VC  Ridge Ventures

     Office Locations:

One Letterman Dr., Building D, Suite P100
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 415-439-4420
Fax: 415-439-4428



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Formerly IDG Ventures, Ridge Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in experienced founders redefining how the world interacts with software. The firm backs companies delivering advanced technologies, new distribution models and incredible user experiences to market. Founded in 2007, Ridge evolved out of a single-LP fund started by the media company IDG.



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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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    Alex Rosen Managing Director
    Ben Metcalfe Managing Director
    Gil Penchina Managing Director
    Pat Kenealy Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):









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    Portfolio companies include:

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      Double Fusion
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      Expect Labs
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      Krux Digital
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      Parking in Motion
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      Prism Skylabs
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      Simply Hired
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      Telltale Games
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      We Heart It
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