Venture Right: Our Guiding Philosophy

Great venture capital investing requires the ability to seize opportunity where others see challenge. Company builders, market experts and excellent board members are words that describe venture done ‘right.’

These are words that describe Menlo Ventures.

We asked our entrepreneurs, limited partners and many others in our ecosystem what makes us stand out. It’s who we are – partners with integrity. We’re straight shooters and we have your back – even when times get tough. We are partners at the board level and all the way through the C-suite with targeted venture services to set you up for success.

Stage & Capital

Stage & Capital

Menlo invests in consumer and enterprise technologies. We are currently investing in Menlo XII, a $400M main fund targeting the seed to growth stages. Menlo’s $250M Opportunity Fund supports current and new portfolio companies at the inflection stage of growth, typically Series B to Series C. Menlo’s $15 Talent Fund is earmarked for seed-stage companies.

We typically invest up to $20 million in our main fund, and continue to support subsequent rounds. For later stage opportunities, we have the capacity to invest more than $30 million and are flexible enough to pay an active role at any stage of a company’s development. We pursue capital-efficient models with the potential to disrupt huge markets. Our Menlo Talent Fund is a seed financing strategy for promising founders and we make decisions in as little as 24 hours for investments under $250k.

Markets

Markets

Knowing where, how much, and when to invest is the secret sauce to getting top tier returns, and we’ve been doing so for forty years. Everyone at Menlo has domain expertise in target investment areas and while we have partnered with market-leading companies in every technology sector, the common thread is a superior technological advantage that enables explosive growth.

In the enterprise, Menlo focuses on investments in cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and AI. Consumer areas of focus include marketplaces, ecommerce, fintech, and mobile.

 

 

Menlo Impact

Menlo Impact

No company can go it alone today.  We understand how important it is to be connected – whether it’s using social media or meeting face to face, companies need a community to leverage.  From targeted events to one-on-one strategy sessions and direct customer introductions, Menlo implements venture services with real impact where our entrepreneurs need it most with a laser focus on Go-to-Market acceleration in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Talent, and Business Development.

Stage & Capital

Menlo invests in consumer and enterprise technologies. We are currently investing in Menlo XII, a $400M main fund targeting the seed to growth stages. Menlo’s $250M Opportunity Fund supports current and new portfolio companies at the inflection stage of growth, typically Series B to Series C. Menlo’s $15 Talent Fund is earmarked for seed-stage companies.

We typically invest up to $20 million in our main fund, and continue to support subsequent rounds. For later stage opportunities, we have the capacity to invest more than $30 million and are flexible enough to pay an active role at any stage of a company’s development. We pursue capital-efficient models with the potential to disrupt huge markets. Our Menlo Talent Fund is a seed financing strategy for promising founders and we make decisions in as little as 24 hours for investments under $250k.

Markets

Knowing where, how much, and when to invest is the secret sauce to getting top tier returns, and we’ve been doing so for forty years. Everyone at Menlo has domain expertise in target investment areas and while we have partnered with market-leading companies in every technology sector, the common thread is a superior technological advantage that enables explosive growth.

In the enterprise, Menlo focuses on investments in cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and AI. Consumer areas of focus include marketplaces, ecommerce, fintech, and mobile.

 

 

Menlo Impact

No company can go it alone today.  We understand how important it is to be connected – whether it’s using social media or meeting face to face, companies need a community to leverage.  From targeted events to one-on-one strategy sessions and direct customer introductions, Menlo implements venture services with real impact where our entrepreneurs need it most with a laser focus on Go-to-Market acceleration in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Talent, and Business Development.