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MAVEN VENTURES
We make $750K-$1M Seed investments in founders with the potential to build billion-dollar businesses.

CONSUMER SOFTWARE VENTURE CAPITAL

Portfolio
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Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform.
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Cruise is building the leading highway autopilot technology. Acquired by General Motors.
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Chariot is a network of fast, reliable, and affordable commuter shuttles. Acquired by Ford Smart Mobility.
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Epic! is the leading all-you-can-read eBook service with over 15,000 quality books for kids 12 and under.
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Embark is building leading autonomous vehicle technology for the trucking industry.
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Hello Heart is a clinically based mobile solution for heart disease – the #1 cause of death in the world.
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Carrot provides access to fertility information and treatment options for modern women, men, and couples to plan their families.
Team
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Jim Scheinman
Founding Managing Partner
Jim Scheinman is the Founding Managing Partner at Maven Ventures, a leading seed stage venture firm for emerging consumer software and autonomous technology startups. Jim has been fortunate to have achieved …
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Sara Deshpande
Partner
Sara Deshpande is a Partner at Maven Ventures where she invests broadly in high growth consumer software, with a focus on mobile, digital health, family tech, marketplaces, alternative protein, and other emerging consumer trends. Since joining Maven …
Mentors
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Josh Elman
Robinhood, Greylock, Facebook, Twitter
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Andy Johns
Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Unusual Ventures
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Annie Chang
Homejoy, Lolapps
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Akash Garg
Twitter, Uber, Afterpay Touch
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Cat Lee
Facebook, Pinterest, Maveron
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Gustaf Alstromer
YCombinator, Airbnb, Voxer
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Elliot Shmukler
Instacart, Wealthfront, Linkedin
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Aaron Batalion
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Living Social
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Andrew Chen
Andreessen Horowitz, Uber
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Darius Contractor
Bebo, Dropbox, Facebook
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Nir Eyal
TechCrunch, Business Insider, Psychology Today
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Dan Barak
Lyft, Facebook, Stackbit
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