SK Ventures

SK Ventures

SK Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2011 by Eric Norlin and based in Siesta Key, Florida.

SK Ventures is a venture capital investment firm based in Siesta Key, Florida. The firm prefers to invest in the finance, enterprise software, mobile and information technology sectors.

Eric Norlin began organizing technology conferences in 1999. In 2002, he became an owner and organizer of Digital ID World, which was acquired by IDG via a joint venture in 2005. He went on to found conferences like SaaScon (Software as a Services conference) in conjunction with IDG World Expo, as well as work on conferences like LinuxWord. Since 2007, Eric has started and runs three successful technology conferences with his wife, Kim: Defrag and Glue.

In May, 2011, Eric Norlin founded SK Ventures, a seed fund focused on early-stage investing around the themes he explores at Defrag and Glue.

Investment

SK Ventures' investments include Fantasy Life, Educative, Groundhog, SkyWatch, Klue, Metamoto, Swish Analytics, Nima, Understory, MindTouch, Socar and Spansive.

Their exited investments include Cloudability, Keen, Lenda, Kinvey, Shippable, AlphaDraft, Circa, ONtheGO Platforms, Revolv and numberFire.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace is a company founded in 2014 by Max Polyakov, Michael Blum and Thomas Markusic .

Liftopia is a San Francisco-based company founded by Ron Schneidermann.

OpenROV is a company that produces underwater exploration devices. It is located in Berkeley, California and was founded in 2011.

Klue is an artificial Intelligence company founded by Jason Smith and Sarathy Naicker.

A company providing the digital infrastructure for distributing earth observation data and derived intelligence.

Wantering is a company founded by Matt Friesen, Nicholas Molnar and Nick Cairns.

Real estate technology company aiming to streamline the home mortgage process. Lenda was acquired by Reali in April 2019.

Amperon is a Manhattan-based company founded by Abe Stanway.

Understory is a Madison, Wisconsin-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
SK Ventures I, L.P.
2,000,000
760,000
May 17, 2011
10,000,000
September 1, 2015
10,000,000
October 23, 2012
10,000,000
January 22, 2018
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People

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Role
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Ed Costello

Investor

Eric Norlin

Founder

Greg Bettinelli

Investor

Louis Chappuie

Investor

Paul Kedrosky

Founder

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