FOF/VC  NetService Ventures

     Office Locations:

2108 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-234-9630
Fax: 650-234-8322

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  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2002, NetService Ventures Group is a consulting and seed investment firm based in Menlo Park, California. Its partnership has experience in software, telecom, wireless, and Internet companies. The firm provides strategic advisory services to multinational telecom and media firms, and seed-funds startups in consumer and enterprise mobile and Internet services. NetService offers four primary types of consulting services: 1. Silicon Valley Insights, 2. Innovation Consulting, 3. New Venture Creation, and 4. Business Development Support. In 2011, the firm launched NSVI, a fund of funds to help large corporations get access to and invest in strategically important silicon valley companies. Additional offices are located in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, CA.

    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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    Hiroshi Menjo Managing Partner
    Masami Kato Partner
    Nader Ghaffari Partner
    Richard Melmon Managing Partner


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