Calibrate Ventures

Calibrate Ventures
Last activity: 26.06.2024
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Calibrate Ventures grew out of a longtime friendship and partnership. We share conviction that relationships drive success. It’s a decision that has helped foster trust and honest dialogue in all our interactions. For the last 14 years we have invested together in start-ups, leveraging a formidable community of investors, founders and partners to deliver powerful results.

Our aligned beliefs are what make Calibrate Ventures a deeply connected and effective team, one that continues to lure the best entrepreneurs and companies with our track record of outsized returns.

We are a partner-only firm with no junior investment professionals. Our decisions are guided by our founding values, not herd mentality or politics.

We back startups that have demonstrated early signs of commercial success, and we support them through the inflection point of their business. We pursue markets and teams with robust product vision that can scale to hundreds of millions in revenue. Calibrate Ventures is an early stage/early revenue venture capital firm.

Calibrate Ventures invests right-sized capital at the inflection point for rapidly accelerating growth.

We focus on Advanced Automation, B2B SaaS, and Managed Marketplaces
Location: United States, California, Duarte
Employees: 1-10
Founded date: 2016
Investment Type: Venture Capital
Investment Stage: Pre-Seed; Seed; Series A

Portfolio 43

DateNameWebsiteTotal RaisedLocation$15.3MUnited Sta...$130M-$65.2M-$14MUnited Sta...$15MUnited Sta...$24.65MUnited Sta...
-Misty$11.5MUnited Sta...$5MUnited Sta...$79.7MUnited Sta...
-Chegg$182MUnited Sta...
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Persons 4

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-KellyFergus-Ben...Executive ...linkedin.c...-

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06.04.2024Manifold's AI Revolutionizes Clinical Research with $15M FundingManifold, a Newton-based AI clinical research platform, secures $15M in Series A funding to streamline research workflows and unlock new insights. Led by TQ Ventures, the funding aims to accelerate research progress and improve patient outc...
04.04.2024Manifold Secures $15M to Revolutionize Clinical Research with AIWhat You Should Know: – Manifold, an AI-powered clinical research platform raises $15M in a Series A funding round led by TQ Ventures with participation from Calibrate Ventures, SK Ventures, and existing investors TTCER Partners and Dr. Sac...
12.01.2024Garry Tan says founders ‘have to be in San Francisco’ as Y Combinator ditches Mountain View headquarters for the big cityEver since Garry Tan came on as Y Combinator CEO last year, there have been changes. Last March, Tan cut its late-stage investing and laid off 17 investors, and he shrank the size of YC’s batches. Less known is that the startup accelerator ...
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30.09.2022Show, don’t tell: Tips for robotics startups raising a Series B during a downturnJason Schoettler Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Schoettler is co-founder and managing partner of Calibrate Ventures. Raising a Series B for any startup is challenging right now, with many VCs pulling back on investments — funding for Se...
01.06.2022BREAKING: FarmWise’s weeding robots haul in $45m Series B funding from Taylor Farms, othersUS ag automation startup FarmWise Labs, which builds weeding robot Titan, has raised $45 million in Series B funding, it announced today. Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital co-led the round. Taylor Farms, one of the top producers of l...
12.01.2022Five Revenue Models That Can Drive Growth For AI StartupsJason Schoettler is co-founder and managing partner of Calibrate Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in visionary entrepreneurs.
21.12.2021Calibrate Ventures Raises $97M Fund IICalibrate Ventures, a Pasadena, CA-based venture capital firm, raised $97m in new funds. Calibrate Fund II will continue the firm’s track record of investing in early-stage AI and automation startups rapidly transforming industries such as ...
21.12.2021Calibrate Ventures raises $97M for second fund targeting AI, automationCalibrate Ventures, a four-year-old early-stage venture capital firm backing startups leveraging artificial intelligence and automation, debuted its second fund, a $97 million vehicle that is about 25% higher than its previous fund. With Ca...
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