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Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in San Francisco, California.[1] The firm was founded as one of the earliest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley in 1976 and provides technology venture capital funding for seed, early stage and growth companies.[2]

Menlo Ventures
Privately held company
IndustryPrivate equity
Founded1976; 43 years ago (1976)
ProductsVenture capital
Number of employees


Menlo Ventures invests in consumer Internet, mobile, communications infrastructure, enterprise, security and storage. Since its founding in 1976, the firm has invested in more than 400 companies[3], including Uber,[4] Gilead Sciences,, Roku, Inc.,[3] Credit Sesame, Dropcam, HP 3PAR, IronPort, Machine Zone, Siri, PlaySpan, Coraid, Inc.,, Warby Parker[3] and Vidyo. Its past and current portfolio includes more than 70 public companies and more than 100 mergers or acquisitions. In 2017, Menlo revamped how they used their proprietary software to improve its investing strategy.[5] As of May of 2017, the firm had $5 billion under management including Menlo Ventures XIV, a $450M fund.[1] Current Menlo investments have a total of over $3 billion in aggregate revenue.


  1. ^ a b Konrad, Alex (May 18, 2017). "How Data Convinced Menlo Ventures To Raise $450 Million For Its New Fund". Forbes.
  2. ^ Schleifer, Theodore (April 2, 2018). "Menlo Ventures is making its first real bet on crypto as Bitpay raises $40 million". ReCode.
  3. ^ a b c Stangel, Luke (May 19, 2017). "Menlo Ventures raises $450M for its latest, oversubscribed fund". American City Business Journals.
  4. ^ Konrad, Alex (7 February 2018). "One Of Silicon Valley's Oldest VC Firms Adds Two Partners In New Look". Forbes.
  5. ^ Konrad, Alex. "How Data Convinced Menlo Ventures To Raise $450 Million For Its New Fund". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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