A  K9 Ventures

http://www.k9ventures.com





     Office Locations:

530 Lytton Ave., 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    K9 Ventures, L.P. is a venture fund that makes concept and seed-stage investments in technology companies. The fund will be deployed over a period of 3-4 years, with initial investment in the range of $100K - $250K, while reserving capital to participate in the follow-on round. K9 expects to be an active investor in portfolio companies and will typically make only 4-6 new investments per year. K9 focuses on concept-stage (sub $100k) and seed-stage (sub $1M) technology startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, which have the potential to be capital efficient and make successful acquisition exits. K9's Principal, Manu Kumar, was the Founder, President and CEO of SneakerLabs, a company which developed software and services for web-based customer interaction. After the successful acquisition of SneakerLabs (March 2000), Manu served as the Vice-President of Interactive Technologies for E.piphany. K9 targets companies that are 'hyper-local,' where the entire team is located in the SF Bay Area; no distributed teams, no overseas teams, and no companies that rely on 'outsourcing' to build their core technology.


     

    Funds:


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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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    Manu Kumar PhD Chief Firestarter

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Auth0
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      Baydin
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      CardMunch
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      Crowdflower
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      DNAnexus
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      EasyESI
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      HighlightCam
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      IndexTank
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      LocoMotive
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      Lumber Labs
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      MobileSpan
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      Osmo
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      Project Oscar
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      Refocus Imaging
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      Torbit
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      Twilio
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      Zimride
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