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Maveron IV, 4/2008 $240M
Maveron III, 11/2004 $200M
Maveron II, 3/2000 $340M


411 First Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA, 98104
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463 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94133


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Maveron is a venture capital firm that exclusively invests in consumer companies. Founded in 1998 by Dan Levitan and Howard Schultz, the firm has offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Representative Maveron investments include eBay, Capella Education, General Assembly, Julep, Potbelly, Shutterfly, Trupanion and zulily. Maveron’s name was coined from the words “maverick” and “vision.”

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Julep 4/2014Series C$30M5
CircleUp 3/2014Series B$14M5
General Assembly 3/2014Series C$35M5
SplashThat 3/2014Seed$1.5M9
PayNearMe 2/2014Series E$20M5
Madison Reed, Inc. 1/2014Series B$12M3
Koru 12/2013Series A$4.35M4
August 11/2013Series A$8M6
Newsle 11/2013Series A$200k6
Newsle 10/2013Series A$1.85M4
Lively Inc. 9/2013Series A$4.8M2
Vacation Listing Service 9/2013Series A$5M4
peerTransfer 6/2013Series C$6.4M5
Combatant Gentlemen 6/2013Seed$1.84M8
Darby Smart 6/2013Seed$1M5
If You Can 5/2013Seed$2.8M4
Panna 5/2013Seed$1.35M14
Madison Reed, Inc. 4/2013Series A$4M2
PayNearMe 4/2013Venture Round$2.1M2
Red Tricycle 4/2013Venture Round$1.14M1 3/2013Series C$8M3
Julep 2/2013Series BC$10.3M4
PayNearMe 2/2013Series D$12.1M4
Tred 1/2013Angel$1.7M8
NovoED 1/2013Seed6
Red Tricycle 12/2012Seed$2.3M9
Red Tricycle 11/2012Series A$1.5M9
General Assembly 10/2012Series B$10M1
Vaunte 8/2012Seed$1.12M4
SAY Media 7/2012Venture Round$27M8
Lemon 6/2012Series A$8M5
CircleUp 4/2012Seed$1.5M3
Lively Inc. 2012Seed$2.5M1
Trupanion 12/2011Venture Round$9M2
General Assembly 9/2011Series A$4.25M2
peerTransfer 8/2011Series A$7.5M4
KidZui 8/2011Venture Round$2M3
Gigi Hill 6/2011Series A$3M1 4/2011Series B$6M4
Everlane 4/2011Seed$1.1M12
Groupon 2/2011Venture Round$16.2M3
Altius Education 11/2010Series B$18.6M3
PayNearMe 11/2010Venture Round$16M4
zulily 8/2010Series B$6M3
Course Hero 7/2010Seed$1.5M6
TheWrap 4/2010Series B$2M1
Latimer Education 4/2010Venture Round$1.25M1
KidZui 3/2010Series C$4M5
PayNearMe 3/2010Series B$3.3M5
Livemocha 12/2009Series B$8M2
zulily 12/2009Series A$4.6M1
Altius Education 9/2009Series A$8M2
TheWrap 1/2009Series A$1M1
GoodBelly 8/2008Venture Round$16M1
CitizenHawk 5/2008Venture Round$3M1
Mozes 5/2008Series B$11.5M3
Adeze 4/2008Series C$2.5M2
Renkoo 2/2008Series B$6M2
Livemocha 1/2008Series A$6M1
SAY Media 9/2007Series D$15M5
KidZui 7/2007Seed$5M1
OnRequest Images 4/2007Series C$17M3
Internet REIT 3/2007Series B$38M2
AuctionPay 9/2006Series B$5.5M2
SAY Media 9/2006Series C$12M3
Adeze 6/2006Series B$3M1
Internet REIT 5/2006Series A$20M2
GameLogic 2/2006Series B$18.6M3
OnRequest Images 9/2005Series B$8M2
JobFlash 12/2003Series B$5M3 4/2001Private Equity$63M3



