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ff Venture Capital

ff Venture Capital

A venture capital and private equity company investing in seed and early stage technology companies.

ff Venuture Capital is a venture capital and private equity company investing in seed and early stage technology companies that is headquartered in New York City, New York and was founded in 2008 by John Frankel, Alex Katz, and Adam Plotkin. Notable exits made by ff Venture Capital include: Authorea, 500px, Bowtie, Clarity Money, Distill Networks, Hello Vera, howaboutwe.com, infochimps, Lithium, Theater Mania, Thinknear by Telenav, and Transactis.

ff Venture Capital leads seed and series A rounds on a wide variety of tech sectors, often initially investing in the $500,000 to $750,000 range. Since their founding in 2008, the fund has invested in more than 90 companies, helping bring their market values to a total surpassing $4 billion.

Ai NexusLab

In July 2016 ff Venture Capital and New York University Tandon School of Engineering launched an artificial intelligence business accelerator program. The program gives startups guidance and tools for growing their businesses over a 4-month accelerator program.

Established in 2008, ff VC (founder friendly VC) is a venture capital firm founded by John Frankel. The firm primarily operates from New York City, New York, although it also has an office in Hoboken, New Jersey. As of February 2019, the firm is holding 84 companies in its portfolio and has sold its shares in 43 companies. Most recently, the firm has funded Dashbot in January 2019, a bot analytics platform providing insights on user behavior, sentiment, and conversational analytics.

Funding

ff VC has funded startups in Europe, America, and Asia. The firm provides funding for startups in the early stage of development or during the first round of raising capital. It prefers to invest in startups in the field of crowdfunding, artificial intelligence, drones, cybersecurity, machine learning, and enterprise cloud software. With its most recent funding round in June 2016, the firm has managed a fund portfolio totaling $289.1 million. The firm managed to raise $150 million in its June 2016 funding round, and it hopes to repeat the same success with its next funding round which was launched in November 2016.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
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Website
Location
Wonder (company)

Wonder is a research service company offering research work for consultants, agencies, and financial institutions.

Baby monitors to track a baby's heart rate and oxygen levels, and stream video and audio to phones

Indiegogo is a web-based crowdfunding platform founded by Danae Ringelmann, Salva Rubin, Eric Schell in 2008, that is headquartered San Francisco, California.

scite is a Brooklyn-based company founded by Joshua Nicholson.

An insurance technology company offering a platform for on-demand insurance.

A software company offering a platform for automating and scaling machine learning training data.

Plated is a New York City-based company founded by Josh Hix.

Plus One Robotics focuses on the development of robotic systems that are scalable, flexible, and fault-tolerant.

StoryFit is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Monica Landers, Henrik Kjallbring, David O'Brien, David O'Brien and Monica Landers.

Playdek is a Carlsbad, California-based company founded in 2009.

Respeecher is a Kiev-based artificial intelligence company developing deep learning for speech processing for voice cloning for content creators.

DocAuthority's technology identifies sensitive documents automatically allowing organizations to fully protect all of their high risk documents.

Rhino aims to make renting more affordable by replacing security deposits with low cost insurance.

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People

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LinkedIn

Adam Plotkin

Partner

Alex Katz

Partner

Florin Mihoc

Partner

John Frankel

Founder/Partner

Ryan Armburst

Venture Partner

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Companies

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Bloomz

Cambrian Intelligence

Cielo24

Contently

Dashbot

dataPlor

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