Rothenberg Ventures

Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. The firm built up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. But Silicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventures last year; laws

Rothenberg Ventures founder Mike Rothenberg ordered to pay former CFO $166K in damages

Former Rothenberg Ventures CFO David Haase has won his case against the firm's founder, Mike Rothenberg. The ruling came down in favor of Haase in the Superior Court of California last week. Rothenber

Transcend VR sues investor Mike Rothenberg for fraud and breach of contract

Mike Rothenberg has been in a heap of trouble over a series of purportedly fraudulent transactions within his investment firm Rothenberg Ventures and his virtual reality startup River Studios. Now Tra

Rothenberg Ventures is going back to the same old Rothenberg Ventures

Rothenberg assigned the firm the name Frontier Tech Ventures in September 2016 after a series of events tarnished the brand, starting with an SEC investigation, which opened in July of 2016. What dr

GeoCV captures your apartment in vivid 3D

Apartment walk-throughs are necessary but uneventful. You visit the kitchen, hit the bathroom, size up the bedroom, kick a dead cockroach into the front closet and then sign a contract. But what if yo

Rothenberg Ventures could face fines over setting up its office in a building zoned for residential use

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Mike Rothenberg, the founder of Rothenberg Ventures, which was more recently renamed Frontier Tech Ventures. According to documents obtained by TechCrun

A former Rothenberg exec filed a class action lawsuit alleging “at least 50 employees” still haven’t been paid

A former chief of staff of Rothenberg Ventures has brought a proposed class-action lawsuit against the beleaguered San Francisco-based investing outfit, saying it routinely failed to pay contract wor

Former Rothenberg employees allege mistreatment and cash management problems

As TechCrunch has previously reported, there’s been an exodus of talent from the Rothenberg “ecosystem,” amid claims of a significant breach of fiduciary responsibilities and other unconventiona

Mike Rothenberg allegedly wired $5.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank without investor permission

As we first reported last month, Mike Rothenberg, the beleaguered founder of the San Francisco-based venture firm Rothenberg Ventures, has been involved in an ongoing SEC inquiry into possibly decep

A former Rothenberg employee is now suing over breach of contract and more than $100K in Amex charges

David Haase, a former employee of the beleaguered San Francisco-based firm Rothenberg Ventures Management Co. (RVM), is suing the firm and its founder, Mike Rothenberg, saying he was asked to run up

For HBS students, a case study in what not to do

At Harvard Business School, students pay top dollar to learn everything from how to manage international trade to scaling technology ventures. They’re also schooled in the art of venture capital. Am

At Rothenberg Ventures, the rise and fall of a virtual Gatsby

We reported yesterday that several high-level employees had parted ways with Rothenberg, including its director of finance and the head of its SF office, who happen to be father and son (Tom and Tomm

Several key Rothenberg Ventures employees have left the firm

Several high-level employees at the early-stage venture firm Rothenberg Ventures have recently left, TechCrunch has learned. Among them is Tommy Leep, a partner and the head of Rothenberg’s San

Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt e

Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouse

“2015 will be the year of virtual reality” says investor Mike Rothenberg. But fragmentation in the nascent industry means VR hardware, software, and content startups need to team up for de

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men's shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion

Meet Mike Rothenberg, The 28-Year-Old Whose Seed Fund Could Be The Best Bang For Your Cap Table Buck

When you're a rookie, you've got to hustle, and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-rothenberg">Mike Rothenberg</a> is ready to bring some sweat to venture. Today he unveils