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Slow Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, science, society, and culture.

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.

Investment funds

Third fund

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. 



Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A company developing a cloud-based collaboration platform for professional teams to build software specific to their line of work or particular project. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

Human Interest (formerly Captain 401) is a company that participated in the S15 cohort of Y Combinator. It offers 401(k) retirement plans for small businesses and startups. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

The Relish Media Group is a San Francisco-based company founded by Ashley Wellington-Fahey.

Company producing health focused meal replacements

Fetcher is a New York-based company founded by Andres Blank, Chris Calmeyn and Genevieve Wolff Lydstone.

A technology startup company developing software for collecting and managing data of healthcare providers

Alpine Start is a brand of instant coffee packets for busy travelers, moms, climbers, and students.

Roman is a healthcare technology company offering a platform for doctors, pharmacists, engineers, and patients to work together to personalize medical treatments for men.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
65,000,000
65,000,000
April 29, 2015
145,000,000
145,000,000
November 21, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brit Morin

Advisor



Dave Morin

Partner



Kevin Colleran

Partner



Sam Lessin

Founder



Scott Marlette

Founder



Will Quist

Founder



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Slow Ventures launches a new $145M fund and adds Scott Marlette as a partner

Mathew Lynley

Web



The Next Evolution of Slow Ventures - Slow Ventures - Medium

Slow Ventures

Web



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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Steven Bertoni, Forbes Staff
November 15, 2018
Forbes
By focusing on design and user experience, Airtable's hot, cloud-based software has taken hold in 80,000 organizations from Netflix to small profits. Can it be the next Microsoft?

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