VC  Formative Ventures

     Office Locations:

c/o Elevate Financial Services
2905 Stender Way, #2
Santa Clara, CA 95054



  • Early



  • Information Technology



    Founded in 2000, Formative Ventures (FV) invests in early-stage, emerging-technology companies in wireless communications and Internet solutions. In August 2005, the company launched the $77.5 million Formative Ventures Emerging Technologies Fund, and in August 2006 increased the fund to $90M. The firm's typical investment ranges from $2-$5 million over the life of the investment. Formative's investment team managers average over 20 years of professional operating experience in the Silicon Valley marketplace. FV makes only 1-2 investments per year. The firm typically engages with companies at the first institutional financing round, and will often syndicate investment rounds with other venture capital companies. FV is an active member of the National Venture Capital Association.

    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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    Brian Connors Managing Director
    Clint Chao Managing Director
    Dino Vendetti Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      InnoCOMM Wireless
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      IP Infusion
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      Open Country
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      Pyxis Technology
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      Samplify Systems
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      Silicon Clocks
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      Zyray Wireless
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