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.

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

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

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

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.

A gps fitness-tracking app for ios and android

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

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

SeeClickFix is a New Haven, Connecticut-based company founded in 2008 by Ben Berkowitz.

FlowPlay is a gambling company founded by Derrick Morton.

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

LearnZillion is a company founded by Alix Guerrier.

Strobe is a company founded by Charles Jolley.

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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
November 16, 2012
59,350,000
59,350,000
December 16, 2010
2,755,001
2,755,001
July 12, 2010
30,000,000
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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