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Obvious Ventures

Obvious Ventures

Obvious Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California, investing in early-stage startups that offer innovations and solutions for a more sustainable world.

Obvious Ventures is a venture capital firm founded by Ev Williams, James Joaquin, Vishal Vasishth in 2014. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and focuses its investments in early stage companies that are are profitable, as well as socially and environmentally impactful. Types of companies Obvious Ventures invests in are: food & agriculture, artificial intelligence & machine learning, biopharma & biotechnology, education, energy, FinTech, and manufacturing. Notable company investments made by Obvious Venture include: Zymergen, Medium, Beyond Meat, and Recursion Pharma.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Andre Heinz

Venture Partner

Andrew Beebe

Managing Director

Anna Khuu

Executive Assistant

Ev Williams

Co-Founder

Gabe Kleinman

Director of Portfolio Services & Mktg

Hoolie Tejwani

Vice President

Jack Rothacher

Director of Finance & Operations

James Joaquin

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Joe Blair

Vice President

Nan Li

Managing Director

Shelby Herman

Office Coordinator

Vishal Vasishth

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

A Venture Capitalist's View on the Promise of Electric Aviation

Stephen Lacey

Web

In good company: How Obvious Ventures is disrupting venture capital

Jennifer Kongs

Web

Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

Connie Loizos

Web

Sighten Closes $3.5M Series A Funding from Obvious Ventures

Business Wire

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Amply

Sustainable Systems

Anbala

Sustainable Systems

Bakpax

People Power

Beyond Meat

Healthy Living

Boon Supply

People Power

Breezeworks

People Power

Care Zone

Healthy Living

Change.org

People Power

Darwin AI

Sustainable Systems

Devoted Health

Healthy Living

Sustainable Systems

Enervee

Sustainable Systems

Fair

People Power

Good Eggs

Healthy Living

Gusto

People Power

Happiest Baby

Healthy Living

Incredible Health

People Power

Joy

People Power

Keyo

People Power

Lilium

Sustainable Systems

Long Game

People Power

LTSE

People Power

Lucid

Healthy Living

Magic Leap

People Power

Maker Media

People Power

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