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The magic combination Maveron looks to invest in

by Anarghya Vardhana In the last 15 years, technology has become deeply woven into the fabric of consumers’ lives. It started with early game changers like eBay (market cap $28B), which took in-person swapping and trading and made it digital. America Online changed communication paradigms forever with early adoption of email (current, global email...read more

New Chapter at Maveron

by Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate I care deeply about technology and its ability to shape and change the world around us. Technology and society remain infinitely intertwined and lean on each other as they both continue to ebb and flow. This interconnectedness has fascinated me for years and has motivated me to experience a...read more

Maveron Welcomes Anarghya Vardhana as New Senior Associate

by Rebecca Kaden, Partner At Maveron, we believe that the most critical ingredient to our success is people — both the entrepreneurs we partner with as well as our own team. We look for much of the same in each: a true hunger to win; the left brain and right brain alchemy that goes...read more

THE EMERGING ERA OF TECH-ENABLED SUPERHUMAN SENSES

By David Wu In the past 12 months, we’ve seen an incredible amount of energy, noise, and investment in wearable and augmented reality technology – from Google Glasses to Oculus Rift to last week’s excitement around Fitbit’s IPO. What’s becoming clear is that we’re entering an era where wearable technology’s goal is less to...read more

Ed Tech Market Marches Forward with Koru

by Dan Levitan, Co-Founder & Partner Starting with our investment in Capella about a decade ago, Maveron has a history of investing in disruptive, high quality consumer-facing education businesses. We have built a deep network of executives and experts who help us understand underlying trends and unearth new opportunities in the post secondary education...read more

EARNEST AND THE RISE OF THE CONSUMER FINTECH BRAND

by Dan Levitan, Co-Founder & Partner For the past year or so, the hype cycle around innovation in financial services squarely centered on Bitcoin – the wild gyrations in price, unsavory characters running exchanges, massive currency speculation, and governments cracking down on it. The market seems to have forgotten – until now – that...read more

Welcome Brad

Today, we are welcoming Brad Hargreaves, the talented co-founder of General Assembly, to Maveron as a venture partner. From the time Maveron first invested in General Assembly in Fall 2011, the GA team has done a wonderful job building what has potential to be one of the most important education brands of the 21st...read more

Congrats to CourseHero

When we led the seed investment in CourseHero in 2010, we took the bet that its young CEO, Andrew Grauer, could lead his team in building a peer-to-peer marketplace that truly disrupted the studying experience for college students.  Over the past four years, Andrew has worked tirelessly to make this vision become a reality....read more

IF I ONLY HAD A HAMMER . . . WAIT, NOW WE DO!

Earlier today, Pro.com announced a $14 million Series A investment co-led by Maveron and our friends over at Madrona. With apologies to Tim Allen (even in his glory days on ABC), I think the home-improvement market has never been hotter. However, it’s not just a promising market opportunity that determines the next billion-dollar consumer...read more

Young and Restless! Our Jason Stoffer Named to the 40 Under 40 List at the Puget Sound Business Journal

  Many of Seattle’s most promising companies — including zulily (link) and Julep (link) — have shared a great ally during their entrepreneurial journey to build a game-changing consumer business: Maveron’s Jason Stoffer.  We have an incredible team at Maveron and  Jason’s a key part of it!  All of us at Maveron are thrilled...read more