About Us

We are experienced IT venture capital investors looking to back entrepreneurs who are building next-generation solutions to reimagine how we work.
We seek entrepreneurs building high velocity IT solutions to dramatically improve 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, health care, education, retail, food 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.
Our investment thesis around the Reimagination of Work originates from our firsthand experience as successful IT entrepreneurs and investors changing the enterprise workplace. 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 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, healthcare, education, food, oil & gas, mining and other large industries.
Previous IT software investments made by Moment's partners

News

Recent news from our portfolio
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

Astound Raises $11.5M to Automate Employee Service Requests with AI

Astound Raises $11.5M to Automate Employee Service Requests with AI Read More

Owl Raises $18M for World's First Car Security Camera Platform

Owl Raises $18M for World's First Car Security Camera Platform Read More

Ford and Cisco Turn to AI Startup Tara Intelligence to Find the Best Programmers (CNBC)

Ford and Cisco Turn to AI Startup Tara Intelligence to Find the Best Programmers (CNBC) Read More

TechCrunch: Flowspace is AWS for Warehouses

Flowspace is AWS for Warehouses (TechCrunch) Read More

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

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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