About Us

We are experienced IT venture capital investors looking to back entrepreneurs who are building next-generation technology solutions to transform how work is done in and across large industries
We seek entrepreneurs building high velocity IT solutions to transform the way an industry works

Moment Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, CA. We invest in companies building technology solutions that can reimagine the workplace and empower the workers across industry verticals. Our entrepreneurs are reinventing business models for every major industry: technology, logistics, education, retail, food, construction and others.

In order for a particular industry to benefit from new connected capabilities created from categories of IT-enabled machines, such as cars, drones, robots, sensors and even industrial equipment, as well as IT solutions that empower workers with innovative business models to dramatically improve the efficiencies of a given industry, we need entrepreneurs with the relevant understanding of the unique business and technology platforms needed to revolutionize the connected enterprise. We also seek deep technology innovators who can fuel the multi-trillion dollar traditional IT infrastructure space that is undergoing a multi-decade transformational phase with cloud-first, mobile-first and AI assisted machine learning innovations in enterprise, security, networking, storage, collaboration, performance, analytics and more.

Take a look at our current portfolio of investments to get a sense of the breadth of investment areas that we have invested in.

Our Team

Each Moment Ventures partner has decades of investing and operating experience in technology startups. We work very closely with our companies to navigate all aspects of building a company.
Ammar Hanafi
Co-Founder and General Partner
Ammar Hanafi spent over 10 years as an early stage VC at Alloy Ventures, and previously ran the corporate development team at Cisco.
Clint Chao
Co-Founder and General Partner
Clint Chao began his venture career as a co-founder of Formative Ventures, and was an early sales and marketing executive at C-Cube and SkyStream Networks.
Rajiv Khemani
Co-Founder and Venture Partner
Rajiv Khemani is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Innovium. He previously served as an EIR at NEA and as Chief Operating Officer at Cavium.

Why Work With Moment Ventures?

Our investment thesis around the Reimagination of Work originates from our firsthand experience as successful IT entrepreneurs and investors changing the enterprise workplace. Our ideal entry point for investment is a company's first institutional round of financing (pre-Series A rounds). We work as a team with our portfolio companies, as we each bring a different set of complementary skills, experiences and perspectives to help our entrepreneurs.

Our growing portfolio of investments enables us to work with talented entrepreneurs with deep domain experience from industries including logistics, food, education, e-commerce, labor and more. As such, we are able to glean valuable insight to help future entrepreneurs understand the nuances to succeed in and across these industries.

In addition to our backing from institutional investors that include large family offices, state employee pensions and non-profit foundations, our investors (LPs) include an esteemed group of accomplished technology entrepreneurs who have many years of operating and investing experience at some of Silicon Valley's most successful technology companies and venture capital firms. These companies include Cisco, AT&T, VMware, Google, NEA, Intel, Emergence Capital, GoDaddy and many more.

Portfolio

We invest in 3 distinct categories of startup companies that are reimagining the workplace: Companies that bring new connected capabilities into vertical industries, new and innovative business models to bring order of magintude efficiencies into large industries and AI and machine learning innovations to empower workers to advance their careers towards higher level skill sets. We look for companies providing disruptive IT solutions to solve massive problems in technology, logistics, construction, education, food, oil & gas and other large industries.
Portfolio Exits from Moment I and Moment II
Previous IT software investments made by Moment's partners

News

Recent news from our portfolio
Pod Foods Raises $3M to Reinvent Grocery Distribution

Pod Foods Raises $3M to Reinvent Grocery Distribution Read More

Tara.ai Nabs $10M Series A to Apply Machine Learning to Scope Out & Manage Engineering Projects

Tara.ai Nabs $10M Series A to Apply Machine Learning to Scope Out & Manage Engineering Projects Read More

Future of Work Leader Astound Raises $15.5M Series B, Led By March Capital

Future of Work Leader Astound Raises $15.5M Series B, Led By March Capital Read More

Flowspace Raises $12M Series A Round Led By Canvas Ventures

Flowspace Raises $12M Series A Round Led By Canvas Ventures Read More

Financial Post: How technology is taking the guesswork out of pricing crude oil

Financial Post: How technology is taking the guesswork out of pricing crude oil Read More

Validere Raises $7 Million to Help Oil and Gas Companies Track Product Quality

Validere Raises $7 Million to Help Oil and Gas Companies Track Product Quality Read More

Swing Education Raises $15M Series B from GV and Owl to Connect Schools with Substitute Teachers

Swing Education Raises $15M Series B from GV and Owl to Connect Schools with Substitute Teachers Read More

World View Announces $26.5M Series C Round Led By New Investor Accel

World View Announces $26.5M Series C Round Led By New Investor Accel Read More

Nutanix Acquires Netsil To Extend Leadership in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Nutanix Acquires Netsil To Extend Leadership in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Read More

Get in touch

At Moment Ventures, we're committed to working hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs to build the most successful companies. Whether you're a new entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, or whether you've worked with us in the past to build a great company, we'd love to hear from you. Please check our profiles on LinkedIn (Ammar, Clint, Rajiv) and see if you are connected to someone in our network that can introduce you to us. Otherwise, feel free to send an executive summary of your idea to funding@momentventures.com.

Our new office is located at 516 High Street in downtown Palo Alto, CA, which between University Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. Look for the city landmark sign "Pete's Wicked Ware Shoppe" above our front door. There is a parking garage next to our office with 3-hour parking on the first two floors.

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