jeff clavier

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing some info on its early funding, though…

Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be a venture capitalist. Nearly everyone in the industry is raking in money, either through long-awaited exits or because…

For VCs, the game right now is musical chairs

Merchants use Upscribe’s technology to drive subscriber growth, reduce churn and enable personalized subscription experiences, like skipping shipments and swapping out products.

Upscribe, raising $4M, wants to drive subscription-first DTC brand growth

Angel funding, seed investing and generally focusing on earlier stage investing is a huge business in the world of startups these days — it helps investors get in early to…

Seed funding tips and tricks from Uncork Capital founder Jeff Clavier

Early Stage SF is sneaking up on us and there is plenty to be excited about. The one-day event, which brings together a wide variety of startup experts to host…

Jeff Clavier, Sarah Guo, Ali Partovi and Caryn Marooney to speak at Early Stage SF

This week in startups: Celebrities mingle with VCs at the Upfront Summit, Pinterest preps banks for IPO and Sam Altman has a grand new idea.

Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC

SoftTech VC, a San Francisco-based seed-stage fund founded 11 years ago by investor Jeff Clavier, has promoted two of its senior investors to full partners, a move seemingly geared to…

SoftTech VC Promotes Two To Partner As It Seeks Out Fresh $130M

Last month, we talked with Jon Callaghan of True Ventures and marveled at the billion-dollar-plus return that his firm is poised to reap from leading the seed round of the wearable fitness company Fitbit.…

VC Jeff Clavier On Getting To The Promised Land

Signs outside the New York Stock Exchange declared that “Wall Street Is Getting Fit.” Activity tracking company Fitbit began public trading today, initially surging to more than 50 percent above…

Fitbit’s First Day On Wall Street

Following the close of its $85 million fourth fund last year, early-stage venture firm SoftTechVC is bringing on a new venture partner. With an eye on SaaS and enterprise investments,…

Jeff Clavier’s SoftTechVC Hires Huddle Co-Founder Andy McLoughlin As Its Newest Venture Partner

Last week, I went to a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC. What I didn’t know was that the partners were also likely celebrating the close…

Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC Raises $85 Million Fourth Fund

Because every VC’s inbox is overflowing with pitches, and because VC’s don’t take meetings with just anyone, SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier, (who just raised $55 million for his third fund)…

(Founder Stories) Jeff Clavier: On Getting Your Product In Front Of A VC (And Keeping It There)

At the top of this Founder Stories episode featuring SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier, Chris Dixon mentions much has been written about the “Series A Crunch.” It’s the occurrence of seed stage companies hitting…

(Founder Stories) SoftTech VC’s Clavier: How To Avoid The Series A Crunch

SoftTech VC’s, Jeff Clavier has edged his way from a true Silicon Valley outsider (born and raised in France) to the ultimate insider. Since moving to the valley a decade ago,…

(Founder Stories) SoftTech VC’s Clavier: An Investor’s Role Isn’t To Give Orders

In the 1990s, peer-to-peer networks were a revelation. They allowed people to pool together tiny parts of their computers, and those pooled together parts could do far more together than…

Prolific investor Jeff Clavier has 81 deals to date, with several successful exits in his pocket— including Mint, Truveo and most recently Disney’s acquisition of Tapulous. As the founder of…

What Jeff Clavier Is Buying And How He Lost Foursquare

On today’s episode of TechCrunch NOW, investor Jeff Clavier and CloudCrowd founder, Alex Edelstein, joined us to discuss Apple’s ambitious plans for China, BuyWithMe’s new round of funding, and Twitter’s…