Obvious Ventures is a venture capital firm founded by Ev Williams, James Joaquin, Vishal Vasishth in 2014. The firm focuses its investments in early stage and seed 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 Ventures include: Zymergen, Medium, Beyond Meat, and Recursion Pharma.
The company states that it aims to invest in sustainable environmental systems, empower people through education, and healthy living through healthcare initiatives. It tracks its credo by using the hashtag #worldpositive, which allows for its potential clients to see the types of companies in which Obvious Ventures invests.
As of 2019, the company has had two funds, with a total of more than $300 million and has invested in 67 companies.
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Funding Rounds Participated In
A Venture Capitalist's View on the Promise of Electric Aviation
E897: Obvious Ventures James Joaquin: brings operator expertise to fund #worldpositive startups
January 25, 2019
In good company: How Obvious Ventures is disrupting venture capital
Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two
Sighten Closes $3.5M Series A Funding from Obvious Ventures