Founded in 2007, Ridge Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in experienced founders redefining how the world interacts with software. We back companies delivering advanced technologies, new distribution models and incredible user experiences to market. Our approach – fast, flexible and founder-focused – creates the right relationship from the word “go” helping companies become market leaders quickly. Alignment matters. Here’s the proof: Krux, MindMeld, TellTale Games, Next Games, Minted, Fastly, for starters.
Ridge Ventures was formerly IDG Ventures USA.
SoftTech VC is one of the original micro VC firms, founded in 2004 and backing over 135 early-stage start-ups. Based in Palo Alto, the firm manages two institutionally-backed funds and invests in Silicon Valley, New York, Southern California, Boulder and Canada. SoftTech VC is among the most active investors in early stage consumer Internet and B2B startups, consistently investing in 20 new opportunities a year. We seek great entrepreneurs, differentiated products and large market opportunities.
CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler. The fund invests in and works with information technology companies at any stage but is primarily focused on seed and early stage investments.
The firm raised its inaugural $20 million fund in September of 2011. Investors in CrunchFund include AOL, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, the founding partners of Andreessen Horowitz, each of the general partners of Benchmark Capital, Ron Conway, Yuri Milner, Brad Garlinghouse &Kevin Rose.
Kima Ventures is the fund created by Jeremie Berrebi, a serial entrepreneur and Xavier Niel, the founder and CEO of Free.fr, one of the largest ISP in France and one of the most famous CEO/billionaire in France.
IDG-ACCEL China is managed by IDG Capital Partners, which, as a leading investment team in China, was among the first to introduce foreign venture capital investment into China in early 1990’s. Since then it invested in around 300 diverse successful portfolios, such as Baidu, Sohu, Tencent, Soufun, Ctrip, Tudou, Qihu360, Home Inns, Hanting and Kanghui. Over 70 portfolios have successfully completed IPO or M&A. IDG-Accel China primarily focuses on leading companies in consumer products, franchise services, internet and wireless application, new media, education, healthcare and new energy sectors.