Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital

A venture capital firm in New York that focuses on internet and software investments.

Thrive Capital is a venture capital firm in New York that focuses on internet and software investments. Founded 2009 in New York, United States by Joshua Kushner, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, seed, series B, series C, and series A rounds. Its portfolio companies include Addepar, YOLO, Justworks, Flatiron School, and dot.LA. As of April 2020, Thrive Capital has made 204 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 28, 2020, when YOLO raised $8M. Thrive Capital has had 38 exits, the most notable of which include GitHub, Twitch, and Instagram. The company has raised six funds, their latest being Thrive Capital Partners VI. This fund was announced on October 23, 2018 and raised a total of $1B.

Timeline

2009

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Robinhood (company)

Robinhood is a Palo Alto, California-based financial technology company founded in 2013. They offer free stock and equity trading and commission-free crypto-trading.

Instagram is a Menlo Park based photo-sharing social media platform.

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations, products for investors and public companies.

Nubank is a financial technology company based in Brazil issuing, administrating, processing and transfering payments related to post-paid credit cards and equity investments.

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

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

An insurance technology company utilizing technology, design and data to humanize health care. and offer health insurance.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

An insurance technology company using artificial intelligence and behavioural economics to offer home and renters insurance.

Company providing consultation for security standards and regulatory compliance for technology startups

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.

LeafLink is a New York City and Los Angeles-based company that provides a marketplace for wholesale cannabis.

Monzo is a software development company developing mobile banking applications.

Benchling is a company based in San Francisco focusing on life science collaboration, both private and public, through creating cloud based software tools for digital DNA sequence editing, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and sharing research.

Compass is a real estate technology company providing real estate listing application for buying, selling and renting properties.

42floors is a company providing a platform for searching office space. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

A company providing team activity subscription for companies

A software company helping teams collaboratively build presentations and create content.

A technology company offering a platform for payroll, benefits, human resources, and compliance.

Twitch provides a live streaming video platform and community for gamers. Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Thrive Capital Partners IV, L.P.
250,000,000
250,000,000
October 6, 2014
700,000,000
700,000,000
July 18, 2016
600,000,000
600,000,000
October 25, 2018
400,000,000
400,000,000
October 25, 2018
150,000,000
147,000,000
September 6, 2012
40,000,000
40,000,000
August 22, 2011
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jared Weinstein

General Partner

Joshua Kushner

Founder and Managing Partner

Nabil Mallick

Partner

Ryan Shmeizer

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Capsule

dot.LA

Justworks

Loft

Pitch

Pitzi

Rightway Healthcare

YOLO

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
AlleyWatch
August 15, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
July 18, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
AlleyWatch
June 27, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
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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