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, CA, US
Size (employees)175 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
CRV was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, 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, CA, US (HQ)
300 Hamilton Ave 3rd Floor
Boston, MA, US
855 Boylston St 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA, US
52 Zoe St, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US
568 Brannan St
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CRV News and Updates

The former managing partner of Salesforce's venture capital arm shares the hot enterprise technologies he's looking to invest in his new job with CRV

Summary List PlacementOver his eight years as managing partner at Salesforce Ventures, Matt Garratt helped make the cloud software giant into one of the most prolific and influential late-stage enterprise software investors on the market. During Garratt's tenure, Salesforce Ventures bought stakes …

Must-know promotions, exits, and hires at VC firms like Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, and Initialized Capital

Summary List Placement After it banked a $6 billion fortune on Coinbase, Andreessen Horowitz has raised a new $2.2 billion fund and hired five heavy-hitters to ramp the firm's crypto investing arm, led by Chris Dixon and Kathryn Haun. Tomicah Tillemann joins later this summer as global head of p…

VC Firm CRV Snags Salesforce Ventures’ Longtime Leader As Newest Partner

Matt Garratt is joining CRV after eight years building Salesforce Ventures into a force in enterprise tech, backing companies like Pendo, MuleSoft and Twilio. At CRV's he's reunited with former Battery Ventures colleague Murat Bicer.

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…
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CRV Online and Social Media Presence

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CRV Blogs

Powering High Stakes Data — Automating Annotations with Cord

As venture capitalists, we seek to invest in companies we believe can exponentially accelerate innovation. In my own career, I have seen several of these step changes in innovation — the democratization of mobile, the power of compute, and more recently, the rise of the developer. All three of these…

Go Figure: Transforming Compensation and Pay Equity

Announcing CRV’s Investment in FigureSoftware has introduced efficiency to many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Everything from applying to a job, signing up for an interview, and communicating with your employees — it’s all 10x better than it was decades ago.Except for compensation.For employees w…

Tuning In — The Final Frontier for Enterprise

Tuning In — The Final Frontier for EnterpriseAnnouncing CRV’s Investment in StoryboardNow that we’re just two weeks away from the end of 2020 — the infamous pandemic year — it’s worth reflecting back on the myriad ways our lifestyles have changed — perhaps permanently. More online workout classes, m…

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…
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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.