Upfront Ventures

Upfront Ventures comes from various backgrounds across technology sectors as entrepreneurs, operators, and investors.
The Company invests in businesses that are technology led. The industries it focuses on include: Digital Media, Commerce Technology and Marketplaces, Consumer Goods and Services and SaaS.

Upfront Ventures invests nationwide, and occasionally in Europe and Canada.
The Company typically writes its first checks at the Seed or Series A round, reserving follow-on capital for future rounds of financing. While it's not afraid of the occasional B or C round, its current active fund is about $300 million – so Upfront Ventures is not the place to turn for your $50 million raise.
Each of the Company's funds are made up of 30-35 portfolio companies which means it makes an average of 10-12 investments into new companies every year. Upfront Ventures also regularly makes follow-on investments into its existing portfolio.

Type
Investor
HQ
Santa Monica, US
Founded
1996
Upfront Ventures was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US

Key People at Upfront Ventures

Yves Sisteron

Yves Sisteron

Managing Partner
Mark Suster

Mark Suster

Managing Partner
Dana Kibler

Dana Kibler

CFO
Stuart Lander

Stuart Lander

COO
Greg Bettinelli

Greg Bettinelli

Partner
Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang

Partner
Kara Nortman

Kara Nortman

Partner
Kobie Fuller

Kobie Fuller

Partner
Hamet Watt

Hamet Watt

Board Partner
Steven Shafran

Steven Shafran

Board Partner
Wes Nichols

Wes Nichols

Board Partner
Brett Queener

Brett Queener

Board Partner
Julian Kelly

Julian Kelly

Analyst
Chang Xu

Chang Xu

Associate
Michael Carney

Michael Carney

Associate
Kerry Bennett

Kerry Bennett

Head of Marketing
Riley McCluskey

Riley McCluskey

Associate
Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Platform

Upfront Ventures Office Locations

Upfront Ventures has an office in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
1314 7th St

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