Mill Valley, CA-based venture capital firm Wireframe Ventures is to raise its maiden fund.
According to a regulatory form filed with the SEC, the firm is seeking to raise $75m.
The doc lists former Claremont Creek Ventures directors Paul Straub and Harsh Patel as people related to the offering.
At Claremont, Straub represented the firm on the boards of several companies including Alphabet Energy, Blue Pillar, Renew Financial, Project Frog, Clean Power Finance and Yerdle. He also currently manages the firm’s investment in Root3 Technologies.
He previously managed the firm’s investments as a board observer at Property Bridge (acquired by MGI) and Lefora/Meetro (acquired).
Prior to Claremont Creek, he invested in software and datacenter technology companies at Information Technology Ventures/Infinity Capital, including co-leading the first institutional round of Cyanea (acquired by IBM).
Straub also worked in product management and strategy roles leading projects for Veritas Software and Red Hat Software.
He began his career in investment banking at Montgomery Securities and subsequently joined Thomas Weisel Partners.
Harsh Patel has over 20 years of experience in building, operating and investing in technology growth companies, focusing on big data analytics and SaaS solutions applied to large markets in healthcare, energy, government and retail.
As a General Partner at RRE Ventures and In-Q-Tel, he led a number of early stage investments including Palantir Technologies, Tendril and Flipswap (now ERecyclingCorps). Patel has also been an active angel investor and mentor for a number of seed stage companies including Badgeville and SnappyTV.
Earlier, he was a Co-Founder of Orbit Commerce (acquired by Digital River, NASDAQ:DRIV).
Harsh began his career in enterprise technology R&D for Accenture, building solutions for AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and American Express.