Charles River Ventures

Industry: Venture Capital

Annual Revenue Estimate: $10m+

AUM: $1bn-$2bn

Email Convention: [email protected]


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Company Details

Since 1970, Charles River Ventures has helped startups turn their ideas into real, viable businesses. Companies like Cascade, CIENA, ChipCom, NetGenesis, Parametric Technology, Sonus, Speechworks, Stratus Computer, Sybase, Vignette and dozens more have realized stunning success with the backing and support of CRV.

In addition to having one of the longest resumes among venture capital firms, CRV's investment returns are consistently among the best in our industry.

Charles River Ventures takes a value-added approach to early stage investing. That means we go beyond simply holding the purse strings.

In fact, CRV partners have personal experience as entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior executives of emerging companies. We know what kind of help you need. We've been there.

CRV supports our entrepreneurs with innovative capital strategies, while also bringing the best resources and business contacts to bear.

The contact network we've built over four decades assures that CRV-backed entrepreneurs will have access to the top players needed to bring their great idea to its fullest fruition.



CRV on the East Coast

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1000 Winter Street, Waltham, MA, 02451, United States


CRV on the West Coast

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2882 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States