Nnamdi Okike discusses thoughtfully growing funds, data driven sourcing, and building one of the largest BIPOC led venture firms.
Aaron Holiday joins HeadsUp, a PLG sales platform, to talk about product-led growth through an investor lens.
Announcing our investments in Apty and Navattic, both within our Citizen Professionals theme.
We’re excited to announce that Jon Smith has joined 645 Ventures as the newest member of our Investment & Research Team.
645 is seeking a Head of Talent and Networks who will work closely with our Success Team and portfolio founders to find early hires as well as grow our people network.
Meha and Nnamdi built a playbook from learnings they had by talking with founders, operators, and investors in the embedded fintech space.
We are excited to be leading Launchable's Series A and their innovative vision to bring help to those in the #DevOps community to ship software faster and with Continuous Quality.
Iterable, a 645 Venture portfolio company developing an omnichannel marketing platform, has raised $200 million in a series E funding round.
As the lines blur, a new hybrid go-to-market strategy is forming that brings together the best of both worlds to meet buyers on their terms. We call this accommodative strategy “customer-led growth”
Announcing our investment in Solidus Labs, and our focus on crypto infrastructure.
More than 400 of the 850 restaurants that sell food on Goldbelly’s platform have joined since the start of the pandemic, an influx that the company says has more than quadrupled sales over the past 12 months.
The sports media venture, which focuses on younger fans, is starting its own high-school basketball league.
Aaron Holiday is part of the 2021 Midas Brink List, which recognizes up-and-comers to watch in the venture capital industry.
After spending time talking to our Asian and Asian American friends, founders, and investors, and reflecting on how move from empathy to action, we have developed an initial plan of action to fight against hate, violence, and misogyny.
Our co-founders and General Parnters talk about Robinhood's Gamestop controversy and the role of advisors and board members in similar situations.
Welcoming Lexi Quirk on our Success Team, and sharing more about the Client-Service Mindset we have when working with founders.
We hosted a founders-only event with Yotam Yemini, former VP Sales at Turbonomic and CRO of Quantum Metric. We talked about how to think about your sales hire, what tools to scale your team, and how to measure its effectiveness.
The company raises this Series C on the momentum of a strong year. Nanit CEO Sarah Dorsett tells me that camera sales were up 130% in 2020 versus 2019.
Eden Health announced a $60 million Series C round on Thursday led by Insight Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $100 million in the span of two years.
We hosted a founders-only event with Asaph Schulman, former CMO of Checkmarx ($1.2B exit) and now CMO of Firebolt. We talked about content marketing strategies, what north star metric to track, and when to built your marketing team.
Interview with Krishna Dunthoori, CEO of Apty.
Resident, a 645 Ventures portfolio company, raised $130 million. Ion Crossover Partners and Nexus Capital Management co-led, and were joined by Baron Capital Group.
We are excited to announce the promotions of Alessio Fanelli, Meha Patel on the Investment & Research Team, and Guerin Schwarberg on the Success team.
Announcing our investment in Cube.js while diving into the history of business intelligence and the future of "Embedded Intelligence".
Squire, a 645 Ventures portfolio co that sells software to barbershops, has raised $59 million in a round led by Iconiq Capital.
645 Ventures portfolio company FiscalNote raises $160M led by Arrowroot Capital and Runway Growth Capital.
Nanit, 645 Ventures portfolio company, ranks No. 19 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™.
Axios covers Overtime and the landscape of sports coverage for new generations.
DeepSource, a 645 Ventures portfolio company, was selected as one of the 30 most promising startups in India.
Meha Patel and Nnamdi Okike explore the evolution of Adobe as a company and the future of creative software.
We are excited to announce 645 Ventures Fund III, a $160 million fund to invest in exceptional Seed and Series A companies.
Portfolio company Lunchbox raises a $20M Series A led by Coatue.
645 Ventures Co-founder Aaron Holiday joins the Cornell Tech Council alongside luminary leaders
Portfolio company RentSpree partnership with Bright MLS has attracted 3,000 agents this year, with applications growing 50% month over month.
Alessio Fanelli explores some of issues in today's open source world, as well as possible solutions to help maintainers of "Stadium" open source projects.
Portfolio company Panther Labs raises a $15M Series A from Lightspeed and adds Gaurav Gupta to their board of directors.
Are you passionate about startups, but looking to broaden your experience beyond just one? As a full-stack engineer at 645 Ventures, you'll work with dozens of startups directly—and the software you write will help discover thousands more.
Portfolio company Eden Health is featured in Forbes. "[CEO Matt] McCambridge says that Eden Health has seen a 500% spike in demand during the pandemic".
Introducing the Behavioral Change Economy and Why It’s the Most Unique Entrepreneurial Environment of Our Time. By Nnamdi Okike (645 Ventures) and Jonathan Smith (Harvard Business School).
