At Felicis Ventures, our Mission is to back the world’s most iconic companies of today and tomorrow. Our founders have a passion for product, thinking out of the box to solve hard problems and dominate critical markets. Since 2006 we have invested in over 100 companies, 46 of which have been acquired by industry leaders such as Apple, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Facebook, Google, Groupon, Intuit, Microsoft and Twitter.
We are a boutique venture fund, customizing our relationship with each portfolio company in a way that’s meaningful and critical for them. We partner with founders and strive to deliver high value help where needed. How we invest and work with companies can be boiled down to 4 key tenets:
We feel strongly that great investments are a consequence of deep conviction. We do our homework on our key focus areas, and try to be vocal where we feel we see the most interesting opportunities.
ALIGNMENT OF INCENTIVES
We designed the size of our fund so we are not driven by ownership and do not make investment decisions solely based on potential exit size. At the same time our fund has enough scale to allow us to play a critical role for the companies we back. As our track record indicates, we define success the same way our founders do.
What separates a great product from a good one is its ability to be an order of magnitude better than the current alternative. That requires a founder with laser sharp focus on true product differentiation and intelligent time and capital allocation. We seek to partner with such product visionaries and do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals.
Art of Connections
Our goal with every connection we make and every interaction we have, is to increase possibility of success. Our most important contribution to our founders is making connections that matter, at a time that’s critical.
We focus on 5 key areas (mobile, e-commerce, enterprise, education and health) and on what we believe to be new groundbreaking technologies, such as 3-d imaging, bio informatics, and connected devices.