VC/FI  Karlin Ventures

     Office Locations:

11755 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-806-9700



  • Early
  • Growth



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



    Karlin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund and an affiliate of Karlin Asset Management, a private investment firm managing over $1.4 billion of unleveraged equity capital. The firm prefers to co-invest and will participate in follow-on rounds. Karlin focuses on companies in the U.S. (preferably on the West Coast) with a focus in enterprise software, commerce platforms and marketplaces. Typical investments range from $250,000 to $2,000,000. Additionally, the firm operates Karlin Fellows, an elite fellowship program for both members of the Karlin Ventures portfolio and other emerging industry leaders in LA's tech community. Karlin Asset Management is the family office of Gary Michelson, a spinal surgeon and inventor, Karlin invests in a host of different investment strategies including value securities, distressed real estate and natural resources.

    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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    Arteen Arabshahi Senior Associate
    Erin Shipley Senior Associate
    TX Zhuo Managing Partner


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