Maven Ventures is the leading Seed venture fund for emerging consumer software startups propelled by network effects and hypergrowth. The Maven team identifies future consumer trends that will change the way we live and communicate, then invests in great founders with a vision worth fighting for. They've already invested in what they foresee as some of the game-changing trends of the future like self-driving cars, novel marketplaces, and consumer digital health.
Jim Scheinman, Maven's Founding Managing Partner, has achieved 5 ‘unicorn’-level successes over the past 20 years as a founder, executive, and investor. His top performers include Zoom ($1B valuation), Cruise ($1B sale to GM), Bebo ($850M sale to AOL), Tango ($1B+ valuation), and NBCi ($6B IPO). Sara Deshpande, Maven Partner, has been working with startup founders around the globe for nearly a decade to help launch and scale their businesses. Jim and Sara serve as active advisors across the Maven portfolio.
Thanks for your interest in partnering with Maven Ventures! We are a Palo Alto based early stage VC firm investing in and building consumer-focused software companies with a "vision worth fighting for." We look forward to learning more about your venture. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to all applicants. We will follow up with select companies that fit our investment filters.