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Investments

232

Portfolio Exits

65

Funds

6

About Ridge Ventures

Ridge Ventures, formerly IDG Ventures USA, was founded in 1996 and is based in San Francisco, California. Ridge Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of International Data Group and invests through its subsidiaries which include IDG Capital Partners; IDG Ventures India; IDG Ventures Korea; IDG Ventures SF; and IDG Ventures Vietnam. Ridge Ventures invests in seed, startup, early stage, and mezzanine investments and invests primarily in information technology and healthcare technologies. Geographically, the firm focuses its investments on the United States, Vietnam, Korea, India, and China.

Ridge Ventures Headquarter Location

One Letterman Drive Building D, Street P100

San Francisco, California, 94129,

United States

415-439-4420

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Latest Ridge Ventures News

Build a solid deck for your quarterly board meetings

Jul 30, 2022

5h agoPrivate Equity techcrunchViews: 8 Yousuf KhanContributor Share on Twitter Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures . Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and vice president of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School.More posts by this contributor A few weeks ago,  I wrote a piece on TechCrunch about how to run a successful board meeting. Since then, I’ve been asked one question over and over: What does a good board update actually look like? It’s a perfectly reasonable question. In the early days of a startup, most founders have very little data to work with. It can be quite difficult to structure a productive and actionable board deck if you don’t have any customer or product information to anchor the update. It’s important to balance two key areas: providing an assessment of the business and establishing trust with your board members. Establish the foundations Though it may seem daunting, the simplest way to ensure you’re providing board members with the information they want to see is to just ask them. Reaching out to your board not only helps provide a sense of direction, it also gives you the opportunity to build your relationship. People appreciate the opportunity to weigh in. Remember that investors are always scrutinizing you as a leader, learning how to work with you and looking for strengths and weaknesses. Many board members are also investors, so be blunt and ask if they had any concerns about making the investment, what these concerns were and how they can be addressed now that the relationship is official. Do your own research, too. Learn who your board members are and find out which other boards they’ve served on. What kinds of companies are they working with? What is their reputation? Their experience with other companies will influence their expectations with your firm. If an investor is new to your board but has been on another for two years, find a way to get insight into how they operate. Additionally, don’t hesitate to reach out to other founders about what works for them. Talk to people within your network to see what they’re doing, what’s resonating with their board, what their investors respond to and what their board’s makeup looks like. Deck production Building an investor deck is (or at least, should be) a heavy lift. Remember that you’re going to do this on a continuous basis, so you need to structure it carefully to produce something of quality.

Ridge Ventures Investments

232 Investments

Ridge Ventures has made 232 investments. Their latest investment was in theom as part of their Unattributed VC on July 7, 2022.

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Ridge Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/26/2022

Unattributed VC

theom

$14.52M

Yes

1

6/23/2022

Unattributed VC

Asimily

No

3

2/2/2022

Seed VC - II

Cerby

$12M

Yes

3

12/6/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

11/16/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

7/26/2022

6/23/2022

2/2/2022

12/6/2021

11/16/2021

Round

Unattributed VC

Unattributed VC

Seed VC - II

Series B

Series B

Company

theom

Asimily

Cerby

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Amount

$14.52M

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

3

10

10

Ridge Ventures Portfolio Exits

65 Portfolio Exits

Ridge Ventures has 65 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was The League on July 12, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/12/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

6/23/2022

Acquired

$99M

7

5/10/2022

Acq - Talent

$99M

3

1/6/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

11/17/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

7/12/2022

6/23/2022

5/10/2022

1/6/2022

11/17/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Talent

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

7

3

10

10

Ridge Ventures Fund History

6 Fund Histories

Ridge Ventures has 6 funds, including Ridge Ventures IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/20/2018

Ridge Ventures IV

$130.08M

1

9/1/2015

IDG Ventures USA III

$99M

10

IDGV Affiliates III

10

Ridge Ventures IV Affiliates

10

Ridge Ventures V

10

Closing Date

7/20/2018

9/1/2015

Fund

Ridge Ventures IV

IDG Ventures USA III

IDGV Affiliates III

Ridge Ventures IV Affiliates

Ridge Ventures V

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$130.08M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Ridge Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Ridge Ventures has 3 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Alexander Rosen.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Alexander Rosen

Sprout Group, General Atlantic, and Credit Suisse

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Rebecca Messina

Chief Marketing Officer

Current

Philip Sanderson

Walden Venture Capital, Robertson Stephens, and Goldman Sachs

Managing Director

Former

Name

Alexander Rosen

Rebecca Messina

Philip Sanderson

Work History

Sprout Group, General Atlantic, and Credit Suisse

Walden Venture Capital, Robertson Stephens, and Goldman Sachs

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Marketing Officer

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Former

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