Root Ventures

Root Ventures

Root Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early stage startup technology companies that is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2013 by Avidan Ross.

Root Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early stage robotics, hardware, developer tools, and data science companies. The firm was founded by Avidian Ross in 2012, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Root Ventures is run by engineers with experience working in engineering, development, and business. Helping companies they invest in with both engineering and business strategy. Notable investments made by Root Ventures include: Apolloshield, Cloudastructure, Prynt, Mashgin, and Wild Type.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Wild Type (company)

Wild Type is a San Francisco based company producing meat products like salmon using cellular agriculture lab techniques.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Particle (company)

Particle is a San Francisco-based company founded by Zach Supalla.

Consumer electronics
San Francisco
Seismic (company)

A company making clothing with integrated robotics to improve human performance.

Clothing
Menlo Park, California
Versatile Natures

A company offering an artificial intelligence and internet of things (IoT) software platform for supporting construction managers.

Thruwave Inc.

Thruwave Inc. is a Seattle-based computer-assisted legal research company founded in 2017.

Computer-assisted legal research
Seattle
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Avidan Ross

Founder & Managing Partner

Chrissy Meyer

Partner

Kane Hsieh

Partner

Laelah Reino

Operations Manager

Lee Edwards

Venture Partner

Michael Kim

Investor

Nathaniel Pearson

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Root Ventures | Hackaday

Mike Szczys

Web

Root Ventures Raises $30 Million Fund For Investing In Early-Stage Hardware Startups

Aaron Tilley

Web

Root Ventures, a young SF firm focused on 'hard tech,' just closed a much bigger second fund with $76.7 million

Connie Loizos

Web

Xconomy: With $76M Second Fund, Root Ventures Investing in Hardware, Automation

Bernadette Tansey

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

ApolloShield

Cape

Cloudastructure

Daily

Dusty Robotics

Instrumental

Loom Vision

Mashgin

Momentum Machines

Nautilus Labs

Nord Sense

nTopology

Particle

Plethora

Preact

Prynt

RightHook

SeeContract

Seismic

Shaper

Skycatch

Tortuga Agtech

Wallaby Financial

Wild Type

Xstream

References

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