacobsen, and Tim O'Reilly. It is a subsidiary of Tim O’Reilly’s company, O’Reilly Media, a company that publishes computer and technology books and websites. OATV is based in San Francisco, California. As of March 2019, the firm is managing 55 active companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 28 companies. Its most recent investment occurred in February 2019 for Signal Sciences, a company providing web protection platform services.

Funding

OATV focuses on funding companies at the seed and early stage of financing. The firm provides funding for companies operating in a variety of industries, such as consumer and enterprise software, renewable power, and location-aware services. As of March 2019, the firm has raised a total fund of $135.5 million across three funding rounds. Its most recent funding round was held in November 2012, raising $84.5 million.

Timeline

Associated investment funds

4 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
85,000,000
November 16, 2012
59,350,000
December 16, 2010
30,000,000
November 3, 2015

Funded Companies

27 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

An insurance technology company offering a telehealth platform for connecting doctors to employees through their company's health plan.

Planet Labs is a satellite imaging company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, which offers monitoring with daily updates. It was founded in 2010.

Foursquare is a New York City-based company founded by Dennis Crowley.

Chartbeat is a New York City-based company.

Acquia is a Boston-based company founded by Dries Buytaert.

A gps fitness-tracking app for ios and android

Fetch Robotics is a company founded by Steve Hogan.

TripIt is a social media company founded by Gregg Brockway, Scott Hintz and Andy Denmark.

FlowPlay is a gambling company founded by Derrick Morton.

Strobe is a company founded by Charles Jolley.

Codecademy is a company providing a platform based on web and mobile that teaches digital skills to users. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator.

Scroll is a company founded by Tony Haile.

Maker Media is a do it yourself company.

SeeClickFix is a New Haven, Connecticut-based social enterprise company founded by Ben Berkowitz.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Bryce Roberts

Founder/Managing Director



Mark Jacobsen

Founder/Managing Director



Roger Chen

Principal



Tim O'Reilly

Chief Executive Officer



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