VC/FI  Dolby Family Ventures

     Office Locations:

999 Brannan Street, Suite 114
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-449-1005



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Dolby Family Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on building great technology companies. Dolby Family Ventures is jointly managed by David Dolby, son of Ray Dolby, and veteran venture capitalist Pascal Levensohn. Based in San Francisco, Dolby Family Ventures funds international seed and Series A investments in four sectors: Digital Media, Cloud Services, Security, and HealthCare Technology and Services. Dolby Family Ventures anticipates making four to seven investments per year, with capital at risk of approximately $3 million per company. The fund is not affiliated with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. The Dolby portfolio of family investments includes a wide range of asset classes: private equity, venture capital and real estate.

    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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    Alona Cochran Office Manager
    Dave Dolby Co-Manager
    Pascal Levensohn Co-Manager


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










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      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      BASIS Science
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      Ecovative Design
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      New Matter
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      Tetra Discovery Partners
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      Yumanity Therapeutics
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