Monthly Archives: September 2007

Our Strategy

Investing in, and working with, great entrepreneurs at the very early stage of development of their companies is what we do, first and foremost. For over 3 years now, our focus has been the consumer Internet space (now dubbed "Web 2.0") and we plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. By investing in 20+ Web 2.0 startups, we have learned a lot about this still developing market, that has helped us refine our strategy and the segments (we call them "buckets") that we are interested in. However, like any investor, we will remain opportunistic and we’ll do a few deals that are outside of our area of expertise – just because we like the team, the opportunity and we feel that it is worth the risk.

  The diagram on the right summarizes these 5 core "buckets", in which we have develop a prior expertise and track record – either by … Read more »


About Us

SoftTech VC is an early stage venture capital firm that most recently formed a $12M seed stage fund, SoftTech VC II. Jeff Clavier, one of the most active Web 2.0 angel investors, announced the fund and its four initial investments,  at the TechCrunch40 conference in September 2007. SoftTech VC II is backed by a mix of institutional  and private investors.

Jeff Clavier’s Bio

Based in Palo Alto, California, Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. Since 2004, Jeff has invested in more than 20 consumer Internet companies developing new concepts (such as social media) or revisiting “old” ideas with a new set of economics and technologies. In 2007, Jeff was recognized as one of the 13 “Web 2.0 King Makers” by Business 2.0, and is often noted for his investments in categories such as “passion-centric communities,” or for having already sold … Read more »