Menlo Ventures

  • Menlo’s strong leadership and commitment to Ansible since the beginning was key to the amazing outcome!

    Said Ziouani CEO, Ansible
  • 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 Founder, 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

  • The Big Factor in Fintech

    Menlo leads the Series C financing in next-generation factoring… Read more

  • Twitter Could Affect Private Tech Values

    Venky Ganesan weighs in on the latest hot… Read more

  • Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 List

    Congrats to our very own Derek Chu and Tyler… Read more

Entrepreneurs Said Ziouani, Ansible

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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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    Mark Siegel discusses Menlo portfolio disruptors

    Poshmark, Getaround, Betterment, and Uber are all featured on Bloomberg. View

    Pravin Vazirani on Uber & Poshmark in Real Time

    The Right Now Economy changes the way we shop, get from point A to Point B, and more.  Pravin Vazirani on Yahoo! Finance Breakout. View

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    Amazon’s New Partnership and Ecommerce Today

    Pravin Vazirani says Amazon's deal with P&G is smart. With only 5.5% of retail sales online today, growth opportunities for ecommerce companies is huge. View

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    It’s All About the Apps

    Menlo is looking towards apps like Glide to create utility and build an ecosystem around the Apple watch. View

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  • 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

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

    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

    The micro-cap IPO disappearing act

    Imagine the following success story: Sharp-eyed entrepreneur with a great idea goes to see Venture Capitalist. He raises a couple million dollars to develop a product, then raises another $10 million or so over a couple follow-on rounds to build out sales and marketing. Read more

    By Mark Siegel / 11.14.2013

    Portfolio Guest Post: Foosball, Purple Squirrels & Speed Dating

    I recently participated in a great roundtable discussion on recruiting for startups, sponsored by Menlo Ventures and moderated by Jim McCarthy. On the panel with me was Manuel Medina of GroupTalent, Jon Bischke of Entelo, and Todd Raphael of ERE. Read more

    By Alex Mooradian, Readyforce CEO / 11.13.2013

    The Future of the Data Center

    The data center circa 2013 is a virtualizing vortex, but The Sea, one of Palo Alto's premier eateries, felt like the eye of the hurricane on September 19, when Menlo Ventures brought together two dozen executives for a summit on the future of IT. Read more

    By Mark Siegel and Sunil Raman / 10.01.2013

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News/

  • 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

    Derek Chu has been recognized as a rising star in Silicon Valley finding and funding hot startup… Read more

    NVCA’s VentureScape returns to San Francisco next week, touting entrepreneurs and big names such as General Electric… Read more

    Venky says seed-funding for early stage startups is where the magic happens. 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.

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  • 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 visitors 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