Having worked in companies â€” from established businesses such as IBM and Hitachi to start-ups like Inktomi â€” and in the VC world for the last 25 years, I strongly believe venture capital needs to change. We must take the best of what the early venture capitalists did and combine that with the rapidly changing world of today.
KPG is not your fatherâ€™s VC firm to borrow a clichÃ© from the car company and hereâ€™s why.
KPG is small and focused solely on the consumer Internet space making it easy for you to determine a fit.
We have the operational expertise you need to grow your business from an idea on a paper napkin to a company of sustained value.
We make decisions fast so you donâ€™t have to wait for Monday partner meetings to get a response, and we move quickly to respond to the competitive landscape.
We have an excellent network of relationships to help your company with its needs in everything from recruiting to growing revenue.
|Jan, 2015||Sendbloom||$1.3M / Seed||Vince Vannelli|
|Dec, 2014||MindMeld||$13M / Series A||—|
|Oct, 2012||MindMeld||$2.4M / Venture (Lead)||—|
|Aug, 2011||Jildy||$650k / Seed||—|
|Sep, 2010||TuneUp||$4.3M / Series C||Vince Vannelli|
|Sep, 2010||TuneUp||$6.3M / Series C||Vince Vannelli|
|Dec, 2009||Sociable Labs||undisclosed amount / Series A||—|
|Jun, 2009||ORCA, Inc.||$2M / Series A||—|
|May, 2009||TuneUp||$3M / Series A (Lead)||Vince Vannelli|
|Mar, 2009||Lexy||$1.25M / Seed||Dave Hills|
|Mar, 2009||Cake Financial||undisclosed amount / Series B||—|
|Feb, 2009||Ludic Labs||$5M / Venture||—|
|Sep, 2008||Sportgenic||$10M / Series B||Vince Vannelli|
|Jul, 2008||Sportgenic||$1.49M / Series A||Vince Vannelli|
|Jun, 2008||NileGuide||$8M / Series B||—|
|Oct, 2007||BrightRoll||$5M / Series B||Vince Vannelli|
|Oct, 2007||SezWho||$1M / Series A (Lead)||—|
|Aug, 2007||Doppelganger||$11M / Series D||Vince Vannelli|
|2007||Sportgenic||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Oct, 2006||Ribbit||$3.3M / Series A||—|
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Board Members and Advisors (2)Update
|Dec 18, 2014||WSJ Blogs - Expect Labs Raises $13 Million for ‘Anticipatory’ Computing|
|Nov 11, 2014||TechCrunch - Confirmed: Yahoo Is Acquiring Video Ad Company BrightRoll For $640M|
|Oct 20, 2014||TechCrunch - Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M|
|May 1, 2013||ZD Net - 'Psychic Siri' tech gets cash injection from Samsung, Intel, Telefonica|
|May 1, 2013||The Next Web - Samsung, Intel and Telefónica invest in Expect Labs and its intelligent prediction software|
|Dec 20, 2012||The Next Web - Expect Labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine|
|Dec 20, 2012||Venture Beat - Searching without searching: Expect Labs taps Nuance for bold predictive computing tech|
|Nov 13, 2012||Venture Beat - Dylan's Desk: Artificial intelligence's new hope is ... targeted marketing|
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