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.

HQPalo Alto, US
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
568 Brannan St
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CRV News and Updates

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

D2C 2.0: The Rise of Infrastructure

Billions of dollars in venture capital have poured into direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands over the past ten years, funding hundreds of upstart brands challenging the incumbents in nearly every product category. These brands, once ignored by investors, are now raising multi-million dollar rounds pre-la…

Dropping out of college for Techstars with Bharat Pulgam (Runerra)

Runerra co-founders (from left to right) Niel Patel, Sam Lerdahl, Josh Chang, and Bharat Pulgam.We’re excited to feature Bharat Pulgam, co-founder and CEO of Runerra. Runerra is a peer-to-peer delivery app that allows users to request products and get them delivered by friends and neighbors who are …

Accelerated’s Direct to Consumer Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like us, you’re constantly tempted to buy from the new D2C brands popping up on your Instagram feed (thanks @thingtesting, @redantler, and @ginlane!). We have to hold ourselves back most of the year, but the holidays provide the perfect excuse to buy from the brands you’ve been following. …

This is a super helpful analysis — thanks so much for doing this!

This is a super helpful analysis — thanks so much for doing this! When you refer to the group of top grossing free to download apps for the DAU/MAU analysis — is this the top 100 or another group?

Bird’s new Platform program and the rise of the “business in a box”

This week, CRV portfolio company Bird publicly announced a new platform for independent operators to manage their own scooter fleets. Bird will sell the scooters and provide access to a marketplace of chargers and mechanics in exchange for a 20% revenue share. We’re incredibly excited about this pro…

Getting into private equity with Magdalena Kala (Bain Capital)

This week, we had the opportunity to talk with Magdalena Kala, a VP at Bain Capital. Bain’s private equity team invests in late stage companies across industries. Magdalena specializes in consumer, retail, and restaurant — where the firm’s investments include TOMS, Michaels, and Canada Goose.Magdale…
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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.

  • 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 3 offices.