Javelin Venture Partners was founded by former entrepreneurs with a first-hand appreciation of what it takes to develop a company from concept to thriving enterprise. We have been in your chair…resource constrained and exhausted, but driving forward with full confidence that your start-up has incredible potential to change the world. We’re here to help – providing capital, guidance, access to an expansive network and most importantly, entrepreneurial DNA.
We invest in early-stage tech companies with incredible potential, managed by teams of energetic, trustworthy and capable leaders. Key focus areas include cloud, big data, enterprise software, SaaS, e-commerce, mobile, health/wellness and digital media. We look for advanced innovations, where the addressable market size is substantial and strong competitive advantages exist. Our typical investment is between $250K to $5 million, with reserves for follow-on investments. Our office is located in San Francisco, but we invest throughout the world.
- Amount: $250K – $1 million
- Profile: Great team, large target market and defensible technology and/or market strategy
- Status: Prototype or proof of concept product to early customer testing/adoption
- Series A
- Amount: $1.5 million – $5 million
- Profile: Same attributes as Seed stage plus released product and early revenue
- Status: Product is on the market with some customer/user validation and early revenues are flowing
If you’re interested in more than just capital from your venture capital partners, and the idea of working with investors who know exactly what you’re going through appeals to you, then we encourage you to contact us.
David Rogier, MasterClass
“Alex and the team from Javelin are incredible. They are exceptionally devoted to helping their entrepreneurs. They become part of the team. Alex is always looking for ways to help and he always delivers. He’s helped us sign instructors, fundraise, close important deals and recruit executives. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”
Jonathan Swanson, Thumbtack
“Javelin has been essential to our success. The team exemplifies the best of venture capital: they saw our potential when others didn’t and have supported us throughout all our challenges and successes; the partners are entrepreneurs so they bring real world experience and an appreciation for the different stages startups go through; the team is reliably available around the clock, for recruiting help, thinking through an important deal, or just brainstorming product improvements; and most importantly, we’ve grown to really trust and personally enjoy the entire team.”
Tarkan Maner, Nexenta
“Every great business requires its own ecosystem to underpin its success, and Javelin has been a key supporter to Nexenta from the company’s Series A to today. Thanks in no small part to Javelin’s unwavering commitment, Nexenta’s vision for software defined storage has taken center stage in the new enterprise data center. It’s a relationship I value greatly!”
Michael Carvin, SmartAsset
“Whether I have good news to report or need assistance thinking through solutions to a problem, Javelin is my first phone call. I have found their unwavering support as both seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced investors to be invaluable. The partners have lived through the challenges of growing a company and truly understand how to scale, how to hire, how to motivate, how to operate and most importantly, how to create value for all
Ilana Stern, Weddington Way
“The crew at Javelin is a pleasure to work with – not only do they truly have passion for their portfolio companies but they also work hard to add value. I love having them on my board and can honestly say that they give my team leverage through their support, advice, introductions and more. We feel really lucky to have them as partners at Weddington Way. I can’t say enough good things!”
Steve Newcomb, Famo.us
“Over my career as a founder, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the most well known venture capitalists in the Silicon Valley including Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman and Jerry Murdock. While Jed may be less well known, those on the inside know that Jed is in the league with the very best of them. The opportunity to work with Jed is why I chose Javelin for my Series A. He knows when to be supportive, when to lay back and when to push me to be better. He’s not just a board member, he’s a part of my team and I know he has my back through good times and bad. He makes me better as a founder, a better person and a better leader.”