VC  Defy Partners

     Office Locations:

2973 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Phone: 650-530-0193



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Defy Partners is an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on emerging high-potential opportunities. The firm's portfolio tackles big opportunities across consumer, enterprise, and deep technology. Defy invests in amazing entrepreneurs and teams disrupting huge markets by leveraging unique experiences, insights, and technologies.



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    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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    Neil Sequeira Co-Founder & Managing Director
    Phebe Tran Chief of Staff
    Purvi Shah CFO
    Trae Vassallo Co-Founder & Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










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      Series A


      Elevate Security



      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Elevate Security
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