SV Angel

SV Angel

SV Angel is an early stage venture capital fund. SV Angel has invested in companies such as Google, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Pinterest, Snap, Airbnb, Slack, Square, Docker, Buzzfeed, Stripe, Twilio, GitHub, Warby Parker, Gusto, Optimizely and Hugging Face.

SV Angel is an early stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco started by Ron Conway. It provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets.

In early 2011 the company launched the Start Fund, a joint venture with DST, to direct investments to companies participating in Y Combinator. In May 2015, managing partner David Lee departed the fund, with Topher and Ron Conway now serving as managing partners.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Facebook

A social media and social networking service company.

Golden is a company started in San Francisco, USA. The company is building an encyclopedia and knowledge tool. The founder and CEO of Golden is Jude Gomila.

BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for a global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

A telemedicine service company that delivers oral contraceptives and various testing kits to its customers. It was founded in 2015 and has headquarters in San Francisco, California.

A microventure capital firm and syndicate in California that focuses on seed and early stage investments.

Kite.Com is a San Francisco-based company that builds AI-powered auto-complete features for developers.

Nextdoor is a company providing a private communications platform for neighborhoods.It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

TransferWise is a company that offers money transfers services founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus.

Stripe is a financial technology company providing software that allows businesses and individuals to make and receive online payments.

Lever is an Applicant Tracking System which recruiters and hiring managers can use to track their candidates. The company participated in the S12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Co-founded by creators of the Uber Michelangelo feature store, Tecton is a San Francisco-based company which enables data scientists to build a library of features and serve them in production.

Vungle (Vungle, Inc.) is startup which powers video advertisements inside of mobile apps and games.

Dfinity is a decentralized computing network currently in development using blockchain technology and algorithmic governance.

Blend invites companies that service the mortgage industry to sell digital tools--APIs--through its platform.

Factual is a Los Angeles-based location data company offering users business growth data.

Snapchat, a product of Snap Inc., is a free image messaging application and augmented reality platform.

Skillshare is a New York-based educational technology company offering an online learning community for creative entrepreneurs.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
SV Angel II, L.P.
20,000,000
13,865,000
April 15, 2010
29,677,842
29,677,842
January 11, 2013
40,000,000
11,675,000
May 4, 2011
20,000,000
13,865,000
April 15, 2010
46,000,000
March 17, 2016
70,000,000
July 11, 2014
40,000,000
August 30, 2012
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Abram Dawson

Employee

Aditya Agarwal

Investor

Adrian Aoun

Investor

Annie Kadavy

Employee

Brian Pokorny

Previous Managing Partner

brian pokorny

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

David Lee

Previous Managing Partner

Jeff Huber

Investor

Justin McCarthy

Investor

Kartik Talwar

Employee

Kazuya Minami

Investor

Kevin Carter

Employee

Kevin Rose

Investor

Lyon Wong

Employee

Max Ventilla

Investor

Michael Lazerow

Investor

Patrick Keane

Investor

Paul La Londe

Employee

Paul Sethi

Investor

Pedro Torres-Mackie

Investor

Peter Tseng

Employee

Robert Pollak

Employee

Ron Conway

Managing Partner

Scott Gallacher

Investor

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
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TechCrunch
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