A San Francisco based, early-stage venture firm Javelin Venture Partner has closed today its fourth fund with $125 million into technology start-ups and Alex Gurevich has been promoted to Managing Director for JVP-IV.
Since founding Javelin in 2008, Javelin has invested more than $350M across 65 companies.
It has been 8 years since Javelin made its first investment. Their approach has never been to constrain ourselves with a predetermined thesis. They prefer to find those entrepreneurs who surprise and impress us with their unique vision and ability to attack a giant market or create a new one.
They’ve invested in everything from marketplaces like Thumbtack, to enterprise software companies like Nexenta, to digital media companies like MasterClass, to fin-tech companies like SmartAsset, to consumer disruptors like “StealthCo” (you’re going to love this one!), and even a few category defining companies like Estimote. (See here for the whole list — except for the 5 stealth ones.) The variety of our portfolio is one of the things that make running this fund so fulfilling.