VC  Chess Ventures

     Office Locations:

600 Montgomery Street, 43rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-315-1250
Fax: 415-315-1253



  • Early



  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology



    Chess Ventures is a private equity firm that invests in earlier-stage technology companies that have direct application to the financial services industry. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with an office in London, and is funded in part by the Schwab family (of Charles Schwab discount brokerage). Chess generally invests in companies headquartered in the U.S., and generally prefers earlier-stage rounds. Chess investments typically range from $1-3 million per round, and the firm both leads funding rounds, and co-invests.

    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
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    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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    Andrew Fogle
    Charles Robert Schwab Managing Partner
    Mark Sanders Advisor
    Theodore Lucas


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Pendo Systems
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