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SoftTech VC II, 9/2007 $15M
SoftTech VC III, 1/2012 $55M
Fund IV, 7/2013 $85M


Palo Alto, USA
395 Page Mill Road
Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA, 94301


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Executive Assistant and Community Manager


SoftTech VC

SoftTech VC is one of the original micro VC firms, founded in 2004 and backing over 135 early-stage start-ups. Based in Palo Alto, the firm manages two institutionally-backed funds and invests in Silicon Valley, New York, Southern California, Boulder and Canada. SoftTech VC is among the most active investors in early stage consumer Internet and B2B startups, consistently investing in 20 new opportunities a year. We seek great entrepreneurs, differentiated products and large market opportunities. More information available at

Founder and managing partner Jeff Clavier launched SoftTech VC in 2004, making the original 20+ investments (our non-traditional ‘Fund I’) as a business angel, investing his own capital, time and experience. As one of the original ‘super angels’ in the valley, Jeff developed SoftTech VC’s implementation of the micro-vc concept which has become so popular.

In 2007, the firm launched SoftTech VC II, a $15M seed fund focusing on the consumer Internet space, aiming at investing in 60+ companies over 3 years. In 2011, $55M SoftTech VC III successor fund made its debut and has closed 45 investments to date. Firm principals have been involved in over 150 startups as investors, advisors or founders. SoftTech VC has seen 30+ exits, and our companies have raised over $1.5B in follow-on financing.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
TakeLessons 3/2014Series C$7M5
Hired 3/2014Series A$15M4
Gigwalk 3/2014Series B$10M5
Postmates 2/2014Series B$16M4
Vungle 2/2014Series B$17M6 1/2014Series A$8.1M7
August 11/2013Series A$8M6
Panorama Education 10/2013Seed$4M20
Kahuna 10/2013Seed$2M9
Tulip Retail 10/2013Seed$2.4M11
StrikeAd 9/2013Series A$7M7
Kato 8/2013Series A$1.76M4
Grovo 7/2013Series A$5.5M4
Handshake 6/2013Seed$1.5M6
Survata 6/2013Seed$1.5M3
RJMetrics 5/2013Series A$6.25M2
SocialWire 5/2013Seed$1M4
ClassDojo 4/2013Series A$8.5M8
RedCap 4/2013Seed$2.03M9
Vidyard 3/2013Series A$6M4
BetterDoctor 3/2013Seed$2.6M6
SmartShoot 3/2013Seed2 2/2013Venture Round$5.68M4
TakeLessons 1/2013Series B$4M5
Hired 1/2013Seed$2.7M6
August 2013Seed$2M11
Poshmark 12/2012Series B$12.5M4
Nuzzel 11/2012Venture Round$1.7M9
isocket 11/2012Series A$8M7
Clever 10/2012Seed$3M14
Gigwalk 10/2012Series A$6M6
Lightside Games 10/2012Venture Round$1.41M1
Ubooly 9/2012Seed$2.5M11
Coterie, Inc. 9/2012Seed$1.5M2
YourMechanic 9/2012Seed$1.8M11
ZEFR 8/2012Series C$18.5M6
Top Hat 7/2012Series AC$8M5
Byliner 7/2012Series A7
Thanx 6/2012Convertible Note6
Kahuna 6/2012Seed7
Farmeron 5/2012Seed$1.4M8
Vungle 5/2012Seed$2M17
Wander 4/2012Seed$1.2M8
Postmates 4/2012Angel$1.2M6
Wittlebee 4/2012Seed$2.5M6
