Matrix Partners is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 1977. The firm invests in the software, enterprise software, mobile, financial tech, SaaS and e-commerce sectors located in the United States.
Invest in the change you want to see in the world.
Most Interested In
A new generation of open and distributed technology businesses are realigning the value chain in oligopolistic markets in industrial economies, and creating entirely new markets with incentives and cooperation in emerging ecosystems rife with negative externalities.
If changing the world is not enough and your technology and team are laser-focused on changing the world for the better, let's connect.
Not Interested In
Closed-platform reliant apps or SaaS. Anyone NOT building open value.
Anamitra Banerji is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Afore Capital. Banerji served as Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as a Board Member of Localytics. He came to Foundation with eight years of product management leadership experience in the consumer internet space at Twitter, Yahoo! and Overture. Before working in product roles, Anamitra was a software engineer in the enterprise data space for four years. He also co-founded an internet-healthcare company PlanetHealthOnline. Anamitra joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager. While there, he built out Twitter's advertising team, incubating from scratch all three products promoted tweets, promoted trends and promoted accounts, he led the team in getting those products up and running. As Partner at Foundation Capital, Banerji focuses on identifying and investing in promising startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology industries. He uses his vast personal experience working alongside entrepreneurs to identify those who stand out in their respective industries. During his time as an Entrepreneur In Residence, he served as a consultant in the investment process and also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction. Anamitra earned an MBA from Cornell University and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
Semil Shah serves as a Venture Partner at GGV Capital. He also serves as an Investor of BirdEye. He is the Founder and serves as a General Partner of Haystack, which invested in more than 70 companies, including Instacart, Hired, and DoorDash. He serves as the Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He serves on the advisory boards of The Alpha Network and StrictlyVC. He is also a former consultant for several venture capital firms, including General Catalyst, Trinity Ventures, and GGV Capital, among others. His notable AI investments include AirMap, an airspace services provider that focuses on providing accurate airspace information for building unmanned aircraft, drones, and applications; Iris Automation, which helps industrial drones avoid collision; and SkySafe, which provides drone defense and airspace control solutions. Semil holds a bachelor's degree from University of Michigan and a Master's degree from Harvard University.
I'm a VC & angel investor with 120+ deals done.
My fund, Asymmetry Ventures, focuses on seed-stage deals.
I also founded and currently manage an AngelList syndicate of 1600 accredited investors. Our syndicate deploys checks of $100K - $300K into exceptional early-stage ventures.
I love deep tech (e.g. life sci/biotech; med devices & healthcare; AI; hardware & IoT).
And in general, I love startups with strong early traction (ideally revenues - but user and usage traction are great too).
Not Interested In
As a rule, I don't invest in pre-seed companies.
But I'd be thrilled to meet talented founders at the pre-seed stage, and get to know them as they take early steps in building their ventures!
Obsessively hunting down, and investing in, the world's fastest-growing startups. Moonlighting as strategist @capgemini. Served time @harvard-4, @berkeley.
Marc Rougier is a Co-Founder and serves as President at Scoop.it. Rougier also serves as Partner at Elaia Partners. His first entrepreneurial experience dates back to 1990 when he left his PhD program in Artificial Intelligence at McGill University to launch his first start-up (Logic Controller Management). He then joined Thales as an international business developer in Australia, Asia, Africa and America. In 2000, he launched his second start-up, Meiosys (Application Virtualisation), that moved to Palo Alto and was then acquired by IBM in 2005. After two years in corporate development at IBM, he launched Goojet, a mobile social media. He serves as board member at OpenIO, Containous, Stanley Robotics, ForePaaS and Uwinloc.
Executive Chairman of 365 Aviation & Owner of Lime Samui Villas
Businessman, Entrepreneur & Active Company Investor
Linked In Description:
A former Equity Derivatives Trader now involved in a variety of businesses either as an Owner or Active Investor spanning Private Jet Charter, Asian Hospitality, Green Energy and a Volatility Hedge Fund.
Currently focused on introducing Lime Samui Villas to the Thai market as a private luxury retreat and base to explore Samui's unspoilt west coast. www.LimeSamui.com
Investing in Other • Hospitality (& Events) ... London , Zurich Switz..., U.S.A.
London - Zurich Switzerland - Paris France - Barcelona Spain - Berlin Germany - Hong Kong - Mumbai India - Singapore - Amsterdam Netherlands - Dubai United Arab Emirates - Stockholm Sweden - Oslo Norway - Yerevan Armenia - Moscow Russia, U.S.A.
