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

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Foursquare

A technology company that specializes in location intelligence. It was founded in 2009 and has headquarters in New York City.

Enterprise
New York
Planet Labs

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

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Sherpaa

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

Insurance
New York
Origin

Origin is a San Francisco-based additive manufacturing company designed for mass production.

Manufacturing
San Francisco
Fastly

Fastly is a San Francisco-based company.

Information infrastructure
San Francisco
GoodData

GoodData is a San Francisco-based company.

Business intelligence (BI)
San Francisco
Codecademy

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.

Education
New York
OpenX (company)

OpenX is a Pasadena, California-based company.

Enterprise software
Pasadena, California
Chartbeat

Chartbeat is a New York City-based company.

Business intelligence (BI)
New York
Misfit (company)

Smartwatch and wearable fitness technology company

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Runkeeper

A gps fitness-tracking app for ios and android

Fitness
Boston
3D Robotics

American technology company

Manufacturing
Berkeley, California
Acquia

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

Enterprise
Boston
Fetch Robotics

Fetch Robotics is a San Jose, California-based company founded by Steve Hogan.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Jose, California
TripIt

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

Social media
San Francisco
SeeClickFix

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

Social enterprise
New Haven, Connecticut
FlowPlay

FlowPlay is a gambling company founded by Derrick Morton.

Gambling
See.me

See.me is a New York City-based company.

Art
New York City
Fidelis Education

Fidelis Education is a San Francisco-based company founded by Erik Counselman.

Education
San Francisco
Jirafe

Company

E-commerce
New York
PeerJ

Open-access scientific journal

Education
Corte Madera, California
LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a company founded by Alix Guerrier.

Education
Chairish

Company

E-commerce
San Francisco
Devver

Company

Finance
Boulder, Colorado
Strobe (company)

Strobe is a company founded by Charles Jolley.

Software
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
OATV III, L.P.
85,000,000
84,550,000
San Francisco
November 16, 2012
OATV II, L.P.
59,350,000
59,350,000
San Francisco
December 16, 2010
OATV Ltd Partner Fund, L.P.
2,755,001
2,755,001
San Francisco
July 12, 2010
OATV IV, L.P.
30,000,000
San Francisco
November 3, 2015
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Bryce Roberts

Founder/Managing Director

Mark Jacobsen

Founder/Managing Director

Roger Chen

Principal

Tim O'Reilly

Chief Executive Officer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Chopshop

Codecademy

Fidelis

Foursquare

Grouply

Instructables

Origin

References

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