True&Co 4/2012Venture Round$2M3
Lightside Games 4/2012Venture Round$200k1
Blink Booking 3/2012Seed$4.4M8
ClassDojo 1/2012Seed$1.6M15
Fitbit 1/2012Series C$12M4
Bionic Panda Games 1/2012Seed2
SendGrid 1/2012Series B$21.6M6
RJMetrics 1/2012Debt$1.2M6
Next Big Sound 1/2012Series A$6.5M4
MobileDay 12/2011Seed$1.48M6
Fab 12/2011Series B$40M5
Vidyard 11/2011Venture Round$1.65M7 10/2011Seed$2M11
DNAnexus 10/2011Series B$15M6
isocket 9/2011Series A4
Rapleaf 9/2011Venture Round$1M4
Fab 8/2011Series A$7.7M19
TakeLessons 8/2011Series A$6M8
BetterWorks (Closed) 8/2011Series A$8M3
Fab 7/2011Seed$1M4
ZEFR 7/2011Series B$7M7
Byliner 7/2011Seed$1M5
StyleSeat 7/2011Seed$700k9
Gigwalk 5/2011Seed$1.7M6
Postmates 5/2011Angel$750k10
Breezy 3/2011Angel$750k8
Giftly 3/2011Seed$2.8M6 2/2011Seed$1M5
Poshmark 2/2011Series A$3.5M4
Top Prospect 1/2011Series C1 1/2011Series A$5M12
Fab 12/2010Seed$1.75M5
Tasty Labs 11/2010Series A$3M5
Topguest 11/2010Series A$2M6
ZEFR 11/2010Series A$3M7
Estately 11/2010Angel$800k6
FanBridge 11/2010Series A$2M8
BetterWorks (Closed) 11/2010Seed$2.5M2
Formative Labs 10/2010Angel5
VigLink 10/2010Series A$1.14M3
ADstruc 9/2010Seed$1.1M9
Buysight 9/2010Series A$10M4
Fitbit 9/2010Series B$9M4
Chartbeat 9/2010Seed$3M12
Opzi 9/2010Angel$1M9
OneTrueFan 9/2010Seed$1.2M7
Better Finance 7/2010Series A$4.5M7
InboxQ 7/2010Angel6
Revnetics 7/2010Seed3
Bunndle 7/2010Seed$550k5
NOWBOX 5/2010Angel12
Wildfire, a division of Google 4/2010Series A$4M5
SendGrid 4/2010Series A$5M9
FreshPlanet 4/2010Series A$1.5M1
Worldly Developments 3/2010Seed$800k14
Bitly 2/2010Debt$1.5M2
Rixty 1/2010Seed$1.24M7
Curse 12/2009Series B$6M2
RelTel 12/2009Seed$1M6
SendGrid 12/2009Series A$750k5
Next Big Sound 12/2009Seed$1M6
ReTel Technologies 12/2009Seed$1M8
fotopedia 12/2009Series A$1.1M7
Milo 11/2009Series A$4M17
Outright 11/2009Series A$5.5M4
Bootstrap Software 11/2009Series B$5.5M4
isocket 8/2009Seed$2.1M16
DNAnexus 8/2009Series A$1.55M5 8/2009Series B$4.65M3
Animoto 6/2009Series B$4.4M4
Mixer Labs 6/2009Series A6
Britely 6/2009Seed$500k4
Home-Account 4/2009Series A$1M9
Bitly 3/2009Series A$2M14
FanBridge 3/2009Seed$350k4
Get Satisfaction 2/2009Seed$1.25M4
TextDigger 2/2009Series A$4.3M3
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
Eventbrite 12/2008Series A$1.5M13
Buysight 11/2008Series A$6.03M5
Gnip 11/2008Series B$3.5M3
Outright 11/2008Seed$2M3
Fitbit 10/2008Series A$2M2
Bleacher Report 10/2008Series B$3.5M4
Mission Motors 10/2008Series A1
Tapulous 7/2008Angel$1.8M6
Thing Labs 6/2008Series A$1.6M3
Space Pencil 6/2008Seed$1M3
Blekko 5/2008Series B$3M7
TownHog 5/2008Seed$1.88M4 3/2008Seed$1.1M8
WeGame 3/2008Series A$3M7
Gnip 3/2008Series A$1.1M3
Songkick 3/2008Angel$1.1M3
DanceJam 2/2008Series B$3.5M3
Grouply 1/2008Series A$1.3M4
iGroup Network 1/2008Venture Round$1.3M2
Circle of Moms 1/2008Seed3
Snaptalent 1/2008Seed5
Chirp Interactive 1/2008Seed5
Grouply 1/2008Angel$365k4 10/2007Series A$900k7
Sportgenic 2007Seed3
Ohloh 2007Seed4



