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Fund 1, 4/2013 $448M


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San Francisco, CA, 94107


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Formation 8

Formation 8 is a venture capital firm that provides financial and strategic capital to early growth smart enterprise and energy technology companies. They support entrepreneurs who seek to transform the most important global industries by solving hard problems with technology solutions. Partnership is in their DNA. Formation 8 value trusted relationships with entrepreneurs, investors, and strategic partners through their global network.

As a partner to young companies, Formation 8’s goal is to create long-term, sustainable value through operational expertise and business development partnerships. Formation 8 leverage their deep and distributed networks to provide the market knowledge, deployment expertise, sales channels, and relationships needed to expand into and thrive in Asia. With local teams in Korea, China and Singapore, Formation 8 connect Silicon Valley start-ups to dynamic multinational corporations in these geographies.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Tachyus 4/2014Venture Round$6M5
Vicarious 3/2014Series B$40M17
Oculus VR 12/2013Series B$75M4
UtiliData 12/2013Series B$20M4
Kidaptive 11/2013Series B$10.1M8
Data Elite 10/2013Seed5
Grabit 10/2013Series A3
Illumio 9/2013Series B$34.5M3
Shmoop 9/2013Venture Round2
RealScout 8/2013Seed$1.1M3
Riskified 7/2013Seed$1.65M6
OpenGov 7/2013Venture Round$4M6
BuildZoom 6/2013Seed$1.4M12
Oculus VR 6/2013Series A$16M5
RelateIQ 6/2013Series B$20M3
Building Robotics 6/2013Seed$1.14M8
Revinate 7/2012Series A$14.5M2
Backplane 2/2012Series A$4M8



  1. Formation 8 Raises Its First Fund Of $448M To Plug Silicon Valley Startups Into Asia ( [edit]
  2. Tachyus, a Data Start-Up for Oil Industry, Raises $6 Million From Founders Fund ( [edit]
  3. Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance Artificial Intelligence ( [edit]
  4. Oculus VR Raises $75 Million To Help Bring Virtual Reality Goggles To The Masses ( [edit]
  5. Utilidata Secures over $20M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  6. Children’s Educational iPad App Maker Kidaptive Scores $10.1 Million Series B ( [edit]
  7. Backed By Social+Capital, A16Z, And Formation8, Data Elite Launches Lab To Fund And Advise Big Data Startups ( [edit]
  8. Grabit Raises Series A Funding ( [edit]
  9. Illumio Closes $34M Series B Funding ( [edit]
  10. Shmoop closes funding Round ( [edit]
  11. Salesforce + Zillow? RealScout Lands $1.1M From DCM, Formation 8 For More Personal, Collaborative Real Estate Search ( [edit]
  12. Riskified Closes $1.65M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  13. OpenGov Receives $4M for Transparency Software ( [edit]
  14. YC-Backed Contractor Directory BuildZoom Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  15. Oculus VR Raises $16M To Build Their Crazy Virtual Reality Gaming Goggles ( [edit]
  16. RelateIQ Launches With $29M From Formation 8, Dustin Moskovitz And More To Be Your Next-Gen Relationship Manager ( [edit]
  17. Building Robotics Lands $1.14M Seed Round From CCV, Google Ventures And Other Angel Investors ( [edit]
  18. Revinate Receives $14.5 Million Series A Financing ( [edit]
  19. Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex ( [edit]
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