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Rho Ventures

We invest across most high growth sectors of today’s economy and have developed deep expertise and relationships in Information Technology, Communications, New Media, Healthcare and New Energy.

Since 1981, Rho Ventures has been investing in innovators that redefine the status quo. Rho’s investment philosophy does not fit a conventional model, much like the visionary innovators we back. We believe that formulaic approaches to investing lead to risk averse strategies that stifle innovation and differentiation. We actively avoid restrictive boundaries around ideas, growth opportunities and entrepreneur profiles. To find extraordinary opportunities, we are not bound by a particular stage of investment and do not shy away from contrarian ideas.

We believe that great companies take root in unconventional places and that successful entrepreneurs frequently break the mold. The ideas we back come from a variety of sources: an MBA student who is trying to change new media advertising practices; an experienced entrepreneur seeking to commercialize a disruptive biofuels technology; or an executive looking to spin out and develop an abandoned asset developed by a pharmaceutical company.

We are seasoned investors who have backed more than 200 companies through multiple cycles. Identifying interesting opportunities and providing capital is just the beginning. We offer deep-sector expertise in today’s high-growth markets, but we do not let any one area of knowledge guide our overall investment strategy.

Ultimately, we look for entrepreneurs who we can help make very big waves, not just stir the waters and move on to the next venture.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Nora Therapeutics 4/2014Series B$18M5
Aislelabs 3/2014Seed$1.5M3
SolarBridge Technologies 3/2014Series E$42M3
AqueSys 1/2014Series D$43.6M5
August 11/2013Series A$8M6
Inotek Pharmaceuticals 9/2013Debt$7M6
JustFab 9/2013Series C$40M5
Keaton Row 9/2013Seed$1.6M4
Mandalay Sports Media (MSM) 7/2013Venture Round2
NGM Biopharmaceuticals 7/2013Series C$50M4
Philo 7/2013Series A$6.3M6
Enerkem 6/2013Private EquityC$50M5
Vidyo 4/2013Private Equity$17.1M6
Lagoa 4/2013Seed$1.6M4
Savelli 2/2013Series B$4M2
True Office 1/2013Series A$3M2
Keaton Row 1/2013Seed$1M1
ChargePoint, Inc. 5/2012Series D$47.5M5
Amp'd Mobile 4/2006Series C$150M12



  1. Nora Therapeutics Announces $18 Million Series B Financing (prnewswire.com) [edit]
  2. Aislelabs Raises $1.5M To Bring Full Cycle Visitor Analytics To Brick-And-Mortar Retail (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. SolarBridge Technologies Raises $42M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. AqueSys Secures $43.6M in Series D Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Inotek Pharmaceuticals Raises $21 Million to Support Ongoing Clinical Development of Trabodenoson, a Novel Eye Drop for the Treatment of Glaucoma (inotekcorp.com) [edit]
  7. JustFab Has Raised Another $40M Led By Hong Kong’s Shining Capital To Take Its Fashion Subscription Commerce Model To Asia (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Keaton Row, An E-Commerce Site That Pairs Busy Ladies With Personal Shoppers, Raises $1.6 Million In Seed Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Mandalay Sports Media Recives Strategic Investment (finsmes.com) [edit]
  10. NGM completes $50M Series C to advance cardio-metabolic therapies (fiercebiotech.com) [edit]
  11. Live-TV Startup Tivli Raises $6.3M To Disrupt Television Online (finsmes.com) [edit]
  12. Enerkem raises C$50 million in latest financing round (newswire.ca) [edit]
  14. Lagoa Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  16. True Office Raises $3M in Series A Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  17. Keaton Row, An E-Commerce Site That Pairs Busy Ladies With Personal Shoppers, Raises $1.6 Million In Seed Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Electric vehicle charging gets a jolt with a $47.5M investment (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  19. Amp’d Mobile Rings Up $150 Million In New Funding (dealbook.nytimes.com) [edit]
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