  1. TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund ( [edit]
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  3. SoftTech VC To Raises $75M Fund ( [edit]
  4. TakeLessons Raises $7M in Funding ( [edit]
  5. Hired Raises $15M Series A At Valuation Around $60M ( [edit]
  6. Mobile Workforce Startup Gigwalk Pivots, Raises $10M From Nokia And Others ( [edit]
  7. On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Raises $16 Million From Spark Capital ( [edit]
  8. In-App Video Ad Startup Vungle Raises $17M More ( [edit]
  9. Visually raises $8.1M to flood the Internet with even more infographics ( [edit]
  10. Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream ( [edit]
  11. Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics, Gets $4M From Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures And More ( [edit]
  12. Kahuna Raises $2M To Help Mobile Marketers Get Smarter About Engaging Their Users ( [edit]
  13. Tulip Raises $2.4M from SoftTech VC And Others To Provide Connected Online, Mobile And In-Store Software And Hardware To Retailers ( [edit]
  14. StrikeAd Raises $7 Million ( [edit]
  15. Techstars Notes, Part 3 — Money ( [edit]
  16. Secures $5.5M Series A Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
  17. Why VCs and Foreign Founders Want the ‘Entrepreneur Visa’ ( [edit]
  18. The Daily Startup: Survata to Take a Bite Out of Online-Research Market ( [edit]
  19. RJMetrics Closes $6.25M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  20. Facebook Ad Startup SocialWire Raises Another $1M, Chief Revenue Officer Bob Buch Becomes CEO ( [edit]
  21. ClassDojo Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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  23. ‘YouTube For Business’, Vidyard, Raises $6M Series A Led By OMERS Ventures To Build Out Its Video Marketing & Analytics Platform ( [edit]
  24. With $2.6M From SoftTech, 500 Startups & More, BetterDoctor Wants To Take The Pain Out Of Finding The Best Local Care ( [edit]
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  26. Spins Back Out of AOL, Raises $5.7M ( [edit]
  27. Music Lessons Marketplace TakeLessons Grabs $4M From Pinterest Exec, SoftTech & Others To Expand Into New Verticals ( [edit]
  28. DeveloperAuction Raises $2.7M From NEA, Google Ventures To Change The Way Technical Talent Is Hired ( [edit]
  29. Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App ( [edit]
  30. Fashion app Poshmark pulls in $12M ( [edit]
  31. Nuzzel Raises $1.7M in Funding ( [edit]
  32. isocket Nabs $8M From Foundry, Tim Draper & More To Bring Modern Tech, APIs To Premium Online Advertising ( [edit]
  33. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools ( [edit]
  34. Paid Task App Gigwalk Raises $6M From August Capital, Greylock; Expands Deal With Microsoft ( [edit]
  35. SEC ( [edit]
  36. Ubooly, The Plush Toy With An iPhone Brain, Grabs $1.5M In Seed Funding ( [edit]
  37. SoftTech And Others Invest $1.5M In Beauty Ecommerce Site Coterie ( [edit]
  38. YourMechanic Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  39. Movieclips Picks Up $18.5M From US Venture Partners, Rebrands As Zefr To Tackle Music, Sports, And TV ( [edit]
  40. Top Hat Lands $8M For A Learning Platform That Will Make Teachers Want Phones In Class ( [edit]
  41. Byliner’s New Adventure in Publishing—A Talk with CEO John Tayman ( [edit]
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  44. Farmeron raises $1.4M to bring cloud services to farmers ( [edit]
  45. Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M All-Star Seed Round For Mobile App Video Trailers Network ( [edit]
  46. Wander Wins $1.2M From Rob Go, SV Angel, Google Ventures, SoftTech And Others ( [edit]
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  48. Wittlebee Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  51. Hotel booking app Blink scores $2.5m in funding ( [edit]
  52. ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms ( [edit]
  53. Fitness Tracker Fitbit Raises $12M To Market New Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Scale, Aria ( [edit]
  54. Bionic Panda raises seed funding for Android mobile games ( [edit]
  55. Bessemer Leads $21M Round In Cloud-Based Email Delivery And Management Service SendGrid ( [edit]
  56. After Three Years Of Bootstrapping, RJMetrics Raises $1.2 Million From Fab's CEO And SoftTech ( [edit]
  57. Another Data Play: The Next Big Sound Raises $6.5 Million From IA Ventures And Foundry ( [edit]
  58. Boulder startup raises nearly $1.5M ( [edit]
  59. Design-Focused Flash Sales Site Raises $40M From Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher ( [edit]
  60. Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Put $1.7M In The YouTube For Businesses, Vidyard ( [edit]
