VC  Alloy Ventures

     Office Locations:

400 Hamilton Avenue, 4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-687-5000
Fax: 650-687-5010



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1996, Alloy Ventures invests primarily in seed and early stage companies in the information technology, clean tech, and life sciences industries, with a particular emphasis in the areas of bioinformatics and eHealth. Alloy's partners have investment experience in the information technology and health care industries. The firm assists portfolio companies in setting strategy, hiring key employees, optimizing business development opportunities, and raising additional capital. Alloy typically makes initial investments in the range of $1-5 million and reserves additional capital for subsequent financing rounds, but has invested as little as $50,000 to aid an entrepreneur in early development. The firm has over $1 billion under management, and is currently investing out of its 5th fund, a $368 million limited partnership raised in June 2005.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ammar H. Hanafi General Partner
    Craig C. Taylor Co-Founder and General Partner
    Daniel I. Rubin General Partner
    Dave Pidwell Venture Partner
    David Pezeshki Controller


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    Portfolio companies include:

      Aegea Medical
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      CoAlign Innovations
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      Cruz Biomedical
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      Mavenir Systems
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      NuGEN technologies
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      RainDance Technologies
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      Restoration Robotics
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      Siluria Technologies
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