Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – BlueRun Ventures – Menlo Park, CA – 21/50
Other Areas of Focus: Mobile Software & Services, Big Data, Commerce, Internet, Hardware
Total Capital: $775 million
Notable Investments: PayPal, Kabbage
We help entrepreneurs build businesses that will transform industries. The journey from idea to startup to success is long and the relationships built along that journey define us as investors, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.
We focus on early stage opportunities across mobile software and services and financial technology. Our team leverages our individual and collective experience across mobile networks, development, design and partnership to help early stage companies build transformational businesses.
BlueRun Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm with offices in the United States, Shanghai, Beijing, and Korea. BlueRun invests in information technology, mobile and consumer technologies, with an emphasis on early stage mobile opportunities.
BRV has invested in over 160 companies, with select exits from PayPal (acquired by eBay), Waze (acquired by Google), Topsy (acquired by Apple), Coupa (NASDAQ: COUP) and more.
In 2005, BlueRun changed its name from Nokia Venture Partners. While branded as Nokia Venture Partners, the firm helped to build emerging market leaders such as Airgo, Bitfone, Cornice, PayPal, Wavemarket and WiderThan.