Menlo Ventures

  • Menlo proved an invaluable partner in accelerating our growth.

    Brandon Nixon CEO, Lytx
  • Menlo’s commitment to Ansible 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

  • Talend Nudges Dormant Tech IPO Market

    Matt Murphy weighs in on Talend’s IPO and… Read more

  • Silicon Valley VCs Are Feeling a Little More Optimistic

    Venky Ganesan sums up our investment outlook –… Read more

  • New Diversity Report Highlights Progress in VC Industry

    Venky Ganesan, NVCA Chairman, comments on the new… Read more

Entrepreneurs Brandon Nixon, Lytx

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There’s no one working harder on your side.


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    Money is in The Cloud

    The public cloud battle has been won, the biggest war to be waged is now in private cloud. Watch Menlo's Venky Ganesan on Squawk Alley today discussing big earnings and what's next View


    Venture Funding Stats

    Venky says it’s getting close to the “Show me the money stage” in light of 3rd quarter numbers and the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates near zero. View


    Start Up India: The Silicon Valley View

    ET NOW's Supriya Shrinate, discusses India's booming start-up environment with Venky Ganesan. View


    An $86B Opportunity to Pay Attention To

    CNBC's Closing Bell: Mark Siegel discusses his work in IT security, an $86B opportunity we pay attention to by investing in security companies like Dedrone, Bitsight Technologies, AppDome, and vArmour. View

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  • Instant Gratification and the Power of Right Now

    In our latest Marketplaces post, we discuss why on-demand marketplaces have an advantage in avoiding disintermediation, maintaining pricing power, and boosting acquisition efficiency. Read more

    By Steve Sloane and Venky Ganesan / 01.26.2016

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

    The Big Factor in Fintech

    Menlo leads the Series C financing in next-generation factoring business BlueVine, and Tyler Sosin joins the board. Read more

    By Tyler Sosin / 01.20.2016

    Supply Side Economics

    Economics and retention of buyers on your marketplace platform is important - but don't neglect the supply side for overall quality! Read more

    By Steve Sloane and Venky Ganesan / 12.15.2015

    Menlo’s Portfolio Mixer

    We enjoyed a wonderful evening of lively conversation with the Menlo team and fellow entrepreneurs to celebrate a year of growth and success in 2015. Read more

    / 11.23.2015

    Let’s Get Vertical

    Vertical marketplaces achieve critical mass faster than horizontal marketplaces.  Read Steve Sloane & Venky Ganesan's latest #MenloLovesMarketplaces analysis. Read more

    By Steve Sloane and Venky Ganesan / 11.20.2015

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  • Proud to continue our support of Stance in its recent $30M Series D to continue its growth… Read more

    Proud to continue our support of BlueVine in its recent strategic round with Citi Ventures! Read more

    Matt Murphy weighs in on Google’s new employee perk “Area 120,” a startup incubator encouraging entrepreneurially minded… Read more

    Proud to continue our support of Takipi in its recent $15M Series B! Takipi’s real-time event intelligence… Read more

    We are proud to continue our support of fashion resale marketplace Poshmark raising $25M for expansion into… Read more

    We are proud to continue our support of Virool raising $12M for native video ads! 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 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 650.234.5449