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We are an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in new media, consumer internet and enterprise IT.  We take an active role in the success of our companies.

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ABOUT US

Our Strategy

 

We are an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in New Media, consumer internet and enterprise IT companies in the US. We take an active role in the success of our companies, seeking opportunities to provide resources and assistance at the most critical stages of their development. We select our portfolio companies according to well-established investment criteria. To interest us, a startup must:

 

• Offer a uniquely beneficial product or service that targets a lucrative, clearly defined market opportunity

• Be able to leverage technological advantage into a defensible market position

• Understand the demographics, behavior and preferences of its customers

• Be responsive to changing market conditions

• Be led by a strong management team with the vision, experience and dedication to build a successful company

 

 

Our typical investment is $1 million to $5 million per round, with further participation in subsequent private rounds. Patient through market and product cycles, we have a track record of sticking with our investees. We believe adding value is more than just investing money and time and we are dedicated to working as a partner with our portfolio companies to achieve success.

 

Though IDG is a limited partner of the fund, IDG Ventures is not a corporate fund. The firm is structured as a typical venture capital firm in that it has the mission of maximizing return on investment, but it aims to do so by leveraging the unique experience, perspective and resources of IDG to help its portfolio companies achieve success.

 

The IDG Difference

 

To compete successfully, new technology companies must quickly establish relationships with customers, industry analysts, sales and distribution partners and the media. As the largest global media company serving the information technology industry, IDG is uniquely qualified to build these relationships. IDG informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world. IDG is the leading multibillion dollar provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and CIO global product lines. Through IDG.net, IDG offers online users more than 330 web sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces hundreds of computer-related conferences and trade shows in 35 countries, and its research arm, International Data Corporation (IDC), provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide.

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CONTACT

Find Us:

One Letterman Drive

Building D, Suite P100

San Francisco, CA 94129

Call Us:

(415) 439-4420


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Directions From

 

  • South Bay / SFO

    • Take 101 N

    • Take exit 434A to merge onto Mission St/Hwy 101

    • Turn left at Hwy 101/S Van Ness Ave

    • Turn left at Lombard St/US 101

    • Remain on the left to stay on Lombard

    • Make a slight left onto Lombard at Richardson

    • For street parking, turn right onto Lyon St, park at Chestnut (walk through the Chestnut Gate, our office is in the first building on the left)

    • To continue to our garage, enter the Presidio through the Lombard Gate

    • Turn right at the first stop sign on Letterman Dr

    • Turn right at first driveway into the Letterman Digital Arts Center

    • Proceed to the security guard kiosk, where you will be directed to underground parking to the right

    • Visitor parking is directly below Building D, proceed to the north elevator next to the Dixie sign (there are two building D elevators)

    • Take the elevator to Level P

    • Turn left at the end of the hallway

  • East Bay / Downtown SF

    • Take I-80W

    • Take the Fremont St exit

    • Turn left onto Fremont St

    • Continue onto Front St

    • Turn left at Pine St

    • Turn right onto Van Ness Ave

    • Turn left onto Lombard St

    • Make a slight left onto Lombard at Richardson

    • For street parking, turn right onto Lyon St, park at Chestnut (walk through the Chestnut Gate, our office is in the first building on the left)

    • To continue to our garage, enter the Presidio through the Lombard Gate

    • Turn right at the first stop sign on Letterman Dr

    • Turn right at first driveway into the Letterman Digital Arts Center

    • Proceed to the security guard kiosk, where you will be directed to underground parking to the right

    • Visitor parking is directly below Building D, proceed to the north elevator next to the Dixie sign (there are two building D elevators)

    • Take the elevator to Level P

    • Turn left at the end of the hallway

  • North Bay

    Take 101 S across the Golden Gate Bridge

    • Once you cross the bridge, continue straight toward downtown San Francisco

    • Bear right to Downtown San Francisco/Lombard St

    • Proceed to second stop light, turn right onto Chestnut St

    • Chestnut dead ends in one block at Lyon St (street parking available on Lyon St at Chestnut, walk through Chestnut Gate, our office is in the first building on the left)

    • To continue to our garage, turn left on Lyon St

    • Turn right on Lombard St

    • Proceed through the Lombard Gate into the Presidio

    • Turn right at the first stop sign on Letterman Dr

    • Turn right at first driveway into the Letterman Digital Arts Center

    • Proceed to the security guard kiosk, where you will be directed to underground parking to the right

    • Visitor parking is directly below Building D, proceed to the north elevator next to the Dixie sign (there are two building D elevators)

    • Take the elevator to Level P

    • Turn left at the end of the hallway

     

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