We are a seed-stage venture capital firm

We partner with founders to help build dominant
 enterprise cloud software companies that are reinventing all industries.

Approach

We strive to be the most helpful and impactful investor you will have.

<strong>Integrity & Trust</strong>

Integrity & Trust

We operate with the highest degree of integrity. Trust forms the basis of the relationship. We act with the highest business ethics and expect the same from our partners. An investment from Spider is an investment in a long-term business partnership.

<strong>Founder-Centric</strong>

Founder-Centric

As founders, we are empathetic to the sacrifices which go into building a company. Our investment perspective and advice is guided by our background as founders and operators.

<strong>Collaborative</strong>

Collaborative

We strive to be collaborative partners with you and the entire ecosystem.

<strong>High Impact</strong>

High Impact

We strive to deliver outsized impact during the critical early phase of a company’s growth. We bring to bare considerable resources and bandwidth that leverages our enterprise operating experience. Specific areas we help includes interviewing early management (especially sales) hires, fleshing out your go to market strategy, connecting you to early customers, prepping you for your next round of funding, or strategizing on strategic options as they arise.

<strong>Relentless Hussle</strong>

Relentless Hussle

We hussle just like you. We are always on call. Just ask any of the Founders.

<strong>Uber Connector</strong>

Uber Connector

We are typically only 1 degree removed from a relevant connection. We pride ourselves on making targeted/timely connections that drive tangible business impact.

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We back founders who have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

We invest in technical, product visionary founding teams who are building
disruptive technology companies that are transforming businesses.

koan

Human resource SaaS platform for managers.
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RAKEN

Construction management platform for job sites.
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AI customer service automation for call centers.
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User insight testing platform.
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imubit

IOT analytics.
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bonfire

Cloud-based RFP platform for procurement teams.
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rescour

Data and analytics platform for commercial real estate. 
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On-demand and remote tech support for SMBs.
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Private cloud virtual appliance deployed behind corporate firewall for secure file syncing and storage.
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AlignCommerce

Next-gen payment service provider for global commerce.
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Mobile advertising platform leveraging data and predictive models to deliver dynamic mobile ads.
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ACQUIRED BY UNITY SOFTWARE
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Cross promotion video ad network and instant replay platform for mobile games.

Acquired by Unity Technologies in 2014.
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ACQUIRED BY GOOGLE
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Mobile app optimization & testing platform on the cloud.

Acquired by Google in 2014.
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Gamification platform for customer and employee engagement.
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Bitnet1

Industrial grade payment management platform to enable large, enterprise class merchants to accept digital payments such as bitcoin (BTC).
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Bityota

Data warehouse as-a-service, providing the ability to load and quickly analyze rapidly changing data from multiple sources.
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boost_media

Cloud-based ad creative platform that leverages humans (crowdsourced) and software to optimize ads.
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ACQUIRED BY TWITTER
cardspring

Payment infrastructure based on web service API that enables developers to link digital applications to credit or debit cards.

Acquired by Twitter in 2014.
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Automation for web-scale IT that enables developers to leverage “recipes” to automate infrastructure tasks.
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Chewse

Online meal delivery service for businesses.
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ACQUIRED BY IBM
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Fully managed platform for developers to deploy, host and scale DBs.

Acquired by IBM in 2015.
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ACQUIRED BY IDERA
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Cloud-based server monitoring.

Acquired by Idera in 2014.
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Developer of machine learning and computer vision algorithms and public APIs for web scraping.
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Netflix for children’s books (monthly subscription to library of leading children’s book content).
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SaaS platform for workforce mentoring and employee productivity.
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Forter2

Fraud prevention platform for ecommerce.
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Fundbox

Leverages deep data analytics to accelerate cash flow and clear invoices for small businesses.
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GOAT

Mobile marketplace for sneakers.
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hangtime

Mobile app that allows users to keep track of their friends’ social plans.
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Small business productivity platform for e-signatures and efaxes.
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Next-gen mobile app for travel search and bookings.
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ACQUIRED BY YAHOO!
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Mobile personal assistant leveraging machine learning.

Acquired by Yahoo! in 2014.
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Crowdfunding platform.
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Ionic_white

Unified data and mobility security platform providing access control, IP monitoring, data encryption, policy management.
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ACQUIRED BY ACXIOM
Kefta2

Provider of dynamic/behavioral targeting solutions.

Acquired by Acxiom in 2007.
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Provides a scalable and open platform for collection, visualization, and analytics of network traffic and performance.
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ACQUIRED BY DOCKER
koality-

Software testing platform for developers.

Acquired by Docker in 2014.
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ACQUIRED BY MICROSOFT
LiveLoop

Cloud-based document collaboration platform.

Acquired by Microsoft in 2015.
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lockpath

SaaS provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions to automate business processes and reduce enterprise risk.
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ACQUIRED BY YAHOO!)
luminate

In-image advertising platform leveraging computer vision, machine learning and crowdsourcing.

Acquired by Yahoo! in 2014.
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ACQUIRED BY RACKSPACE
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Web service for integrating email inboxes into apps.

