Posts Tagged: San Francisco

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when…
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Introducing an earlier investment: Volley, a friendly place for helping others

Last October, we made our first investment out of Fund II and are excited to announce this news today as the company launches publicly out of beta. Volley is a friendly place for helping others solve problems online. Volley members can post requests in response to the question, “What are you looking…
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Introducing our latest investment: HandUp, directly helping those in need

Lately, we have seen a growing number of entrepreneurs taking aim to solve the key issues facing our local and global communities. From improving transportation to optimizing neighborhood water usage and encouraging investments in municipal bonds, innovative start-ups are trying to make a difference. Along these lines, we are thrilled…
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Funding goes global: location is no longer your financing destiny

If we look back ten years, the venture world was quite different. Investors weren’t too keen on investing out of town. And given the fact that the majority of top investors were congregated around Silicon Valley, many entrepreneurs felt compelled to move to the valley to start their business. It was…
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