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Investments

11

Portfolio Exits

4

Funds

1

About Minor Ventures

Minor Ventures is a venture capital firm that backs early-stage tech and media companies. Minor Ventures is based in San Francisco, CA.

Minor Ventures Headquarter Location

199 Fremont Street 12th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

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Halsey Minor yanks mega mansion off the market

Dec 9, 2014

Sign Up to receive San Francisco Business Times's Morning Edition and Afternoon Edition newsletters and breaking news alerts. Sign Up Halsey Minor yanks mega mansion off the market Dec 9, 2014, 7:19am PST Updated: Dec 9, 2014, 8:19am PST Send this to a friend Email address of friend (insert comma between multiple addresses): Your email address: Email CNET co-founder and longtime San Francisco tech investor Halsey Minor's mega mansion has been pulled from the market. The not-so-minor mansion at 3800 Washington St. was most recently listed for $18 million, a $2 million price cut compared to what Minor reportedly paid for the property in 2007. The 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights house was listed for as much as $25 million in 2012. [Click on the photo to the right to start a slideshow of the property] See Also Halsey Minor's $18 million fixer-upper mansion back on the market The property was recently pulled from the Multiple Listing Service without a reported sale, real estate blog Socketsite said . Minor built a fortune estimated at as much as $400 million, but also spent freely, acquiring artwork and several homes. He filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, listing liabilities of between $50 million and $100 million. His assets were listed as ranging between $10 million and $50 million, including the house. In 2010, his foreclosed country estate in Virginia was auctioned off and apparently purchased by his attorney. Minor co-founded CNet, which CBS bought for $1.8 billion in 2008. He was also an early investor in Salesforce.com and founder of San Francisco-based Minor Ventures, which invested in early-stage startups. He reportedly now helms a new bitcoin venture. The home on Washington Street was built beginning in 1902 for the Koshland family.The Koshlands were woolens magnates and later major supporters of the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. The mansion is also known as Le Petit Trianon because its façade is a near-replica of the 1761 structure by that name built by Louis XV at the palace at Versailles, France. Minor first put the property back on the market in 2012 for $25 million, but that listing eventually was cancelled. It was back up for sale late last year with a different real estate company, for slightly less that $20 million. Later, the list price was trimmed again to just under $18 million. Marlize is the digital producer for the San Francisco Business Times. Industries:

Minor Ventures Investments

11 Investments

Minor Ventures has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Scout Labs as part of their Unattributed VC on October 10, 2009.

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Minor Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/16/2009

Unattributed VC

Scout Labs

$4M

No

12/10/2007

Series B

Scout Labs

Yes

4/20/2007

Series A

Swivel

$1M

Yes

3/1/2007

Series C

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$99M

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10

5/22/2006

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

10/16/2009

12/10/2007

4/20/2007

3/1/2007

5/22/2006

Round

Unattributed VC

Series B

Series A

Series C

Series B

Company

Scout Labs

Scout Labs

Swivel

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Amount

$4M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

10

Minor Ventures Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Minor Ventures has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was OpenDNS on June 30, 2015.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/30/2015

Acquired

$991

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Date

6/30/2015

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Exit

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

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Minor Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Minor Ventures has 1 fund, including On Demand Venture Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/4/2004

On Demand Venture Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$50M

1

Closing Date

10/4/2004

Fund

On Demand Venture Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Amount

$50M

Sources

1

Minor Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Minor Ventures has 2 team members, including former Managing Director, Ron Palmeri.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Halsey Minor

Founder

Former

Ron Palmeri

Managing Director

Former

Name

Halsey Minor

Ron Palmeri

Work History

Title

Founder

Managing Director

Status

Former

Former

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