Zelkova Ventures

Zelkova Ventures

A venture capital firm specializing in investments in pre-revenue and early-stage companies. It was founded in 2007 and is located in New York City.

Zelkova Ventures is a New York-based venture capital company that invests in sectors such as software as a service, internet, environmental technology, consumer products, e-commerce, and social media.It has made more than 70 investments and has had 24 exits. The firm uses an evergreen approach to funding so that it can allow for returns for its portfolio companies and backers. When investing in its portfolio companies, Zelkova Ventures uses a "team-based model", which allows for it to be more involved with the company, such as sitting on its board of directors.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Food52

A company offering an online food marketplace with a curated shop, home and kitchen content, and a community for kitchen and home enthusiasts.

Kapost is a Boulder, Colorado-based company founded by Nader Akhnoukh.

Fab is an e-commerce company founded by Jason Goldberg.

Rapportive provides an email add-on displaying social media information about contacts inside the users’ inbox.

ThinkNear is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Eli Portnoy.

Appstores is a company founded by Ryan Merket.

Retel Technologies is a San Francisco-based finance company founded by Adam Rodnitzky.

Kohort is a social media company founded by Steve Blood.

Spring Metrics is a company founded by Doug Kaufman, Shannon Bauman, Patrick Scott and Scott Lacy.

Red Rover is an enterprise software company founded by Kevin Prentiss.

The Shared Web is a finance company.

BrandYourself is a New York City-based social media company.

NutshellMail is a software company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Zelkova Venture Partners I, LP
November 26, 2014
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jay Levy

Founder

Larry Scheinfeld

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

New York's Zelkova Ventures tries an evergreen approach to funding startups

Sienrak

Web

January 27, 2012

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Jay Levy of Zelkova Ventures - TWiST #170 Bonus

July 28, 2011

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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