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.
A software company making a workplace email communication platform for remote and office work.
Bloom API is a healthcare company focused on communication practices.
Blanket is a Miami-based sales automation company with a distributed team.
Accion Systems is a company that provides in-space propulsion systems for satellites
HyperScience is a AI enabled company for office work company founded in 2014 by Peter Brodsky, Krasimir Marinov and Vladimir Tzankov.
Porter Road is an online butcher service headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee selling pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, delivered. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs.
An online platform offering users shipping rates and scheduling solutions.
ZenBusiness is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2015.
Brandless is a San Francisco-based company founded by Tina Sharkey.
Cadre is a New York City-based company which lets people invest in commercial and residential real estate.
NYC-based coliving company founded by Brad Hargreaves
Yup Technologies is a San Francisco-based online tutoring company.
OpenPhone is a company designing and developing an application that provides phone numbers for businesses and professionals.
The Relish Media Group is a San Francisco-based company founded by Ashley Wellington-Fahey.
Associated investment funds
Slow Ventures launches a new $145M fund and adds Scott Marlette as a partner
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