Great technology companies are built by individuals who
take risks before their success is obvious.

137 Ventures empowers founders and employees to maximize the value they create through unique, alternative forms of liquidity including loans against private company stock. Often times, our investments enable the individuals who are building today’s world-changing technology companies to then reinvest in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

As companies continue to stay private at much later stages, we believe that new financial tools will need to be developed to address the ever-changing needs of growing and scaling a business. Our investment philosophy is centered on the idea that venture capital should be as diverse and innovative as the companies and individuals it funds.

The firm focuses on a broad range of areas including space exploration, digital health, fintech, enterprise SaaS and big data. Investments to date include SpaceX, Spotify and Eventbrite. 137 Ventures was founded in 2010 by Justin Fishner-Wolfson, S. Alexander Jacobson and Kathy H. Chan and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.


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