VC  Charles River Ventures

http://www.crv.com





     Office Locations:

One Broadway, 15th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02451
Phone: 781-768-6000
Fax: 781-768-6100

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Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware

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    Description:

    Founded in 1970, Charles River Ventures (CRV) is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the U.S. The firm focuses on early-stage investments, consistently serving as the first investor in portfolio companies. The partners will consider companies at the earliest stages in areas such as Communications & Technology (Broadband, wireless and enabling chip technologies); Enterprise Software & Services (Opportunities enabled by the Open Source movement); and Media & Entertainment (New products & services enabled by the pervasive digital infrastructure). Historically, more than half of CRV's investments have been to companies with 0-9 employees. The partners don't require a complete management team (in order to consider investing), since CRV often helps in building one. CRV's initial investment can be as small as $25,000, or as large as $5 million, and expects to invest between $3 and $20 million over the lifetime of a project.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Annie Kadavy Partner
    Bruce Sachs Partner
    Danny Crichton Partner
    Devdutt Yellurkar Partner
    George Zachary Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      01/04/2018


      Concord


      CA


      $10,000,000


      Series A


      11/15/2017


      Health IQ


      CA


      $34,600,000


      Series C


      11/09/2017


      Qubole


      CA


      $25,000,000


      


      09/21/2017


      Patreon


      CA


      $60,000,000


      Series C


      06/19/2017


      ClassPass


      NY


      $70,000,000


      Series C


      05/03/2017


      Agolo


      NY


      $3,500,000


      Seed


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      24M Technologies
        web link


      Accompani
        web link


      ActiveNetwork
        web link


      Agolo
        web link


      AltusEd
        web link


      Aveksa
        web link


      BigBand Networks
        web link


      Bippi
        web link


      Blippy
        web link


      BNI Video
        web link


      BroadSoft
        web link


      Capriza
        web link


      CarrierIQ
        web link


      ClassPass
        web link


      CloudGenix
        web link


      CloudShare
        web link


      Concord
        web link


      Context Logic
        web link


      Copivia
        web link


      CoTap
        web link


      Crossbeam Systems
        web link


      Cybereason
        web link


      DailyBreak
        web link


      DataGravity
        web link


      Diamanti
        web link


      DoorDash
        web link


      Double Dutch
        web link


      EnterpriseDB
        web link


      Eons
        web link


      Fauna
        web link


      Fiksu
        web link


      Freenome
        web link


      Game Closure
        web link


      Geni
        web link


      Glyde
        web link


      Gorgias
        web link


      GrabCAD
        web link


      GreatCall
        web link


      GupShup
        web link


      Health IQ
        web link


      Heartland Robotics
        web link


      HubSpot
        web link


      iControl
        web link


      Intellectual Ventures
        web link


      InVisage
        web link


      iSkoot
        web link


      Jibo
        web link


      Jitterbug
        web link


      Laurel & Wolf
        web link


      Light
        web link


      Lola Travel
        web link


      Magnetic
        web link


      Mashape
        web link


      MileIQ
        web link


      Millennial Medal
        web link


      Mochila
        web link


      Nantero
        web link


      Netezza
        web link


      NoRedInk
        web link


      OneLogin
        web link


      Open Air Publishing
        web link


      Openmile
        web link


      Optaros
        web link


      Optiwind
        web link


      Orchestra
        web link


      Parascale
        web link


      Patreon
        web link


      Pebble
        web link


      Play-i
        web link


      PokitDok
        web link


      Public Mobile
        web link


      Qubole
        web link


      Refresh
        web link


      Rethink Robotics
        web link


      Ripple.co
        web link


      Rive Technology
        web link


      RPX
        web link


      Samplify Systems
        web link


      Scan, Inc.
        web link


      Scribd
        web link


      Sensr.net
        web link


      SessionM
        web link


      SignalFx
        web link


      SimpliVity
        web link


      SpiderCloud Wireless
        web link


      Sudden Coffee
        web link


      Symphony
        web link


      TerraPower
        web link


      ToyTalk
        web link


      TrueLens
        web link


      Twitter
        web link


      Udacity
        web link


      Usermind
        web link


      Vanu
        web link


      Verenium
        web link


      ViKi
        web link


      Vlingo
        web link


      Vurb
        web link


      Wonder Workshop
        web link


      Xamarin
        web link


      Yammer
        web link


      Zendesk
        web link


      Zinc
        web link


     

    Recent News:


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