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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.

Fighting Cancer Through Early Detection and New Therapies: Menlo’s Investments in Delfi and Opna
Building the Organizational Knowledge Graph: Our Series B Investment in Sana
Use Pinecone to See Which Parent Most Resembles Your Kids
Experimentation for the Modern Growth Stack: Our Investment in Eppo
Finch: Bringing Data Interoperability to the Employment Sector
Evan Reiser, CEO of Abnormal Security

Abnormal Security Hits $4B Valuation in 4 Years

Abnormal Security reached a major milestone today: The four-year-old company is now valued at $4 billion after raising $210M in Series C funding.

Investing in RelationalAI: Evolving the Modern Data Stack

RAI has created perhaps one of the most unique and powerful databases in the world.

Our Investment in Obsidian Security: Securing the Most Critical Business Applications for the Enterprise
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AI for Contact Centers: Menlo’s Series C Investment in Observe.AI
Why Menlo Ventures Invested in TruEra
Siteline: Attacking the Payments Problem in Construction

Our Investment in Parade: Unlocking Efficiency in Freight Brokerage

Below the surface of the freight industry lies a fragmented relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers that makes the very movement of goods throughout the United States incredibly complex.

Bringing Mortgage Tech into the Modern Age: Our Investment in Polly
Why Menlo Ventures Invested in Julia Computing
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Our Investment in Observable: Unlocking the Data Opportunity
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
Fighting Cancer Through Early Detection and New Therapies: Menlo’s Investments in Delfi and Opna

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide.

January 11, 2023Johnny Hu
Building the Organizational Knowledge Graph: Our Series B Investment in Sana

There’s been a seismic shift in the environment for learning and training on the job.

December 13, 2022JP Sanday, Andreas Vandris and Weber Wong
Use Pinecone to See Which Parent Most Resembles Your Kids

In March, we announced our lead investment in the Series A for Pinecone, a semantic search database powered by vector embedding search.

July 18, 2022Tim Tully
Experimentation for the Modern Growth Stack: Our Investment in Eppo

Experimentation is a key lever for growth, yet 90% of experimentation workflows today are manual.

June 22, 2022Naomi Pilosof Ionita
Finch: Bringing Data Interoperability to the Employment Sector

The fintech industry has grown exponentially in recent years with a next-gen cohort of outstanding entrepreneurs deconstructing monolithic legacy solutions.

June 8, 2022Croom Beatty and Matt Murphy
Abnormal Security Hits $4B Valuation in 4 Years

Abnormal Security reached a major milestone today: The four-year-old company is now valued at $4 billion after raising $210M in Series C funding.

May 10, 2022Venky Ganesan
Investing in RelationalAI: Evolving the Modern Data Stack

RAI has created perhaps one of the most unique and powerful databases in the world.

April 26, 2022Tim Tully
Our Investment in Obsidian Security: Securing the Most Critical Business Applications for the Enterprise

Business today lives in SaaS applications. In fact, the average enterprise organization uses no less than 150 separate SaaS applications.

April 14, 2022Venky Ganesan, Feyza Haskaraman and Derek Xiao
AI for Contact Centers: Menlo’s Series C Investment in Observe.AI

We’re pleased to again invest in Observe.AI’s Series C round to fuel their next stage of development and product innovation.

April 12, 2022Steve Sloane
Why Menlo Ventures Invested in TruEra

Every company is a software company. Moreover, every company is now an AI/ML company.

March 28, 2022Tim Tully
Siteline: Attacking the Payments Problem in Construction

As repeat investors in the construction technology space, we have been vocal about the opportunities to build valuable companies in the category.

February 24, 2022Tyler Sosin
Our Investment in Parade: Unlocking Efficiency in Freight Brokerage

Below the surface of the freight industry lies a fragmented relationship between shippers, brokers, and carriers that makes the very movement of goods throughout the United States incredibly complex.

February 9, 2022Steve Sloane and Feyza Haskaraman
Bringing Mortgage Tech into the Modern Age: Our Investment in Polly

The U.S. mortgage industry is one of the largest in the world, with roughly $11 trillion of residential mortgage debt outstanding and $2.6 trillion of new originations forecasted this year.

January 26, 2022Tyler Sosin
Why Menlo Ventures Invested in Julia Computing

Julia, the “Ju” in Jupyter, is a programming language that will soon be the standard in scientific computing, replacing MatLab and R, but is also popular on the server due to speed, multiple dispatch/type system, as well as a vast set of libraries that aid rapid application development.

January 25, 2022Tim Tully
Our Investment in Observable: Unlocking the Data Opportunity

The next-gen data stack is one of the most active and compelling areas of venture investing right now.

January 13, 2022Matt Murphy
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