FI/VC  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 (see profile), a private investment firm managing over $1.4 billion of unleveraged equity capital. 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. 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.

    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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