Acquired by Rackspace in 2012.
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meteor

Open-source platform for building web and mobile apps in a fraction of the time vs. other languages/frameworks.
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Cloud application and identity management platform for enterprise apps, users, and devices.
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pagerduty_2014

Alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams.
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panorama

Data analytics and survey platform for public education.
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pepperdata

Web services on Hadoop: provides performance optimization platform to make every Hadoop node more efficient.
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pindrop

Anti-fraud authentication technology solutions for financial institutions’ call centers.
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ACQUIRED BY GOOGLE
polar

Next-gen ad unit built around native polls/surveys.

Acquired by Google in 2014.
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poynt

Creator of the world’s first smart payment terminal.
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Hyper-local advertising platform.
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quixey

Mobile search engine that enables users to search within/across all apps to find the most relevant content.
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relayrides

The world’s largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace.
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Customer service platform for Twitter feeds.
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rethinkdb

Open-source distributed database.
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ACQUIRED BY SALESFORCE
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Employee performance management platform.

Acquired by Salesforce in 2011.
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science_exchange

Marketplace for scientific collaboration, where researchers can order experiments from the world’s best labs.
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Sendbloom2

Data-driven sales automation platform that makes it easy to create hyper-targeted email campaigns.
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Cloud-based platform that mobilizes enterprise applications.
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takelessons

Marketplace for local lessons (music, test prep, etc.).
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tapsense

Mobile advertising exchange (RTB) connecting top brands with premium publishers.
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ACQUIRED BY WALMART LABS
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Software applications business that connects people via social software.

Acquired by WalMart Labs in 2013.
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ACQUIRED BY TWITTER
tnxer

Productivity analytics tool that helps engineers be more productive and gain insights on their work habits using data from cloud-based services.

Acquired by Twitter in 2015.
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trueaccord

Fully automated debt recovery for businesses using behavioral analytics and machine learning.
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upstream

SaaS retail intelligence platform for online retailers that delivers actionable insights for smarter pricing, optimal product assortment.
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vida_logo

Mobile app for health/wellness.
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voxer

Nextel 2.0 mobile “walkie talkie” communication platform for consumers and enterprises.
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Vungle

In-app video advertising platform for developers to embed video ads in apps.
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Wavefront

Cloud-based, next-generation solution for managing data centers.
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wepay

Online payments and risk management platform for marketplaces and SMBs.
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Enterprise mobility platform for BYOD management leveraging existing infrastructure.
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yozio

Mobile growth-as-a service platform leveraging data science and analytics for mobile marketers.
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zanbato

SaaS platform connecting institutional investors with new investment opportunities.
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ACQUIRED BY SHOPZILLA
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Payment infrastructure for mobile payments.

Acquired by Shopzilla in 2013.
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zuora

Cloud-based subscription billing platform.
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Represents previous investments by Spider Partners.

Platform

Founders. Operators. Investors. Advisors.

Spider’s investment team has 50 years of combined technology operating expertise across 5 startups, along with a strong track record of investing in nearly 100 startups. Spider is supported by seasoned technology operating executives who were instrumental in growing leading enterprise cloud companies, including Cisco and Salesforce.

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Michael Neril

Founder & Managing Partner

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Matt Fisher

Venture Partner

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Philippe Suchet

Venture Partner

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Rob Bailey

Venture Advisor

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David Berman

Venture Advisor

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Courtney Broadus

Venture Advisor

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Venture Advisor

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Aaron Ross

Venture Advisor

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Ting Mao

Venture Advisor

Faqs

What is your investment focus?

Spider invests in technology driven, enterprise cloud software companies. The underlying theme are mission driven founders who are building transformative companies whose products aim to deliver meaningful productivity gains for an enterprise.

Where do you invest?

While we have proprietary access to great founders in Silicon Valley, we also invest in other emerging technology hubs in the U.S., Canada and Israel. Spider’s founder is also a San Francisco native, and has spent his entire career working in Silicon Valley with technology companies.

Do you reserve for follow on rounds?

Yes. The majority of the fund is reserved to support our investments in later stage rounds.

Which VC firms do you co-invest with?

Spider’s founder has partnered with the majority of seed funds and early-stage funds in the Valley and has working relationships with GPs at each of the top funds. We also have relationships with leading funds in Europe and Asia who we partner with for later-stage financing rounds in conjunction with global expansion.

What is your typical investment amount?

Our initial check size is typically $500,000.

Who are your LPs?

We are backed by a global LP base comprised of leading institutional investors, family offices, and prominent operating executives spanning finance and technology.

Do you lead seed rounds and take board seats?

Yes.

Where do you add the most value?

The Spider platform is comprised of a dozen enterprise operators who have founded startups, grown startups from idea to the first several million in revenue, and scaled startups to 10s and 100s of millions in revenue. We have built products, scaled teams, sold software, consummated partnerships, raised capital, and bought and sold companies. Spider’s founder has also directly invested in nearly 100 startups and advised on 100s of M&A and corporate finance transactions. We apply our operating and investing experience, along with our relationships, to help startups avoid many of the mistakes we have made, or navigate landmines we have seen. If we cannot provide meaningful insight or an immediate connection, we are typically only one degree away from someone who can. This translates into advice and relevant connections at all inflection points in a company’s lifecycle.

Where are your offices?

We are based in downtown San Francisco.