Great technology companies
are built by individuals who take risks
before their success is obvious.
At 137 Ventures, we believe that the founders and employees who invest their time and energy into building companies should be able to maximize the value they create, which is why we provide founders and employees with an alternative form of liquidity: loans against private company stock. Often times, our investments enable the individuals who are developing 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.