Menlo Ventures

  • Menlo shared our vision and saw what others couldn’t.

    Greg Duffy CEO, Dropcam
  • Menlo’s team is highly experienced and has a history of success.

    Guy Goldstein CEO, Check
  • Menlo is the partner every entrepreneur dreams of – steady, thoughtful and courageous.

    Manish Chandra CEO, Poshmark
  • The Menlo team has been with us every step of the way.

    Jessica Scorpio, Sam Zaid, Elliot Kroo Founders of Getaround
  • Menlo has been an insightful and supportive partner for Lumosity.

    Kunal Sarkar CEO, Lumosity
  • Menlo is there when we need them, and out of the way when we don’t.

    Alex Kazerani and James Segil Cofounders, EdgeCast
  • Menlo is everything we want from a partner: Supportive. Experienced. Connected. Insightful.

    Jon Stein CEO, Betterment
  • Menlo supported Cellfire’s vision from creation to acquisition.

    Robert Drescher CEO, Cellfire
  • Their guidance from the early stages of Cavium to IPO was invaluable.

    Syed Ali Cavium Networks
  • Menlo has proven that they know how to ‘Venture Right.’

    David Scott Former CEO, 3PAR
  • Menlo shared our vision from
    start to Apple. They give VCs a
    good name.

    Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer, Tom Gruber Founders of Siri

Latest What's Happening at Menlo

  • High-profile Busts Signal Caution in Start-up Investing

    Venky Ganesan says on-demand, logistics-heavy consumer startups are… Read more

  • The Black Tux Grabs $25M To Dress Men To The Nines

    We are proud to continue our support of… Read more

  • Surge In Mobile Startups Valued at Over $1 Billion

    Matt Murphy comments on how investors are staying… Read more

Entrepreneurs Greg Duffy, Dropcam

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Our entrepreneurs want to change the world and we are in it together

We are partners in business – builders and doers.  We want to help create enduring value.

There’s no one working harder on your side.


  • Venture Capital in 2014

    Venky Ganesan says cyber security and the connected home are hot sectors in 2014. View

    Making e-commerce more secure

    Venky Ganesan discussing BitSight's cyber security metrics for e-commerce companies. View


    Green Monday Becomes Mobile Monday

    Venky Ganesan says with mobile representing 25% of online sales and growing, Poshmark & Fab are doing it right. View


    Venture Capitalist Don’t Want Virtual Returns

    Venky Ganesan says venture capitalists can't get behind virtual reality start-ups until they have business models and start making money. View

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  • Q&A with Venky Ganesan

    Venky talks about the future of VC investing, including what's hot in the enterprise, social media, and what will change in the tech industry as companies monetize globally. Read more

    / 01.10.2014

    Together we have a shared goal
    A shared obsession.
    We’re your ally.

    Chasing away the monsters with Takipi

    Today, we are excited to announce Menlo’s lead investment in the Series A of Takipi, which has developed an unconventional way to debug code in production. Read more

    By Venky Ganesan / 12.05.2013

    Partners and suppliers are a company’s biggest security risks

    Companies must pay close attention to the company they keep. Today, companies operating in many industries face the prospect of customers having a (virtual) "mouse in the salad" moment every day in the form of customer data loss or theft, hacking and DDoS attacks. Read more

    By Venky Ganesan / 12.04.2013

    Secure Your Network from Modern Hazards

    Venky Ganesan blogs on InformationWeek about security discussions moving from the wiring closet to the the corporate boardroom. As a VC investing in the security sector, Venky sees three key issues and related opportunities for IT security professionals. Read more

    By Venky Ganesan / 11.18.2013

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  • Menlo is proud to continue its investment in Vidyo’s $20M Series E funding round to address the growth… Read more

    Menlo is proud to support Avere Systems in a $20M Series D funding round to continue development… Read more

    Derek Chu says Lending Club’s IPO will be a fantastic boon to other marketplace companies. Read more

    Jim Dawson, Former sales VP for Fusion-io, 3PAR will bring sales expertise to portfolio companies. Read more

    Menlo continues its investment in Glypmse, the real-time location sharing startup, raising a $12M Series C round. Read more

    Congrats to the Check team from your partners at Menlo! Read more

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Our team is your ally.

Expertise. Integrity. Passion.

A proven track record of success.

There is no greater asset than character.

Venture Right: Our Guiding Philosophy

Great venture capital investing requires the ability to see 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.

How do we know? We asked our entrepreneurs, limited partners and many others in our ecosystem what makes us stand out. They told us it’s how we work with our entrepreneurs. We’re straight shooters. We have their back – even when times get tough.

We are more than partners. We are allies.

Venture investing is all about discovery and partnership, transforming vision into reality.

We know this well. We’ve had decades of successful exits—70 public companies and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions since 1976. Plus, entrepreneurs keep coming back to us—20 CEOs in our current portfolio are serial entrepreneurs. And 90% of our founders were in place at the time of exit. That’s a number that few other firms can match.

When we commit, we go all-in, serving on our companies’ boards with unparalleled dedication and passion. In fact, our board counsel is Menlo’s number one added value, our entrepreneurs tell us. They appreciate our decades of experience: our partners who are engineers, patent holders, company founders, and thought leaders with great connections.

Entrepreneurs have tons of venture capitalists to choose from. They choose Menlo because of how we do business.

We don’t just invest.
We bring time, energy and passion.

  • When exiting the airport, take Highway 380 West.
  • Stay on 380 West for approximately 2 miles, where it will end at Interstate 280.
  • Take I-280 South, and travel about 30 minutes to the Sand Hill Road exit in Menlo Park.
  • Take Sand Hill Road East, which will loop around and over I-280.
  • Immediately over the freeway, turn left at the first stoplight towards Sand Hill Road West.
  • Drive straight through the next stoplight.
  • Immediately turn right onto the Sand Hill Road frontage road.
  • This road curves to the left towards 2884 Sand Hill Road.
  • Upon entering business complex, park in the visitor’s parking lot.
  • We are in Suite 100.

Menlo Ventures
2884 Sand Hill Rd
Suite 100

Menlo Park, CA 94025

P 650.854.8540
F 650.854.7059

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