Investing Profile

Avidan Ross

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Founding Partner at Root Ventures

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Columbia University in the City of New York Network
70 CONNECTIONS
Excite@Home Network
14 CONNECTIONS
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$500K - $2.0M
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$150M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Dusty Robotics
Series BMay 2022$45M
Series AJun 2021$17M
Seed RoundNov 2019$5M
Pre Seed RoundAug 2018$2.2M
Seed RoundAug 2018$2.2M
$71M
Co-investors: Steve Anderson (Baseline Ventures), Alexander Niehenke (Scale Venture Partners), Richard Boyle (Canaan Partners), Ian Rountree (Cantos Ventures)
Esper
Series COct 2021$60M
Series BMay 2021$30M
Series AFeb 2020$7.6M
Seed RoundJun 2018$4.1M
$110M
Co-investors: Andy Vitus (Scale Venture Partners), Tim Porter (Madrona Ventures), Semil Shah (Haystack), Bobby Yazdani (Cota Capital), Philine Huizing (Insight Partners), Sunil Nagaraj (Ubiquity Ventures), Clark Landry
Particle
Series COct 2019$40M
Series BJul 2017$20M
Series ANov 2016$10M
Seed RoundJul 2014$4.2M
$76M
Co-investors: Cyril Ebersweiler (SOSV), Duncan Turner (SOSV), Robert Bibow (Parkway VC), Gregory Baker (Bascom Ventures), Anton Simunovic (Alumni Ventures Group), Andrew Parker (Spero Ventures), Mark Jacobsen (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), Jesse Robbins (Heavybit), Jim Andelman (Bonfire Ventures), Sebastien de Halleux (Graph Ventures), Sameer Reddy (Energy Impact Partners), Carlos Kokron (Qualcomm Ventures)
nTopology
Series BJul 2019$20M
$140M
Co-investors: John Curtius (Tiger Global Management), Hrach Simonian (Canaan Partners), James Hardiman (DCVC (Data Collective)), Joshua Fredberg (Insight Partners), Ryan Gembala (Pathbreaker Ventures), Greg Schroy, Bob Pasker
XStream Trucking
Series AMay 2019$11M
$11M
Co-investors: Doug Renert (Tandem), Stephanie Palmeri (NextView Ventures), Maurice Gunderson (AutoTech Ventures), Jason Schoettler (Calibrate Ventures)
TruckLabs
Series AMay 2019$11M
$26M
Co-investors: Jason Schoettler (Calibrate Ventures), Ken Hood (FusionX Ventures), Stephanie Palmeri (NextView Ventures)
Nordsense
Seed RoundMay 2017$2.1M
$2.1M
Co-investors: Greg Papadopoulos (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Jim Andelman (Bonfire Ventures), Juha Christensen, Henrik Rosendahl
Shaper
Angel RoundAug 2014
Angel RoundAug 2014
$16M
Co-investors: Cyril Ebersweiler (SOSV), Vic Singh (ENIAC Ventures), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), Tim Young (ENIAC Ventures), Hadley Harris (ENIAC Ventures), Josef Feldman (Tectonic Capital)
Founding Partner Root Ventures2011 - Present
Chief Technology Officer / Investments The CIM Group2004 - 2012
Director of Technology WHW Capital2002 - 2004
Network / Hardware Engineer Excite@Home2000 - 2000
Columbia University in the City of New York Bachelor's degree Computer Science