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General Information

Funds

Total$172M
Tandem Fund II L.P., 5/2011 $40M
Tandem Fund II, 6/2012 $32M
Tandem Habit Fund, 7/2013 $100M

Offices

Headquarters
1214 Donnelly Avenue
Burlingame, CA, 94010
USA

People

Co-Founder, Managing Entrepreneur
Partner
Partner
Co-Founding Partner
Principal

Tags

Tandem Entrepreneurs

Tandem is made up of a few entrepreneurs who have founded companies and taken them to liquidity. They now invest their time and money in others’ early stage software and Internet startups through Tandem.

The Tandem team does not consider itself a VC firm. They refer to three primary types of capital that are required to make a startup successful: Financial Capital (money), Human Capital (sweat) and Social Capital (friends). Tandem explains that VCs bring mainly financial capital, some social capital and limited sweat, while Tandem brings value in the reverse order: sweat, friends and money (much more like entrepreneurs).

Tandem supports businesses that can be built with relatively few resources (5 people or less) and reach market traction in relatively little time.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Appington 6/2013Seed$1.2M3
Nokori 3/2013Seed$200k1
Tile 2/2013Seed$200k1
Sift 1/2013Seed$540k1
PlayHaven 11/2012Venture Round$8M3
Juice In The City 6/2011Seed$6M1
PlayHaven 7/2010Seed$1M3
Zecter 12/2009Venture Round$1.5M3
FlightCaster 11/2009Series A$1.3M2
PlayHaven 1/2009Seed1
Zecter 11/2007Series A$1M1
Localyte.com 1/2007Series A1

Videos

Sources

  1. Tandem Entrepreneurs Sets $40M Target For Second Fund (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. Tandem Raises $32M Fund From Verifone CEO, Playdom Founder & More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  4. Tandem Launches Mobile Incubator; Will Invest $200K In Each Startup (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Appington Raises $1.2M In Seed Funding To Give Voice To The World Of Mobile Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. tandemcap.com [edit]
  7. Tile Wants You To Stop Losing Important Stuff With Its Bluetooth Tags Plus App Combo (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Sift raises $540K to turn your inbox into a personal shopper (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  9. PlayHaven Lands $8M From GGV To Help App Developers Monetize Their Games, Expand Overseas (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Juice In The City Reels In $6 Million To Help Moms Take On Groupon (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. PlayHaven gets $1M to help developers promote mobile games (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  12. ZumoDrive Lands $1.5 Million For Cloud Storage And Syncing Application (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. FlightCaster Takes Off With $1.3 Million In Funding And A New API (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  16. The New VC Model: Small Is Beautiful (techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com) [edit]
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