Felicis Ventures

Mobile Action Raises $2 Million To Help App Makers Attract More Users

Getting apps discovered in an increasingly packed app store is a challenge. This is why a number of firms have launched services to help app publishers figure out how to better optimize their app's se

Ginkgo Bioworks Lands $9 Million In Series A Funding To Build Out New Lab Facilities

Ginkgo Bioworks, the Boston-based startup working with DARPA and others on wild science projects involving bio-organisms, has just raised $9 Million in Series A Financing from Felicis Ventures, OS Fun

Felicis Ventures Brings On More Founders To Its Advisory Council With Shopify CPO

Several years ago, venture investor Aydin Senkut just showed up at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa. He had heard about them from the organizers of the Grow Conference in Vancouver and decided

Felicis Leads $6.3M Series A Round In Employee Survey Startup Culture Amp

Culture Amp wants to provide a cost-effective solution to conducting employee surveys and getting real, actionable insights back from them. And while it's already attracted a number of major clients a

Ilan Abehassera Teases Insensi, A Device For Long-Distance Families

There is not much to say about Insensi just yet. I met the company's founder Ilan Abehassera in Paris two weeks ago, and he gave me a few hints about his very secretive startup. First, it's a hardware

Former Google Ventures General Partner Wesley Chan Joins Felicis Ventures As Managing Director

One of the earliest members of both Google and Google Ventures has found a new home. Today Wesley Chan is announcing that he has joined fellow Google alum Aydin Senkut at Felicis Ventures, where he wi

Activehours Raises Seed Financing To End Payday Lending

Cash-strapped borrowers can use a new service from the startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.activehours.com">Activehours</a>, which launches today, as an alternative <a target="_blank" href="ht

Enterprise Social Network Platform Hall Raises $5.5M In Series A Funding

Enterprise social networking service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hall.com">Hall</a> has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, bringing the AngelPad startup's funds to about <a href="https

Ask A VC: Aydin Senkut Talks Series A Crunch, Natural Selection For Startups, And More

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/aydin-senkut">Aydin Senkut</a>, my <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/03/ask-a-vc-is-back-with-felicis-ventures-aydin-senkut/">first

Ask A VC Is Back With Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/video/ask-a-vc/">Ask A VC,</a> the TCTV show where you put VCs in the hot seat, is back, and I'm going to be hosting. I'm really excited about helping you get to k

Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other eMedical Record Startups

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.practicefusion.com/">Practice Fusion</a> is the frontrunner in the fevered race to become <em>the</em> electronic medical record platform, and today it finished ra

Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkut’s Felicis Ventures Closes $70M

What happens when a super angel gets its wings? You become a boutique fund. Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.felicis.com/">Felicis Ventures</a> is putting i

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/angry.jpg" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.rovio.com/index.php">Rovio</a>, the Finnish entertainment media company who famously operates

Felicis Ventures' Aydin Senkut: The Next Great Mobile Company Is Not Here Yet

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/picture-64.png" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/aydin-senkut">Aydin Senkut</a>, founder of <a href="http://www.felicisvc.com/">Fel