Overview

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Investments
110 Investments in 25 Companies
Born:
January 1, 1900
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
Website:
http://ffvc.com/team/john-frankel/
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John Frankel is the founding partner of ff Venture Capital and has been a seed- and early-stage investor since late 1999. John focuses on advising and growing technology and technology-enabled companies across emerging industries, including smart locks, cloud-based security, machine learning and artificial intelligence, UAVs, enterprise software and crowdfunding, among others. He has served on the boards of more than 35 companies and has led investments in more than 80 companies, including Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Indiegogo, Ionic Security, Unikey, Socure, GreatHorn, SkyCatch, Plated, 500px, Distil Networks, and Bottlenose.

Prior to founding ffVC, John worked at Goldman Sachs for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering and capital markets. At Goldman Sachs, he worked closely with some of the world’s leading hedge fund managers and developed a keen understanding of emerging technologies and portfolio risk/return management.John started his business career in London with Arthur Andersen having earned a Master of Arts from New College, Oxford, where he studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Logic. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Founder & Partner

Jan 1, 2008 - Current   (over 8 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$6.3M / Series A
Jun, 2016$1M / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2016$3.8M / Seed
Nov, 2015$3.17M / Series A
Oct, 2015$5.1M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2015$4.2M / Series A
Sep, 2015$1.3M / Venture
Aug, 2015$7M / Series A
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Jul, 2015$13M / Series B
Jun, 2015$21M / Series B
Jun, 2015$480.62k / Series A
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Series A
Apr, 2015$10M / Series A
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / Series A
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Mar, 2015$9.8M / Series A
Feb, 2015$13.5M / Series B
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2014$1.5M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2014$750k / Debt Financing
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Aug, 2014$15M / Series A
Jul, 2014$325k / Convertible Note
Jul, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
May, 2014$10M / Series A
Apr, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Apr, 2014$1.85M / Seed
Apr, 2014$100k / Debt Financing
Apr, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Mar, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Feb, 2014$1.54M / Seed
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B
Feb, 2014$1.8M / Seed
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Jan, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note

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