VC  Arena Ventures

     Office Locations:

Los Angeles, CA



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2015, Arena Ventures makes seed stage investments in technology startups led by entrepreneurs that are uniquely positioned to transform their industry and create new markets. The firm leads or co-leads seed rounds (with a $500k-1MM check) in software-based businesses based out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City. Arena Ventures will also invest $10-50M in growth deals at Series B or later.

    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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    Francis Shih Principal
    Jeff Lo Managing Partner
    Paige Craig Managing Partner
    TJ Hennessy Principal


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A and B


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      Series A


      Candid Co.



      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Candid Co.
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      Clover Health
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      Dray Technologies
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      Mati Biometrics
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      Pearl Capital Business Funding
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      Purple Squirrel
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