About Us

Building great companies is your passion. Investing at the earliest stage and helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams is ours.


SoftTech VC is an early stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. Backed primarily by institutional investors, we have been managing a number of seed funds (SoftTech VC II, III & IV) for the last 10 years.

Our founder and Managing Partner Jeff Clavier launched SoftTech VC in 2004, making the original 20+ investments (our ‘Fund I’) as a business angel, investing his own capital, time and experience. As one of the original ‘super angels’ in the Valley, Jeff raised one of the first institutional seed funds and came up with his own version of the micro-vc concept which has recently become so popular.

In 2007, we launched SoftTech VC II, a 15M seed fund focusing on the consumer Internet space, aiming at investing in 60+ companies over 3 years. In 2011, our $55M SoftTech VC III successor fund made its debut, with a greater focus on B2B opportunities. In 2014, we introduced a new $85M vehicle, SoftTech VC IV, which will invest in 50 companies over 3 years.

Our principals have been involved in over 150 startups as investors, advisors or founders. SoftTech VC has seen 30+ companies generate $2.0B in total exits, and over 95+ companies have raised over $2.0B in follow-on financing. Today, SoftTech VC is among the most active investors in early stage SaaS startup, mobile services, connected devices and marketplaces.

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