What We Do
Rubicon Venture Capital is a bi-coastal San Francisco – New York fund focused on backing software and internet technology companies at the Late Seed, Series A and B stages.
We are backed by a diverse set of value added LP investors including high-net worth individuals, family offices, corporates and institutional LPs located worldwide. We enable our LPs to co-invest with our fund all the way to exit via our sidecar vehicles. This provides our LPs with access to select late stage investment opportunities and continued financial support for our portfolio companies.
Our Investment Focus
Our focus is on software and internet technology companies in North America, the UK and Northern Europe, where we have developed extensive VC and business networks that can help our portfolio companies succeed.
Industry verticals include artificial intelligence, machine learning, enterprise SaaS, big data, fintech, insurtech, cyber, mobile, marketing tech, hospitality tech, proptech, B2B, B2C and other deep technology startups. We do NOT invest in healthcare, life science, cleantech, utilities or other capital intensive startups.
The bulk of our funds are focused in Late Seed and Series A financing rounds. Typically we like to invest in startups that have already achieved a minimum $1m ARR at the time of our first investment. Our unique fund plus sidecar model enables Rubicon and our investors to participate in growth, secondary and late-stage rounds right up to an exit.
A Completely New Venture Capital Model
Each time our fund invests in a company, our investors may choose to allocate additional capital to the opportunity, motivating them to provide real value add to the company. For investors this means unique access to difficult-to-get-into deals, more control and better returns. For founders, this means direct access to successful entrepreneurs-turned-investors, as well as large corporates and institutions that can support their business from late seed through exit.
Our network is unique and active. Our investor base includes a diverse group of successful entrepreneurs, family offices, large corporations and institutional investors that directly help our portfolio companies succeed. We animate this network with private events bringing our portfolio companies in direct contact with our value added LPs. Our sidecar model brings continuous communication among our portfolio companies and experienced LPs resulting in world beating startups.
We’re All In This Together!
We deliver real value through our extensive global network of investors and 18 Venture Partners in North America, Asia and Europe. Got challenges? We’ve got seasoned entrepreneurs and industry leaders ready to go to bat for you.
Crossing The Rubicon
In the centuries since Julius Caesar led a Roman legion across the Rubicon River, “crossing the Rubicon” has become synonymous with thinking big and irrevocably committing oneself to a bold and revolutionary course of action. At Rubicon we’re committed to revolutionizing venture capital.