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K9 Ventures II, 7/2012 $40M
K9 Ventures LP, 4/2009 $6.25M



Founder & Chief Firestarter
LP Advisory Board Member


K9 Ventures

Funding and support for concept and seed stage startups.

K9 Ventures is a true early stage venture fund that provides funding and support for concept-stage and seed-stage technology companies. We work with entrepreneurs, sometimes even before a company has been formed, to help evaluate, evolve and fund a company in its nascent stages. K9 Ventures focuses on startups in the San Francisco Bay Area that have a strong entrepreneur/team, an idea that has a clear path to revenue, which can be capital efficient and where they can add value.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
3Gear Systems 4/2014Venture Round$1.9M3
Lytro 11/2013Series B$40M5
LocoMotive Labs 9/2013Partial Close$565k3
eShares 8/2013Seed$1.8M9
Tangible Play 3/2013Seed1
Lyft 1/2013Series B$15M5
MobileSpan 1/2013Venture Round$2.3M2
EasyESI 1/2013Venture Round$850k4
3Gear Systems 3/2012Seed$350k1
TapCanvas 12/2011Seed$200k2
DNAnexus 10/2011Series B$15M6
Lyft 9/2011Series A$6M4
Torbit 9/2011Seed$585k1
Occipital 8/2011Series A$7M2
Lucidchart 7/2011Seed$1M4
IndexTank 4/2011Seed$1.6M5
Baydin 4/2011Seed$375k7
CrowdFlower 3/2011Series B$7M4
BackType 3/2011Seed$1M9
EasyESI 2/2011Venture Round$655k1 2/2011Seed$1M5
Twilio 11/2010Series B$12M5
Lyft 8/2010Seed$1.2M3
CrowdFlower 1/2010Series A$5M11
Twilio 12/2009Series A$3.7M8
CardMunch 12/2009Seed2
DNAnexus 8/2009Series A$1.55M5
HighlightCam 6/2009Seed4
CrowdFlower 3/2009Seed$1.2M12
Twilio 1/2009Seed$1M9



  1. Twilio, Lytro,, BackType Backer K9 Raises New $40M Seed Fund ( [edit]
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  3. With $1.9 Million In Funding, 3Gear Systems Is Building Gesture Control That Actually Works ( [edit]
  4. Lytro Raises $40M Financing ( [edit]
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  6. eShares Raises $1.8 Million In Funding To Replace Paper Stock Certificates With Electronic Shares At Private Companies ( [edit]
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  8. Ahead Of Expansion, Lyft Parent Zimride Closed $15M In New Funding From Founders Fund And Existing Investors ( [edit]
  9. MobileSpan Raises $2.3M So Employees Can Work From Anywhere ( [edit]
  10. New $850K round raised by Easyesi, Inc ( [edit]
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  13. DNAnexus Raises $15 Million, Teams With Google To Host Massive DNA Database ( [edit]
  14. Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A ( [edit]
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  16. Occipital Confirms $7M Investment ( [edit]
  17. LucidChart Raises One Million in Seed Financing From 500 Startups, 2M Companies, and K9 Ventures ( [edit]
  18. IndexTank Raises $1.6M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  19. Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion) ( [edit]
  20. CrowdFlower Raises $7M, Launches E-Commerce Tool For Data Categorization ( [edit]
  21. Social Analytics Platform BackType Raises a Cool Million in Funding ( [edit]
  22. SEC ( [edit]
  23.’s SDK Makes Entering Credit Card Information As Easy As Taking A Snapshot ( [edit]
  24. Twilio Raises $12 Million For Powerful Telephony API ( [edit]
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  26. CrowdFlower Closes $5 Million Series A Round ( [edit]
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  29. DNAnexus raises $1.55M for DNA sequencing ( [edit]
  30. YC-Funded HighlightCam Makes It Easy To Remotely Watch Babies, Pets And Burglars ( [edit]
  31. Crowdflower Communication [edit]
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