Ridge Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in experienced founders redefining how the world interacts with software. It backs companies delivering advanced technologies, new distribution models and incredible user experiences to market. Ridge Ventures' approach - fast, flexible and founder-focused - creates the right relationship from the word “go” helping companies become market leaders quickly. 

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Ridge Ventures was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US
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Key People/Management at Ridge Ventures

Alexander Rosen

Alexander Rosen

Managing Partner
Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker

Nancy Thomson

Nancy Thomson

Chief of Staff
Yousuf Khan

Yousuf Khan

Gil Penchina

Gil Penchina

Venture Partner
Pat Kenealy

Pat Kenealy

Venture Partner
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Ridge Ventures Office Locations

Ridge Ventures has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
1 Letterman Drive Bldg D #P100, San Francisco
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Ridge Ventures News and Updates

Ridge Ventures Raises Oversubscribed $130M Fourth Fund

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ridge Ventures, a leading venture capital fund that backs early-stage enterprise startups, is announcing the close of its fourth fund. The $130M fund was backed by institutional investors including foundations, endowments, funds of...

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Ridge Ventures Blogs

Ridge Trailblazers: Lightyear Rewrites the Telecom Procurement Playbook

A much-needed facelift for the $1 trillion telecom industryBy Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge VenturesLight years aheadThe B2B telecom landscape has been stuck in neutral for decades. I saw it firsthand as the CIO of companies like Pure Storage, Automation Anywhere, and Qualys, but experienced it most…

Ridge Trailblazers: Cerby Illuminates $400 Billion Shadow IT Problem

This shadow IT stopper is in a league of its ownBy Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge VenturesIn February, Ridge Ventures led an investment in Cerby, the startup that’s addressing the $400 billion “shadow IT” problem. It sounds like the title of a Tom Clancy novel, but shadow IT is actually when a non-IT…

Ridge Adds Three New Venture Partners

Wendy Phillips, Minn Kim, and Indy Guha join The Ridge FamiliaThe best things come in threes: musketeers, nucleotides, Steph Curry three-pointers, and Venture Partners. Today, Ridge Ventures welcomes the latter — three of them! — to our growing team as we kick off our 15th year of backing SaaS-ation…

Cerby: The Antidote for Shadow IT

Cerby Series A helps combat the $400 billion shadow IT problemThe term “shadow IT” isn’t as nefarious as it sounds: it’s simply when a non-IT employee uses an app without approval from their IT department. But shadow IT is a problem — a $400 billion problem, to be exact — and Ridge Ventures’ lead in…

Erase the Hate: Spectrum Labs Series B Aids Fight Against Online Abuse

Detoxing the internet with AI-powered content moderationIn September of 2020, Ridge backed Spectrum Labs’ Series A to help detoxify online platforms inundated with hate speech, bullying, and other harmful behaviors. 16 months later, we’ve invested in Spectrum Labs’ $32 million Series B because the f…

Chisel: The Product Manager’s Best Friend

Chisel’s Pre-Seed funding helps more PMs streamline day-to-day operationsCredit: VecteezyIn recent years, apps catering to software developers, designers, and project managers have emerged as more and more verticals digitally transform.One segment of employees hasn’t had its moment in the limelight:…
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Ridge Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ridge Ventures founded?

    Ridge Ventures was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Ridge Ventures key executives?

    Ridge Ventures's key executives are Alexander Rosen, Brendan Baker and Nancy Thomson.

  • Where is Ridge Ventures headquarters?

    Ridge Ventures headquarters is located at 1 Letterman Drive Bldg D #P100, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Ridge Ventures offices?

    Ridge Ventures has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Ridge Ventures have?

    Ridge Ventures has 1 office.