Slow Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, science, society, and culture that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2011 by Dave Morin, Kevin Colleran, and Sam Lessin. Notable investments made by Slow Ventures include: Airtable, Gusto, Nest, AngelList, Robinhood, Allbirds, Evernote, and Codecademy.
On November 13, 2016 Slow Ventures completed raising capital for their third investment fund with $145 million in funding. The company plans on using the funding to make investments in early stage startup companies, and use over half the funding to make follow-on investments to support companies Slow Ventures has previously invested in.
Fourth seed fund
On April 11, 2019 Slow ventures completed raising capital for their fourth seed fund which will focus on making seed investments in technology startups.
First follow-on opportunity fund
On April 11, 2019 Slow ventures completed raising capital for their first follow-on fund. The company raised $55 million for their follow-on opportunity fund, and the partners of Slow Ventures released the following statement about the fund:
With our first Opportunity Fund, we’re excited to be able to invest additional capital in existing Slow portfolio companies as they scale, while also now being able to invest for the first time in more mature growth-stage companies that we missed earlier on.
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