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About Menlo Labs

We are a new kind of venture studio, helping founders create category-defining companies. Our team of experienced operators and investors partner with entrepreneurs to de-risk the opportunity and maximize their chances of success. At the earliest stage, we validate the idea—assessing the customer need and competition, ensuring the solution is technically feasible and financially viable—to prove that it can become a profitable business that VCs will back. Then we start building.

We operate in the trenches with our founders, engaging on key decisions and strategic plans. We offer coaching and guidance through the good times and the bad. We do the legwork to give founders a leg up, so they can move faster with more focus, more confidence, and support from every angle.

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Menlo Labs companies

Founders exit Menlo Labs with a product roadmap, an org plan, a budget, and most importantly, a shared conviction in the opportunity.

riva
riva

Riva Health provides a digital cardiology platform designed to give patients a comprehensive, equitable, and accessible way to manage hypertension and heart disease.

Milestones
  • 2013 Founded
  • 2017 Incubated by Menlo Labs
  • 2019 Seed
  • 2021 Series A
Partner
Leadership
TS
Tuhin Sinha

President

DK
Dag Kittlaus

CEO

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sticky 1
sticky 1

Named after the sticky note, Sticky is pursuing the holy grail of personal productivity. The company aims to reduce busywork and ensure we all have the correct information at our fingertips when needed.

Milestones
  • 2020 Co-founded
  • 2022 Seed
Leadership
AL
Andrew Lassetter

DW
David William

TS
Tamzin Selvi

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alcove
alcove

Alcove is a procurement management platform for interior designers, increasing efficiency and productivity so they can focus on creating beautiful spaces.

Milestones
  • 2020 Co-founded
  • 2022 Seed
Partner
Leadership
Valeria Albino

Founder & CEO

Jake Hall

Co-Founder & CTO

Paige Green

Co-Founder & CPO

fractal
fractal

Fractal 5 is architecting a social platform focused on interpersonal relationships, enabling users to foster meaningful personal interactions.

Milestones
  • 2020 Co-founded
  • 2021 Seed
Leadership
GH
Gummi Hafsteinsson

BG
Bjorgvin Gudmundsson

SM
Sara Masdottir

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Squint logo

Squint aims to make augmented reality (AR) as accessible as the internet. Their first commercial product is a next-generation manufacturing technology solution that uses AR to optimize a factory's procedures and workforce from a mobile device.

Milestones
  • 2021 Co-founded
  • 2022 Pre-Seed
Partner
Leadership
Devin Bhushan

Founder & CEO

Dylan Conway

Founding Product Lead

Jim Zhu

Founding Engineering Lead

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WorkUp logo
WorkUp logo

WorkUp is a talent pipeline management tool to help the healthcare system solve the clinical workforce shortage.

Milestones
  • 2022 Co-founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Seed
Partner
Leadership
ZF
Zachary Fleitman

Founder & CEO

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Skeema logo

Skeema is a human-centered way to manage your tabs that helps you declutter your mind and your browser.

Milestones
  • 2021 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Pre-Seed
Partner
Leadership
Niki Kittur

Founder

RegSpot logo
RegSpot logo

Regspot provides AI-assisted compliance review of marketing materials and 24×7 monitoring for financial services companies.

Milestones
  • 2023 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Seed
Leadership
Dhruv Dhingra

Founder & CEO

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