About US

We are experienced IT venture capital investors looking to back entrepreneurs who are building next-generation Infrastructure of Everything companies, where IT sits at the intersection of digital and physical worlds.
Seeking entrepreneurs whose focus is to connect the digital and physical worlds

Moment Ventures is a seed & early stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, CA. We invest in companies building the Infrastructure of Everything: the technologies and business platforms needed to connect the digital and physical worlds.

With so many new device ecosystems created from new categories of IT-enabled machines in development, such as cars, drones, robots, sensors and even industrial equipment, as well as IT solutions that empower workers with people-based platforms, we're looking for entrepreneurs focused on building the unique business and technology infrastructure needed to ignite these new categories to revolutionize the connected enterprise. The Infrastructure of Everything also includes the multi-trillion dollar traditional IT infrastructure space that is undergoing a mutli-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 are interested in.

Our Team

Each Moment Ventures partner has decades of investing and operating experience in IT infrastructure 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.
Our investment thesis around the Infrastructure of Everything originates from our firsthand experience as successful IT infrastructure entrepreneurs and investors. 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.

In addition to institutional investors, we are backed by an esteemed group of accomplished technology entrepreneurs who have many years of operating and investing experience at some of Silicon Valley's most successful infrastructure 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 Infrastructure of Everything companies: IT Innovations, New Device Ecosystems and People-Based Platforms. IT Innovations include disruptors in networking, security, storage, data center, analytics and other traditional IT categories. New Device Ecosystems companies seek to connect new machines (cars and other connected vehicles, drones, robots, sensors, etc) with business and technology platform solutions. People-Based Platforms companies empower workers with IT innovations and transform how business is conducted in industries such industrial, education, healthcare, logistics and more.
Previous infrastructure software investments made by Moment's partners

News

Recent news from our portfolio
Call9 Raises $24M Series B to Scale Emergency 911 Platform for Nursing Homes

Call9 Raises $24M Series B to Scale Emergency 911 Platform for Nursing Homes Read More

Stripe Acquires Payable to Deepen On-Demand Business Offering

Stripe Acquires Payable to Deepen On-Demand Business Offering Read More

Cisco Acquires Viptela for $610M

Cisco Acquires Viptela for $610M Read More

Skyward Acquired by Verizon to Simplify Drone Operations

Skyward Acquired by Verizon to Simplify Drone Operations Read More

Salesforce Acquires Twin Prime

Salesforce Acquires Twin Prime Read More

World View: 38 Startups That Will Boom in 2017, according to VCs

World View: 38 Startups That Will Boom in 2017, according to VCs Read More

Akamai Acquires Soha to Bolster Security Offering

Akamai Acquires Soha to Bolster Security Offering Read More

Copia: How This 26-Year-Old Is Solving 'the World's Dumbest Problem' With an Ultra-Smart App

Copia: How This 26-Year-Old Is Solving 'the World's Dumbest Problem' With an Ultra-Smart App Read More

Viptela Raises $75M for Global Expansion

Viptela Raises $75M for Global Expansion 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 office is located at 385 Homer Avenue in Palo Alto, CA, at the corner of Homer Avenue and Waverley Street.

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