  1. Seattle P-I ( [edit]
  2. New Maveron VC fund captures $200 million ( [edit]
  3. Maveron raises $340M VC fund ( [edit]
  4. Wall Street Journal ( [edit]
  5. Beauty And E-Commerce Brand Julep Raises $30M To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry ( [edit]
  6. Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million ( [edit]
  7. General Assembly Raises $35M Led By New Investor IVP To Add More Tech Courses, New Campuses ( [edit]
  8. Citation Needed [add]
  9. Cash-Based Payments Network PayNearMe Raises $20M Series E, Expands Via Family Dollar Partnership ( [edit]
  10. Madison Reed Raises $12M To Disrupt Hair Dye Market ( [edit]
  11. Koru Raises $4.35M in Funding ( [edit]
  12. Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream ( [edit]
  13. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  14. Newsle Lands $1.8M From Media Giant Advance Publications, Bloomberg Beta & More To Be The News Reader For People You Care About ( [edit]
  15. Lively Raises $4.8M, Launches Sensor Network For Older Folks ( [edit]
  16. Vacation Listing Service Raises $5M Maveron, Bee, Meyer, Others ( [edit]
  17. PeerTransfer Cioses $6.4M Funding ( [edit]
  18. Men’s Clothing Startup Combat Gent Raises $1.84 Million From Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund And Others ( [edit]
  19. Maveron-Backed DarbySmart Launches DIY Crafting Marketplace For Fashion Accessories And More ( [edit]
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  21. Panna, A Video-Based Cooking “Magazine” For iOS, Raises $1.35 Million ( [edit]
  22. Madison Color Raises $4 Million Series A Funding to Reinvent Home Hair Color Market ( [edit]
  23. VC Funding: Q2 2013 source [edit]
  24. VC Funding: Q2 2013 source [edit]
  25. Raises $8M Series C For Its Price Predictions Engine; Will Expand To More Categories, Improve Data Mining & Mobile Apps ( [edit]
  26. Julep Beauty Raises $10.3M From Andreessen Horowitz And Maveron To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry ( [edit]
  27. SEC ( [edit]
  28. Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives ( [edit]
  29. Entrepreneurship 101: Stanford-bred NovoEd teams with top biz schools on Web ( [edit]
  30. Citation Needed [add]
  31. Red Tricycle Raises $1.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  32. Technology Education Startup General Assembly Raises $10 Million ( [edit]
  33. With $1.12 Million From Battery And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce ( [edit]
  34. Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets ( [edit]
  35. Lemon Raises $8M to Make Physical Wallets a Thing of the Past ( [edit]
  36. Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups ( [edit]
  37. Citation Needed [add]
  38. Trupanion Raises $9M ( [edit]
  39. Startup Incubator General Assembly Raises $4.25 Million And Eyes Retail Space Abroad ( [edit]
  40. PeerTransfer Raises $7.5 Million From Spark, Accel, And Maveron For Simple Payment Solution For Students ( [edit]
  41. KidZui Launches, An ‘Internet Experience For Kids’, Raises $2 Million ( [edit]
  42. Gigi Hill Raises Series A Funding Led by Maveron to Grow Direct Sales Business ( [edit]
  43. Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch ( [edit]
  44. Kleiner Perkins, SV Angel Back Personalized, Designer Quality E-Commerce Platform Everlane ( [edit]
  45. Groupon Files SEC Form For Another $16.2 Million ( [edit]
  46. Altius Education Raises $18.6M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  47. PayNearMe Closes $16M Round of Financing ( [edit]
  48. Zulily, A Private-Sale Shopping Site For Moms, Raises $6 Million Series B ( [edit]
  49. SEC ( [edit]
  50. TheWrap Raises $2 Million in Second Round, From Maveron, Others ( [edit]
  51. Northwest Innovation ( [edit]
  52. Browser-For-Kids Maker KidZui Scores $4M, Deals With Best Buy, DreamWorks ( [edit]
  53. Virtual Goods' Payment Firm Kwedit Raises $3.3M ( [edit]
  54. Livemocha Bags Another $8 Million From August Capital, Maveron ( [edit]
  55. Northwest Innovation, SEC ( [edit]
  56. Altius lands $8M to launch accredited online colleges ( [edit]
  57. TheWrap Raises $2 Million in Second Round, From Maveron, Others ( [edit]
  58. GoodBelly Raises $16 Million ( [edit]
  59. CitizenHawk Raises $3 Million To Target Cybersquatters ( [edit]
  60. Mozes Raises $11.5 Million for SMS-Based Communities ( [edit]
  61. iBloks, Maker Of Ad-Creation Tool, Spots $2.5M Third Round ( [edit]
  62. VentureBeat ( [edit]
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  65. Kid-Friendly Net Firm Kidzui Launches With $8 Million ( [edit]
  66. EDGAR [edit]
  67. Domain Landlord Internet REIT Takes $38M ( [edit]
  68. Auctionpay Closes $5.5 Million Series B Financing. ( [edit]
  69. [edit]
  70. EDGAR [edit]
  71. Internet REIT nets big names ( [edit]
  72. Bain Capital Ventures Leads $18 Million GameLogic Funding ( [edit]
  73. OnRequest Images Raises $8 Million In Second Round: Starbucks Enters The Stock Photo Industry ( [edit]
  74. Hourly Worker Market Maker JobFlash Appoints Bill McKenna as CEO ( [edit]
  75. Cash infusion, 2Q results spark shares ( [edit]
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