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Congratulations to Newsle!

By Rebecca Kaden and David Wu We’d like to say a big congratulations to our friends at Newsle, who today announced they were joining LinkedIn! When we first met Axel Hansen and Jonah Varon almost two years ago, we were incredibly impressed by their drive, talent, and scrappiness as they set out to more

We’re New and Improved!

By David Wu Actually, it’s the website I’m talking about. Just as before, Maveron still concentrates exclusively on consumer-oriented venture capital. We’ve got a proven track record and we prize our trusted relationships with entrepreneurs. But as we celebrate our 16th anniversary as a firm, today we’re inaugurating a fresh online look that more

The Importance of Having a Mentor in Business

By Dan Levitan, co-founder Maveron and Forbes Midas List Top Tech Investor I was in my 30’s before someone asked me for the first time why I didn’t have more mentors in my business. The question stuck with me and I realized how important it is. Here are some key reasons why every more

Congrats Julep!

By Jason Stoffer I first met Julep CEO Jane Park five years ago when Julep was a chain of physical nail salons in Seattle. Jane had the moxie and tenaciousness we look for in a great entrepreneurial CEO but her salon business was off thesis for us. So when Julep pivoted into an more

zulily CEO to Maveron: Congrats on the success!

Congratulations to Maveron and Dan for making the Forbes Midas List. It wasn’t that long ago that zulily was just starting out in the back of Maveron’s offices. Dan and his team bet on two guys without a written business plan, a company name, or even a website. The Maveron team supported us more

Congratulations General Assembly

By Jason Stoffer, Maveron Partner Today, General Assembly announced a growth round of financing, led by IVP.  We’ve been privileged to be early investors in the business, and see Jake and his team build GA into what we feel is one of the highest potential private education companies in existence today. GA is more

It’s All About The Benjamins for PayNearMe

PayNearMe triples 2013 payment volume and closes  $20 million in financing Most people may not think of walking into a 7-Eleven or Family Dollar store to pay their mortgage or rent by cash, but that’s what the team at PayNearMe, led by CEO and Founder, Danny Shader has made possible. When Danny initially more

Madison Reed Launches to Revolutionize the In-Home Hair Coloring Experience and Closes $12M Series B

Congratulations to Amy Errett and the Madison Reed team upon today’s launch and the closing of its Series B round. Thanks to Madison Reed, as of today, the 90 million American women who color their hair have a new option: the ability to color their hair at home and achieve a salon quality more

Lemon Acquired by LifeLock for $50 Million

By Amy Errett and the Maveron Team Venture capital is all about backing great people with big and innovative ideas.  We are thrilled to send a huge shout out and congratulations to the Lemon team on the news that the company has been acquired by LifeLock.  Lemon CEO Wences Casares has been solely more

Koru Thinks the U.S. Needs More Workplace-Ready College Graduates: Maveron Agrees and Leads $4.35 Million Investment

By Clayton Lewis, partner at Maveron Last March, Kristen Hamilton, a co-founder at Onvia and the former COO of World Learning, joined Maveron as an Entrepreneur in  Residence (EIR). Her passion for entrepreneurship and education resulted in Kristen having a powerful idea: She will transform how college graduates prepare for success in the more