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 managing seed stage funds, SoftTech VC II and SoftTech VC III. Our funds are backed by a mix of institutional and private investors. At SoftTech, we have consistently invested in 20 new opportunities a year.

Our founder and managing partner Jeff Clavier launched SoftTech VC in 2004, making the original 20+ investments (our non-traditional ‘Fund I’) as a business angel, investing his own capital, time and experience. As one of the original ‘super angels’ in the valley, Jeff developed SoftTech VC’s implementation of the micro-vc concept which has 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. Our principals have been involved in over 100 startups as investors, advisors or founders. SoftTech VC has seen 20+ exits, and our companies have raised over $800M in follow-on financing. Today, SoftTech VC is among the most active investors in early stage consumer Internet and mobile startups.

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