Redpoint Ventures is an American venture capital firm with a strong presence in South America. The company is focused on investing in projects that are in ‘seed’ and ‘early-growth’ stages.
Since its inception, Redpoint Ventures has managed over US$4 billion in funds and have funded more than 465 companies. Some of its most notable investment ventures include HomeAway, Android, Netflix, Heroku, 2U, Stripe, Zendesk, PureStorage and Twilio.
Overview of Redpoint Ventures
Redpoint Ventures is privately owned and was launched in 1999 in California. The company has several partners, including Allen Beasley, Jami Davidson, Jeff Brody, Satish Dharmaraj, Tim Haley, and Tom Dyal. Company headquarters are in Menlo Park, California.
Located in the United States, Redpoint Ventures have made significant investments in companies on the continent, but have also diversified to include investments in other countries, including China and South American countries like Brazil and Colombia.
With 16 deals across various stages of investment done in Brazil, Redpoint Ventures have proven a significant interest in the South American country. The company invested in the financial technology sector company Nubank, along with other investment industry giants like DST Global and Ribbit Capital. Another Brazilian investment the company has made is Resultados Digitais, a company in the marketing technology industry. In Colombia, Redpoint Ventures have vested interests in Rappi, a logistics and distribution firm.
Media reports from late 2017 covered Redpoint Ventures‘ funding venture for LaunchDarkly, a Californian feature management platform, alongside Vertex Ventures. The company managed to raise US$21 million in Series B funding and plans to use the funding to accelerate growth in customer service initiatives, engineering and education. It was also announced that uAvionix Corporation, a top navigation, surveillance, and communications provider achieved US$5 million in funding with Redpoint Ventures as part of the funding team. The aim of this funding is to accelerate global expansion and product innovation. Redpoint Ventures also funded the next-gen consumer product startup Brandless.
In other news, it was announced that Alex Bard, veteran investor and former Redpoint Ventures employee, is leaving Campaign Monitor to re-join Redpoint as a partner. The company spokesperson stated that they are excited about the hire and believe that Bard will uphold the brand well.