Venture51

Venture51 invests in high technology companies and is based on the premise for a new, modern venture capital firm that supports the most promising founders in high-growth markets. The firm focuses on investments after the Seed Round but prior to the Series A Round, in a niche Venture51 calls the 'Traction Gap.' Venture51 has made Fund of Funds investments in: Social Leverage, EchoVC, The Designer Fund, and 500 Startups. The firm's sector focus includes the following themes: Digital Household, Mobile Ecosystem, Edge Enterprise, New Commerce, Health & Self, Professional, Plumbing, and Edu-Tech. The firm makes an average initial investment of $750K, ranging from $500K to $1M, with selective follow-on reserves. The initial ownership target is 7 - 10%. Venture51 focuses on investments in the Bay Area, New York and Southern California. However growing markets like Austin and Boulder are also interesting.
Investor Firms That Co-Invest with Venture51
Venture51 Team
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Ryan Swagar
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $300K - $1M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Advertising, Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Education, Investors in Games, Investors in Local Services, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in Social Commerce
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Brandon Zeuner
Venture51·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $300K - $1M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AR/VR, Investors in Cloud Infrastructure, Investors in Entertainment & Sports, Investors in Future of Work, Investors in Gaming/eSports, Investors in Messaging, Investors in Parenting/Families, Investors in Sales & CRM, Investors in SMB Software