CRV (Charles River Ventures) is an early-stage venture capital firm. It primarily invests in high-growth technology companies. The firm focuses on enterprise, communications, consumer, technology, and bioengineering companies. It prefers to be the lead or first investor and acquire a minority stake in its portfolio companies, as well as provides follow-on financing to its portfolio companies.

TypeInvestor
HQPalo Alto, US
Founded1970
Size (employees)175 (est)
Websitecrv.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
CRV was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

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Key People/Management at CRV

Murat Bicer

Murat Bicer

General Partner
Max Gazor

Max Gazor

General Partner
Saar Gur

Saar Gur

General Partner
Bruce Sachs

Bruce Sachs

General Partner
Devdutt Yellurkar

Devdutt Yellurkar

General Partner
Anna Khan

Anna Khan

General Partner
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CRV Office Locations

CRV has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and San Francisco
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
300 Hamilton Ave 3rd Floor
Boston, US
855 Boylston St 10th Floor
San Francisco, US
52 Zoe St, San Francisco
San Francisco, US
568 Brannan St
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CRV News and Updates

CRV has closed its newest fund with the same amount as its previous fund; ‘We’re making a statement’

CRV, the early-stage venture firm that is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, has just closed its newest fund with $600 million in capital commitments. The firm asserts that it garnered the pledges entirely during the pandemic, saying it kicked off its fundraising efforts in April. Just as n…

Gtmhub raises $9M from CRV after posting 400% ARR growth in the last year

This week Gtmhub announced a $9 million Series A led by CRV. The investment was not a large round, even for an A. But the capital found its way into one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies that we’ve spoken with recently, which made it interesting all the same. And, the firm was willing to talk [……

Slack Fund, Haystack and CRV invest $4 million in Parabol, the meta-meeting software toolkit

These days it’s not enough to have meetings. Now tech companies need to have meetings about meetings — and to ensure that this can happen efficiently(?), a Los Angeles company called Parabol has just raised $4 million. Founded in Brooklyn with a workforce that’s mostly virtual, the new-ish company m…

CRV boosts enterprise team with two hires

CRV announced it has tapped two new additions to its enterprise team. Joining the firm are Anna Khan as general partner and Kristin Baker Spohn as venture partner.

CRV hires Anna Khan as a general partner focused on enterprise

Anna Khan and Kristin Baker Spohn have joined CRV as a GP and a venture partner, respectively.

CRV Online and Social Media Presence

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CRV Blogs

Thanks for your question Shaan.

Thanks for your question Shaan. I actually think the personal finance space is very interesting but few people pay for the service as a subscription and the only way to make money long term is off of recommending other financial products which may not be a good long term solution. In general, person…

Moving FaaSt — The Finance-as-a-Service TechScape

Moving FaaSt — The Finance-as-a-Service TechScapeIntroVisa’s purchase of Plaid for $5.3B, Paypal’s purchase of Honey for $4B and Chime’s recent $500M round are all examples of “fintech’s” renaissance in the last 5 years. But behind all the shiny fintech value generation— there was a secondary revolu…

Back to the Basics — 5 SaaS Metrics to monitor in these trying times

Back to the Basics — 5 SaaS Metrics to monitor in these trying timesYou’re a SaaS company and everyone thinks you’re protected against the crisis. Your product isn’t sold on store shelves and therefore you have nothing to worry about?Wrong.A lot of VCs in the ecosystem (myself included) have been to…

Thanks Mend-Orshikh /MJ/!

Thanks Mend-Orshikh /MJ/!

The Source on Open Source

A ReadMe on Building a Valuable OS Business

5 Tips for Pitching a Deck that Captures an Investor’s Attention

For a founder, fundraising can be an overwhelming process. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make it less time-consuming and more successful. Putting together a strong pitch deck that tells your story, introduces your team and company, and showcases the value of what you offer is one…
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CRV Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CRV founded?

    CRV was founded in 1970.

  • Who are CRV key executives?

    CRV's key executives are Murat Bicer, Max Gazor and Saar Gur.

  • How many employees does CRV have?

    CRV has 175 employees.

  • Where is CRV headquarters?

    CRV headquarters is located at 300 Hamilton Ave 3rd Floor, Palo Alto.

  • Where are CRV offices?

    CRV has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and San Francisco.

  • How many offices does CRV have?

    CRV has 4 offices.