"With a recent funding round of $34 million, Songe is hopeful about expanding Squire's reach, but first, he wants to help barbershops survive the COVID-19 pandemic."
We’re excited to announce that Vardan Gattani has joined 645 Ventures as the newest member of our Investment & Research Team.
We participated in Spiketrap's $3M seed round alongside Susa Ventures (Lead), Pathbreaker Ventures, Oceans Ventures, and more.
Announcing our investment DeepSource.io and our view on the future of code reviews.
DeepSource, a member of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator cohort, announced a $2.6 million seed investment today led by 645 Ventures.
After taking time to reflect on our own personal experiences with racial injustice, speaking with our friends and family, and embracing the diverse perspectives of our 645 team members, we developed and initiated a plan for how our organization will respond.
With the new investment spearheaded by CRV, the company plans to provide resources to barbershops amid COVID-19 crisis.
While there are many categories where a personalized consumer approach can be applied, we believe these characteristics are most representative of markets that will benefit from personalization at scale.
“We’re making 8,500 cheesesteaks a week for Goldbelly,” says Pat’s owner, Frank Olivieri. [...] "Thank goodness for Goldbelly,” says Ess-a-Bagel COO, Melanie Frost.
645 Ventures portfolio company Nanit raises an additional $21M from JVP, Upfront Ventures, RRE Ventures, and more.
Jonathan Smith (Harvard Business School) and Nnamdi Okike (645 Ventures) study the demographics and backgrounds of the most successful MBA startup founders.
ElectroNeek picked up $2.5 million in their seed round led by 645 Ventures, with participation from Soma Capital, I2BF Global, and other funds and angel investors.
Forbes article covering Help Main Street, an initiative launched by our portfolio company Lunchbox.io
Announcement of Lunchbox's $2M seed round led by 645 Ventures, with participation from Primary VC, Salido founder Shu Chowdhury, and Ananda Gala.
The funding was led by Rally Ventures, with participation from ERA, 645 Ventures, Green Visor Capital and Stage 2 Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to nearly $20 million.
What What We Learned by Analyzing the Most Successful Tech Companies of the Past Decade
Viking Global Investors led the Series D round, with participation from Index Ventures, CRV, Blue Cloud Ventures, Stereo Capital and Harmony Partners.
An upside down cap table occurs when investors (in aggregate) own more of a startup than the management team and its employees.
Explaining the Unique Factors Driving a Tech Market Correction, and How Technology Founders and Investors Can Persevere Through It
Today, the company has completed a $4.5M series seed financing co-led by S28 Capital and Innovation Endeavors, with participation from Fathom Capital and 645 Ventures.
Machine learning in early stage venture capital doesn’t work as well as you might think.
We’re excited to announce that Meha Patel has joined 645 Ventures as the newest member of our Investment & Research Team.
To Password Or Not To Password: The Anatomy Of Authentication
Since launching in 2016, Squire has grown to operate in 28 cities across three countries with more than $100 million in transactions processed to date.
Sports Illustrated article on portfolio company Overtime, and how they are reinventing basketball and sports media for Gen-Z.
The university's $25.9 billion endowment moves (slowly) to hire managers owned by women and minorities.
"Zhen told us that his firm works with eight of the top 10 investment banks and “hundreds of investment firms and major corporations."
Does the state of the economy at the time of startup formation impact which companies reach billion-dollar outcomes?
Interview with Michael Rubenstein: President, AppNexus.
What do avatar skins, dainty gold rings, and face sticks have in common?
The Top 7 Reasons Why VCs Miss Billion-Dollar Outcomes
The greatest investments returns may not be in your circle of competence, but in the VC investment triangle.
Category Design for Exceptional Venture Capital Firms: Announcing 645 Ventures Fund II, an Innovative Approach to Early-Stage Venture Investing
Interview with Brian Litvack, CEO and Co-Founder, LeagueApps.
Interview with Zach Posner, Former CEO of Engrade (acquired by McGraw-Hill Education)
Learning from an Early SaaS Pioneer – Interview with John Belizaire, Founder of TheoryCenter (acquired by BEA Systems) and FirstBest Systems (acquired by Guidewire Software)
Interview with Mark Roberge, former Chief Revenue Officer of HubSpot on Creating Your Company’s Unique Sales Acceleration Formula
Interview with Justin Effron, Co-Founder/CEO of ALICE on Launching and Successfully Scaling a Vertical SaaS Company
Interview with Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches on Building Enterprise Software Companies that Reach Large Exit
Interview with Scott Dorsey, Co-Founder/CEO of Exact Target (Acquired for $2.5 billion by SalesForce)
TechCrunch Guest Post; 645 Ventures GP Aaron Holiday explains how to set the right valuation for competitive Series A rounds.
TechCrunch Guest Post; 645 Ventures GP Nnamdi Okike on how to plan your for your Series A after your Seed round.
TechCrunch Guest Post; 645 Ventures GP Aaron Holiday describes how software and data are disrupting VC.