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General Information


Fund 1, 1/2009 $10M
Fund II, 8/2011 $40M
Fund III, 9/2012 $150M


New York, USA


Managing Partner
Strategic Adviser


Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital is a venture capital investment firm focused on media and internet investments. Since its founding, Thrive has raised $200 million from institutional investors, including Princeton University, Wellcome Trust, and Hall Capital. According to a profile in Forbes, Thrive was one of three firms (joining Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners) to invest in Instagram’s $50 million Series B round at a valuation of $500 million. Forbes wrote that after Instagram sold to Facebook, “Thrive had doubled its money in 72 hours.”

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Artsy 4/2014Series B$18.5M6
Whisper 3/2014Series C$30M4
Spree Commerce 2/2014Series A$5M5
Tictail 2/2014Series A$8M3
Harry's 1/2014Venture Round$123M6
Oscar 1/2014Series A$30M4
Warby Parker 12/2013Series C$60M5
Hightower 12/2013Seed$2.12M13
Honest Buildings 12/2013Series A$4M3
Zola 11/2013Series A$3.25M1
Memoir 10/2013Convertible Note6
Twitch 9/2013Series C$20M5
Urban Compass 9/2013Series A$25M6
Oscar 7/2013Series A$40M6
OpenGov 7/2013Venture Round$4M6
Justin.TV 7/2013Venture Round$8.3M3
FiftyThree 6/2013Series A$15M9
ResearchGate 6/2013Series C$35M4
Neverware 5/2013Seed$1M8
Dwolla 5/2013Series C$16.5M4 3/2013Series A$4.2M7
JIBE 2/2013Series B$10M6
42Floors 1/2013Series B$12M4
Urban Compass 12/2012Seed$8M4
42Floors 11/2012Series A$5M8
Oppa 10/2012Venture Round$13M4
Vyclone 7/2012Venture Round$2.7M1
Bondsy 7/2012Seed6
Instagram 4/2012Series B$50M5
Dwolla 2/2012Series B$5M6
Tutorspree 12/2011Seed$1M9
Dispatch 11/2011Seed$965k12
Artsy 11/2011Series A$6M5
Codecademy 10/2011Venture Round$2.5M7
Warby Parker 9/2011Series A$12M5
Sailthru 9/2011Series A$8M6
Fab 8/2011Series A$7.7M19
Memoir 7/2011Series A$1.2M8
OnSwipe 6/2011Venture Round$5M9
JIBE 5/2011Series A$6M6
Gobble 5/2011Venture Round$1.2M14
Kickstarter 3/2011Venture Round$10M18
Giftly 3/2011Seed$2.8M6 2/2011Series A$4.4M6
SHIFT 2/2011Series A$2M12
Artsy 11/2010Convertible Note$1.25M17
Hyperpublic 9/2010Seed$1.15M7
Simple 9/2010Series A$2.9M9
Cue 8/2010Seed$700k9
GroupMe 8/2010Series A$850k11
Hot Potato 11/2009Series A$1.42M16



  1. Wikipedia ( [edit]
  2. Thrive Capital Raises New $40 Million “Scalable” Fund ( [edit]
  3. A New $150M Fund Underscores The Bigger Ambitions of Kushner’s Thrive Capital ( [edit]
  4. Thrive Capital Raising $150M Venture Fund ( [edit]
    Josh Kushner and Jared Weinstein: VC insiders ( [edit] ( [edit]
    RelateIQ Launches With $29M From Formation 8, Dustin Moskovitz And More To Be Your Next-Gen Relationship Manager ( [edit]
  5. New York Startup Artsy Raises $18.5M to Become Pandora for Fine Art ( [edit]
  6. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation ( [edit]
  7. spree commerce raises $5m in series A funding ( [edit]
  8. TicTail eCommerce Platform Lands $8 Million Led By Thrive Capital ( [edit]
  9. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick ( [edit]
  10. With An Eight-Figure Runrate, Oscar Doubles Down on Health Insurance Through $30M In New Funding ( [edit]
  11. Warby Parker Raises $60 Million From Existing Investors, Fortune Reports ( [edit]
  12. Hightower Secures $2.12M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  13. Honest Buildings Secures $4M in Series A-1 Financing ( [edit]
  14. Gilt Founder’s New Wedding Registry Startup Zola Raises $3.25M From Thrive Capital ( [edit]
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  16. Game-Streaming Platform Twitch Lands $20M Series C Ahead Of Its Xbox One, PS4 Integration ( [edit]
  17. Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors ( [edit]
  18. Thrive Capital’s Kushner Looks To Build A Modern Health Insurer With $40M For Oscar ( [edit]
  19. OpenGov Receives $4M for Transparency Software ( [edit]
  20. With 34M+ Visitors a Month, Twitch Raises $8.3M in New Venture Funding ( [edit]
  21. FiftyThree, Maker Of Drawing App Paper, Raises $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz And Others ( [edit]
  22. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists ( [edit]
  23. Neverware Raises $1M To Keep Schools’ Computers Quick Like Lightning ( [edit]
  24. Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco ( [edit]
  25. Albumatic Photo Sharing App Is Raising $4.5 Million, Says SEC Filing ( [edit]
  26. JIBE Raises $10M Series B To Make Even More Job Applications Mobile-Friendly ( [edit]
  27. 42Floors gets $12.3M to make finding office space suck less ( [edit]
  28. With $8M In Seed Funding From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database ( [edit]
  29. 42Floors Raises $5M From Dave McClure, Alexis Ohanian, Others, Expands Office Search Site To New York ( [edit]
  30. Raises $13M in Funding ( [edit]
  31. Vyclone, A Startup 2 Years In The Making, Launches With $2.7 Million From Ashton Kutcher, Live Nation And DreamWorks ( [edit]
  32. Thoughts on Leaving TechStars and a New Round of Financing ( [edit]
  33. Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram ( [edit]
  34. Dwolla Raises $5 Million Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others ( [edit]
  35. Tutorspree Raises $1 Million Round Led By Sequoia Capital ( [edit]
  36. Dispatch Raises $965K To Manage All Of Your Cloud Files From One Place ( [edit]
  37. Raises $6 Million Series A From Peter Thiel, Thrive Capital, Wendi Murdoch And Dasha Zhukova ( [edit]
  38. Codecademy Raises $2.5 Million To Teach You How To Code ( [edit]
  39. Stylish Eyewear Maker Warby Parker Tries On $12M In Funding ( [edit]
  40. Smart Email Provider Sailthru Raises $8 Million Round Led By RRE Ventures ( [edit]
  41. Ashton Kutcher-Backed Closes $7.7 Million ( [edit]
  42. TechStars NYC: Where Are They Now? ( [edit]
  43. Spark, Lightbank And Yuri Milner Get In On OnSwipe's $5M "Series Awesome" ( [edit]
  44. DFJ Leads $6 Million Round For Social Job Board Jibe ( [edit]
  45. Marketplace For Home-Cooked Food Gobble Raises $1.2M From Founder Collective, Greylock And Other Angels ( [edit]
  46. Kickstarter Fesses Up: The Crowd-Sourced Funding Startup Has Funding Too ( [edit]
  47. Giftly Now Lets You Give The Gift Of Discovery (And Some Money, Too) ( [edit]
  48. NYT DealBook ( [edit]
  49. GraphEffect Raises $2 Million To Increase Brand "Likes" On Facebook ( [edit]
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  52. BankSimple Deposits $3.1 Million From First Round, Ron Conway, And Roger Ehrenberg ( [edit]
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  55. Hot Potato Raises $1.42 For Event Social Networking ( [edit]
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