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Our Investment in Barnyard Games: Pioneering Social Games for the Unreal Engine for Fortnite Ecosystem

Gaming is in a golden age. Over the last decade, gaming has seen the rise of iconic studios whose titles have reshaped how consumers socialize and play today.

Menlo Raises $1.35 Billion to Fund a New Generation of Startups
Riding the EV Wave: Our Investment in Arc
Our Investment in Cartwheel: Improving Youth Mental Health
Menlo Ventures Doubles Down on Consumer Investing With New Partner Amy Wu
The Seven Generative AI Building Blocks for the Next Generation of Consumer Technology Companies

Menlo’s Fintech Outlook for 2023

At Menlo Ventures, we’ve invested in fintech for a long time and, despite the volatility of the last two years, believe there’s still a lot to be excited about.

Back to Basics: Fundamentals for Building Breakout Consumer Companies

Economic downturns force us to get back to basics: The cost of new capital and low valuation multiples—even for top-performing public companies—force startups to make substantial progress per dollar to get a term sheet, much less an up round.

How Key Sectors Might Fare During a Post-COVID Recession
Catching Lightning in a Bottle
A Disruptive Vision Achieved: Celebrating Warby Parker’s Direct Listing
Celebrating Rover: Best in Show With Nasdaq Debut

Unbundling Amazon: How ShipBob Is Revolutionizing the Fulfillment Layer of E-commerce

E-commerce has given millions of entrepreneurs the ability to launch new businesses. However, in recent years, it’s started to feel like Amazon has won the battle for e-commerce, commoditizing merchants on top of its monolithic stack.

Our Investment in Riva Health: Building the Future of Cardiovascular Healthcare
Our Investment in Photomath: Changing the Future of Math Tutoring
Congratulations to Poshmark on Its IPO: Presenting the Future of Shopping
Our Investment in Barnyard Games: Pioneering Social Games for the Unreal Engine for Fortnite Ecosystem

Gaming is in a golden age. Over the last decade, gaming has seen the rise of iconic studios whose titles have reshaped how consumers socialize and play today.

December 14, 2023Amy Wu and Derek Xiao
Menlo Raises $1.35 Billion to Fund a New Generation of Startups

Menlo Ventures has raised $1.35 billion to invest in promising technology companies leading the AI transformation.

November 16, 2023
Riding the EV Wave: Our Investment in Arc

Led by a team of former rocket engineers and marine enthusiasts, Arc blends modern aerospace design and manufacturing techniques with traditional marine craftsmanship.

September 27, 2023Shawn Carolan and Katie Keller
Our Investment in Cartwheel: Improving Youth Mental Health

The single greatest health concern facing American kids and teens today is a crisis in mental health.

September 26, 2023Greg Yap and Derek Xiao
Menlo Ventures Doubles Down on Consumer Investing With New Partner Amy Wu

Amy joins us to expand Menlo’s long-standing consumer practice and lead us into new categories, drawing on her strong gaming expertise and fearless exploration of new consumer experiences.

June 15, 2023Shawn Carolan
The Seven Generative AI Building Blocks for the Next Generation of Consumer Technology Companies

OpenAI’s ChatGPT reached 100 million monthly active users just two months after launch, setting the new standard for the fastest-growing consumer application in history. The landmark achievement underscored the strength of generative AI’s pull in consumer markets—surpassing even the breakthroughs of the internet and smartphones.

April 27, 2023Shawn Carolan, Katie Keller and Derek Xiao
Menlo’s Fintech Outlook for 2023

At Menlo Ventures, we’ve invested in fintech for a long time and, despite the volatility of the last two years, believe there’s still a lot to be excited about.

February 15, 2023Aunkur Arya, Croom Beatty and Tyler Sosin
Back to Basics: Fundamentals for Building Breakout Consumer Companies

Economic downturns force us to get back to basics: The cost of new capital and low valuation multiples—even for top-performing public companies—force startups to make substantial progress per dollar to get a term sheet, much less an up round.

January 18, 2023Shawn Carolan and Katie Keller
How Key Sectors Might Fare During a Post-COVID Recession

As we consider the post-COVID economy, we reflect on previous recessions to inform our predictions about how various asset classes and business models might perform.

June 1, 2022Steve Sloane
Catching Lightning in a Bottle

How to align product with what customers want, differentiate from competitors, and win your market

October 13, 2021Shawn Carolan
A Disruptive Vision Achieved: Celebrating Warby Parker’s Direct Listing

Today we congratulate Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt, Jeff Raider, and the entire Warby Parker team on becoming a publicly-traded company.

September 29, 2021Mark Siegel
Celebrating Rover: Best in Show With Nasdaq Debut

Today we congratulate CEO Aaron Easterly and the entire Rover team on becoming a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: ROVR).

August 2, 2021Venky Ganesan
Unbundling Amazon: How ShipBob Is Revolutionizing the Fulfillment Layer of E-commerce

E-commerce has given millions of entrepreneurs the ability to launch new businesses. However, in recent years, it’s started to feel like Amazon has won the battle for e-commerce, commoditizing merchants on top of its monolithic stack.

June 29, 2021Croom Beatty
Our Investment in Riva Health: Building the Future of Cardiovascular Healthcare

Nearly half of U.S. adults—108 million people—have high blood pressure, which is the #1 controllable risk for both heart disease and stroke, the two leading worldwide causes of death.

March 17, 2021Greg Yap
Our Investment in Photomath: Changing the Future of Math Tutoring

A very real concern emerging from the pandemic is the impact of remote learning on students who require more hands-on, personalized instruction.

February 18, 2021JP Sanday and Feyza Haskaraman
Congratulations to Poshmark on Its IPO: Presenting the Future of Shopping

Today we congratulate CEO Manish Chandra, co-founders Tracy Sun, Gautam Golwala, Chetan Pungaliya, CFO Anan Kashyap, and the entire team at Poshmark on going public (NASDAQ: POSH)!

January 14, 2021Venky Ganesan
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