Nick has devoted his career to building restaurants and helping them grow beyond their four walls. His clients include small independent restaurants, regional groups, national chains, third-party delivery platforms and virtual restaurant operators. He spent the last two years developing and operating ghost kitchens for DoorDash before recently starting Bolt Kitchens, a full-service construction company specializing in ghost kitchens and digital restaurants. Nick is a San Francisco native and holds a BA from UCLA.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Biotech , Medical dev..., Sweden
• Nomad Digital:
$2200000 (Venture Round)
• Nomad Digital:
$3800000 (Venture Round)
• Nomad Digital:
$3400000 (Venture Round)
• Nomad Digital:
$3900000 (Venture Round)
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
$12000000 (Later stage VC)
$10000000 (Early stage VC)
$6000000 (Early stage VC)
$4320000 (Early stage VC)
$3500000 (Later stage VC)
$3000000 (Early stage VC)
$2580000 (Seed Round)
$2230000 (Seed Round)
• Fast Travel Games:
$2100000 (Early stage VC)
Biotech - Medical devices - Pharmaceuticals - Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Cannabis • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobile • Mobility • Pharmaceutical (& Medicine) • Restaurants • Woman Focused
I presently work with investments and strategy development in innovative companies, leading a team of experienced and passionate investment professionals at Industrifonden. Our main focus is companies with a disruptive technology, exciting science or novel business model as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit.My main industrial experience before VC is from R&D, marketing and strategy work in software and telecommunications.Specialties: Venture Capital investing, board and strategy work, general management, financing, mergers and acquisitions
Investing in Other • Cannabis • Mobile ... San Francisco Bay Are..., U.S.A.
$26000000 (Funding Round)
$20000000 (Series B)
$7000000 (Seed Round)
• Trizic, Inc.:
$10000000 (Series A)
$5000000 (Seed Round)
$10000000 (Series B)
$5000000 (Series A)
• Kenna Security:
$48000000 (Later stage VC)
$18000000 (Later stage VC)
San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - Lehi, Utah, U.S.A.
Other • Cannabis • Mobile • Consumer
Ken has invested in security and software startups since 1999 with Battery Ventures, Lightspeed and Intel Capital. He co-founded Sorenson Ventures in 2017 which focuses on early stage security and enterprise software startups. Ken was recognized by Marketwatch in 2017 as one of the most connected names in tech. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-are-the-most-well-connected-people-in-the-tech-industry-2017-06-01 At Intel Capital, Ken's investments include:* Forescout (Network access control) - IPO: FSCT* Gigya (Customer identity mgmt) - Acq by SAP in 2017* Prolexic (DDoS) - Acq by Akamai in 2014* AtHoc (Emergency Comm) - Acq by Blackberry in 2015* Carbon Black (Endpoint security) IPO: CBLK* DocuSign (Digital transaction mgmt) IPO: DOCU* Alienvault (Unified security mgmt) - Acq by AT&T in 2018* TrapX (Deception technology)* Venafi (Key and certificate mgmt)* Vectra Networks (Network security)* BrightEdge (SaaS content mktg)* Arrayent (IoT platform) - Acq by Prodea in 2017* Solera Networks (Network security) - Acq by Blue Coat in 2013* PerspecSys (Cloud security) - Acq by Blue Coat in 2015* Prelert (Anomaly detection) - Acq by Elastic in 2016Prior to Intel, Ken worked at Lightspeed Venture Partners from 2001 to 2005 and was a founding partner of Opus Capital in 2006 where Ken invested in:* Transpond (App infrastructure) - acq by Webtrends in 2010* Spock Networks (People search) - acq by Intelius in 2009* Alert Enterprise (Compliance)* TrustedID (Identity theft ) - acq by Equifax in 2013* Jivox (Video advertising)* SuperSecret (Online game) - acq in 2011* Virsa Systems (compliance) - acq by SAP in 2006* Riverbed Technology (WAN optimization) - IPO in 2007* Wirefree Partners (Communications) - acq by Sprint in 2010* Equatrax (Royalty software) - acq by Universal in 2008
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Beverly Hills Califor..., U.S.A. - U.K. - India
Beverly Hills California - London - New York City (NY) - Chicago Illinois - Bethesda Maryland - Indianapolis Indiana - Annapolis Maryland - Bellevue Washington - Houston Texas - Washington D.C - Indiana - Virginia - Texas - Illinois, U.S.A. - U.K. - India
Perseus is a merchant bank and private equity fund management company headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an office in New York and an associated advisory firm in Munich. Perseus has invested in numerous growth equity, turnaround, and buyout transactions in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Perseus manages seven private equity funds and makes control equity investments in middle market companies that offer opportunities for value creation and enhancement. Since its inception in 1995, Perseus has made investments in more than 60 portfolio companies in a wide variety of industries in which Perseus and its principals have expertise, including energy, environmental, and engineering technologies; healthcare; and branded consumer products. Perseus has raised more than $1.6 billion in capital commitments. Perseus Partners VII, L.P., which was established in 2006, is a $602 million fund focused on control investments in middle market growth equity transactions principally in the energy, environmental, and engineering technology, healthcare, and branded consumer products sectors. This fund has been fully committed or reserved. Perseus also co-manages a $449 million fund that invests exclusively in life sciences companies. Growth equity and turnaround investing have been core investment focuses of Perseus since inception, supplemented by occasional opportunistic leveraged buyouts when supported by appropriate market conditions.