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.


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    Recruiting Effectively

    Menlo hosts an expert panel on recruiting top talent.  Panelists: Manuel Medina of GroupTalent, Alex Mooradian of Readyforce, Todd Raphael of, Jon Bischke of Entelo. Moderated by Jim McCarthy. View


    Mark Siegel: Impact of Decimalization on Tech IPOs

    Mark talks to Cory Johnson of Bloomberg West from TechCrunch Disrupt about why decimalization reform is important for a healthy tech IPO economy. View


    TechCrunch TV Ask a VC: Mark Siegel

    Mark Siegel talks about The Right Now Economy, metrics he looks at when evaluating a company for investment at the seed or Series A level and more. View


    Hedge Funds Investing in Tech

    On Fox Business, Venky Ganesan discusses hedge funds investing in tech, and hot mobile marketplaces like Rover, Poshmark and Getaround. View

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  • Shervin Pishevar’s New Role at Menlo: Venture Advisor

    We are pleased to announce Shervin Pishevar’s new strategic position at Menlo as Venture Advisor.  Shervin’s early-stage investment expertise, worldwide network and media savvy have been valuable to the expansion of our consumer practice.   Read more

    By Shawn Carolan / 02.11.2013

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

    The Venture Right Mantra

    Today Menlo Ventures is unveiling our new website. After 37 years in the venture business with the same look and feel, we thought it was time for a “new Menlo” presence online that better expresses who we are and what we believe in. Read more

    By Menlo Ventures / 10.30.2012

    Silicon Minds: DuBose Montgomery

    In 1976, when I was 27 years old, I co-founded our venture capital firm, Menlo Ventures. Little did I know at the time that I would be fortunate enough to experience wonderful investment successes through decades of funding new start-ups in technology and healthcare. Read more

    By DuBose Montgomery / 10.18.2012

    Adventure Capital – One Year In

    One year ago today, I joined Menlo Ventures as a Managing Director. It’s been quite a year! And it’s been quite an adventure in venture.  I’ve worked non-stop and have enjoyed every single moment. Read more

    By Shervin Pishevar / 06.30.2012

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  • Menlo invests in Series B of the app teaching children through an interactive media experience. Read more

    With fundamental shifts in technology, Venky Ganesan makes predictions about returns in Venture Alpha keynote. Read more

    Mark on his start in VC, the Menlo strategy, and the next big thing in tech. Read more

    Menlo leads the Series C in Check, Doug Carlisle and Avery More join the board. Read more

    Maner brings decades of experience to software-defined storage company Nexenta Read more

    Menlo proudly leads the $6M financing in AnsibleWorks, Doug Carlisle joins the board 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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