VC  Forerunner Ventures

http://forerunnerventures.com





     Office Locations:

1161 Mission Street
Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Forerunner Ventures invests in high-growth, privately-held, branded consumer companies. Within this category, the firm's primary focus is on the following segments: 1) Off-line meets On-Line Commerce; 2) E/Social/Mobile Commerce; 3) Internet Marketplaces/Communities; and 4) Tools/Services that propel #1, #2 and #3. The firm focuses on investing in seed stage and Series A offerings. The firm's typical initial investment in a company is $250-500K, with the goal to increase its position in top performing companies through follow on rounds. Forerunner's preference is to partner with companies based in the Bay Area. The firm also considers New York and Los Angeles. When the company is not based in the Bay Area, Forerunner much prefers to invest alongside an active local investor.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    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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    Eurie Kim Principal
    Kirsten Green Founder
    Nicole Johnson Analyst

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      12/07/2017


      Prose


      NY


      $5,200,000


      Series A


      09/27/2017


      Chime


      CA


      $18,000,000


      Series B


      08/16/2017


      Phil


      CA


      $10,000,000


      Series A


      06/20/2017


      M.Gemi


      MA


      $16,000,000


      Series C


      06/09/2017


      Packagd


      CA


      $6,000,000


      Series A


      04/06/2017


      Flow


      NJ


      $16,000,000


      Series A


      03/06/2017


      Lucy


      CA


      $2,250,000


      Seed


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Aloha
        web link


      Birchbox
        web link


      Bloomthat
        web link


      Bonobos
        web link


      Brickwork
        web link


      Chime
        web link


      Chloe + Isabel
        web link


      Clean Well
        web link


      Cotopaxi
        web link


      Crave
        web link


      Curology
        web link


      Darby Smart
        web link


      Dollar Shave Club
        web link


      Draper James
        web link


      Fashionstake
        web link


      Flow
        web link


      Hollar
        web link


      Hotel Tonight
        web link


      Into The Gloss
        web link


      INTURN
        web link


      JOOR
        web link


      Kiwi Crate
        web link


      Lucy
        web link


      M.Gemi
        web link


      Nomi
        web link


      Packagd
        web link


      Phil
        web link


      Pickwick & Weller
        web link


      Prose
        web link


      Retention Science
        web link


      Rockets of Awesome
        web link


      Serena & Lily
        web link


      Shuddle
        web link


      Skull Candy
        web link


      Skyn Iceland
        web link


      Snapette
        web link


      Soma
        web link


      Sproutling
        web link


      SpyderLynk
        web link


      Stadium Goods
        web link


      StellaService
        web link


      StyleOwner
        web link


      Stylitics
        web link


      Tello
        web link


      Threadflip
        web link


      Trendabl
        web link


      Wanelo
        web link


      Wantful
        web link


      Warby Parker
        web link


      Zesty
        web link


      ZOZI
        web link


     

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