San Francisco and Palo Alto early stage venture capital firm Crosslink Capital closed its eighth venture capital fund, at $275m.
Crosslink Ventures VIII includes support from both new and existing investors, closing of capital commitments.
Founded in 1989, Crosslink Capital focuses on early stage venture capital investing, backing entrepreneurs who are building disruptive and market-transforming companies.
A core element of its strategy is its commitment to alpha, an invite-only networking group of more than 950 founders, CEOs and influencers, whose mission is to build a peer networking forum in the technology startup community, connecting leaders and influencers through more than 50 annual forums and curated events where they can engage in dialogue and build relationships with their peers.
Led by Eric Chin, David Silverman, Matt Bigge, Omar El-Ayat, Michael Stark and McLain Southworth, who have collectively more than 100 years of venture capital and emerging growth operating company experience, joined by Principals Phil Boyer, Gabby Contro and Joe Guzel, the firm has raised eight venture capital funds and manages over $1.8 billion.
Over more than twenty five years, the partners have backed hundreds of emerging growth companies, including industry innovators, such as Coupa Software, ServiceMax, Bleacher Report, Casper, DataStax, Descartes Labs, Pandora, Postmates, Reltio and Molekule.