  61. Raises $2 Million To Make Even More Infographics ( [edit]
  62. DNAnexus Raises $15 Million, Teams With Google To Host Massive DNA Database ( [edit]
  63. Self-Service Ad Platform isocket Grabs More Funding; Partners With Google; Steals Rubicon Exec ( [edit]
  64. RapLeaf announces $1M fund for data personalization apps ( [edit]
  65. Ashton Kutcher-Backed Closes $7.7 Million ( [edit]
  66. A pretty tune for local music site TakeLessons: $6M from Crosslink Capital ( [edit]
  67. BetterWorks Raises $8M in Series A Funding from Redpoint Ventures ( [edit]
  68. Claims To Be Profitable On $1.3M In Revenue After 30 Days, Raises $1M ( [edit]
  69. Armed With $7M In New Funding, Movieclips Lands Deal With YouTube To Be The Vevo Of Film Clips ( [edit]
  70. Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism ( [edit]
  71. Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On ‘OpenTable For Stylists’ StyleSeat ( [edit]
  72. Gigwalk Launches the First On-Demand Mobile Workforce; Receives $1.7M in Seed Funding From Harrison Metal, SoftTech VC and Greylock Discovery Fund ( [edit]
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  74. Breezy Gets $750K From Accel And Others, To Advance Its Mobile Printing Platform ( [edit]
  75. Giftly Now Lets You Give The Gift Of Discovery (And Some Money, Too) ( [edit]
  76.’s SDK Makes Entering Credit Card Information As Easy As Taking A Snapshot ( [edit]
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  78. SoftTech Report [edit]
  79. Inside Facebook ( [edit]
  80. Social Network For Gay Men Fabulis Rebrands To, Raises $1.75 Milli ( [edit]
  81. Delicious Founder Raises Funding For Tasty Labs’ Take On Social Software ( [edit]
  82. Topguest Checks In With $2M Series A, Peter Thiel As Advisor ( [edit]
  83. Raises $3M in Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
  84. Estately Raises $800K; Now Allows Users To Search For Homes Based On School Districts ( [edit]
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  86. BetterWorks Valued At Nearly $100 Million After Redpoint Investment ( [edit]
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  89. ADstruc, A Marketplace For Outdoor Advertising, Closes $1.1 Million Series A Round ( [edit]
  90. Intent-Based Advertising Network Permuto Raises $10 Million, Rebrands As Buysight ( [edit]
  91. Fitness Tracker Fitbit Gains Another $8 Million ( [edit]
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  94. OneTrueFan Is The Foursquare For Websites ( [edit]
  95. PayPal-Backed BillFloat Launches, Secures $4.5 Million Series A Round (Exclusive) ( [edit]
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  101. SendGrid Raises $5 Million, Sends A Bajillion E-mails ( [edit]
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  105. Rixty, Online Payments For The Unbanked, Scores $1.24 Million In Venture Round ( [edit]
  106. Curse Raises $6 Million For MMOG Portal ( [edit]
  107. RelTel captures $1M to analyze surveillance video ( [edit]
  108. SendGrid Raises $750K For Email Delivery Software. ( [edit]
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  110. SEC ( [edit]
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  112. Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors ( [edit]
  113. Outright raises $5.5M to help small businesses with their finances ( [edit]
  114. EDGAR [edit]
  115. isocket Raises $2M In Funding From Top Investors ( [edit]
  116. DNAnexus raises $1.55M for DNA sequencing ( [edit]
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  118. Animoto Is Already Cash-Flow Positive, Raises Another Round To Go To 11 ( [edit]
  119. Looks Like Twitter Paid Mixer Labs $5.17M in Stock ( [edit]
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  121. HELPING THE NEEDY ( [edit]
  122. TinyURL Rival Raises $2 Million ( []
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  124. Get Satisfaction gets new CEO and funding amid growth ( [edit]
  125. TextDigger Announces $4.3 Million A-1 Funding ( [edit]
  126. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace ( [edit]
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  128. Site Promotion's Permuto Raises A $6M First Round ( [edit]
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  131. Fitbit Raises Healthy $2 Million From True Ventures And SoftTech VC ( [edit]
  132. Bleacher Report Hunkers Down With $3.5 Million More ( [edit]
  133. SoftTech Report [edit]
  134. Tapulous Wants To Be The RockYou Of Apple’s App Store ( [edit]
  135. Ex-Googler's Plinky Raises $1.5 Million ( [edit]
  136. Space Pencil Raises $2.8 Million For Web Analytics ( [edit]
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  144. Discussion Organizer Grouply Raises $1.3 Million First Round ( [edit]
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