Menlo Ventures

  • The Menlo team has been with us every step of the way.

    Jessica Scorpio, Sam Zaid, Elliot Kroo Founders of Getaround
  • Menlo is there when we need them, and out of the way when we don’t.

    Alex Kazerani and James Segil Cofounders, EdgeCast
  • 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

  • The Right Now Economy at Flurry’s Source14

    Venky moderates a discussion on the fast rise of… Read more

  • Record-level Investments in Silicon Valley

    Venky says seed-funding for early stage startups is… Read more

  • Betterment Raises $32M Series C

    Menlo continues its investment in Betterment, the web-based… Read more

Entrepreneurs Getaround

Portfolio See the latest and greatest.

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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    Why Now is the Right Time for Twitter

    Venky Ganesan contends that for marquee companies like Twitter, profitability is not the only metric that matters when considering an IPO. View

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    Setting Up For Success

    Jim McCarthy leads a discussion on best ways to manage and retain top talent. View

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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 ERE.net, Jon Bischke of Entelo. Moderated by Jim McCarthy. View

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

    Love for Rover

    Menlo is thrilled to lead Rover's $12M Series C round.  No more putting off getting that puppy - now you have the best online community for matching dog owners with in-home dog sitters on your side! Read more

    By Sunil Raman / 03.12.2014

    Tyler Sosin Joins Menlo as Principal

    Menlo is excited to announce a new addition to our team. Tyler focuses on sourcing deals in enterprise software, financial services, and consumer internet. Read more

    By Menlo Ventures / 02.11.2014

    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

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  • Congrats to Dropcam on the Series C financing, Menlo is a proud partner! Read more

    Menlo is proud to invest in EdgeCast’s Series D! Read more

    Mark Siegel says the future is bright for private investing. Read more

    Doug Carlisle says Scality’s software-defined storage solution is best in the world. Read more

    Menlo is proud to follow on our investment in Fab’s latest round! Read more

    Mark Siegel predicts a great time for building companies, investing in Venture Capital 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 left onto the Sand Hill Road frontage road.
  • This road curves to the right and heads towards 3000 Sand Hill Road.
  • Upon entering business complex, park in the visitor’s parking lot, the second driveway to left.
  • We are in Building 4, Suite 100.

Menlo Ventures
3000 Sand Hill Rd
Bldg 4-100

Menlo Park, CA 94025

P 650.854.8540
F 650.854.7059

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