Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Foundation Capital – Menlo Park, CA – 45/50
Seed Stage, Early Stage, Late Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Consumer, MarTech, Enterprise, Energy, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $607 million
Notable Investments: IndiaHomes, LendingClub, Evestnet, Auxmoney, BTCJam, Motif Investing
Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley. The firm was founded in 1995, and in 2012 managed more than $2.4 billion in investment capital.
The firm raised its seventh and at the time largest fund of $750 million in April 2008. It was one of Netflix’s original investors.
Foundation Capital has invested in approximately 200+ ventures over the course of the last 19 years, 23 of which have had initial public offerings. It currently maintains investments in around 80 companies. Most investments fall under the areas of consumer tech, fin-tech, mar-tech, energy, enterprise tech, and applications. Its partners have been members of the founding executive teams of Silicon Valley startups of the past two decades, with each having an average of 15 years of operating experience. The firm differentiates itself from other venture capital firms in that it takes a hands-on approach with its portfolio companies, offering operational and management assistance and counsel as well as investment capital.
Investor Type Venture Capital
Investment Stage Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed
Number of Exits 116
Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur’s idea, with the right support, can become a business that changes the world. The company is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of VCs has helped companies like Lending Club change the way money is lent and borrowed, Sunrun reinvent the residential clean energy market, and Netflix revolutionize media distribution and consumption, among many others.
Foundation Capital is currently invested in more than 60 high-growth ventures in the areas of consumer, information technology, software, digital energy, financial technology and marketing technology. These investments includ e AdRoll, Beepi, Bolt Threads, DogVacay, Kik, ForgeRock, Lending Home, Localytics and Visier. The firm’s twenty-six IPOs includ e Lending Club, OnDeck, Chegg, Sunrun, MobileIron, Control4, TubeMogul, Envestnet, Financial Engines, Netflix, NetZero, Responsys and Silver Spring Networks.