Origin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in software and marketplace businesses in the Digital Native economy.

FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
"Since leading our first institutional venture round, the partners at the firm have provided sound strategic advice, perspective on potential partnerships, and connections to a deep network of executives, investors and vendors."
Mike Evans
Co-founder
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
"I’ve appreciated how thoughtful Origin has been as we’ve developed our go-to-market strategy. They’ve been there whenever, wherever we needed them."
Steven Galanis
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“In raising the growth round, it wasn’t like someone on our board separate from the company. We were working on this together: introductions & strategy & negotiations… everything.”
David Hassell
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“The Origin team has brought us some of our more valuable team members. I like to say the folks at Origin that we work closest with are really just an extension of the team”
David Rabie
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“The team at Origin have been friends and allies to Tock throughout the company's growth from the very start. In a very good way, the working relationship has been professional but casual and comfortable.”
Nick Kokonas
CEO
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FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
"Since leading our first institutional venture round, the partners at the firm have provided sound strategic advice, perspective on potential partnerships, and connections to a deep network of executives, investors and vendors."
Mike Evans
Co-founder
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
"I’ve appreciated how thoughtful Origin has been as we’ve developed our go-to-market strategy. They’ve been there whenever, wherever we needed them."
Steven Galanis
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“In raising the growth round, it wasn’t like someone on our board separate from the company. We were working on this together: introductions & strategy & negotiations… everything.”
David Hassell
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“The Origin team has brought us some of our more valuable team members. I like to say the folks at Origin that we work closest with are really just an extension of the team”
David Rabie
CEO
FROM OUR PORTFOLIO
“The team at Origin have been friends and allies to Tock throughout the company's growth from the very start. In a very good way, the working relationship has been professional but casual and comfortable.”
Nick Kokonas
CEO
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what we do

Investing in the Digital Native Economy

Millennials and Gen-Z are the only generations to grow up with the Internet, a smartphone, and social media. These “Digital Natives” generations have a unique relationship with technology, which influences how they live, work, and play. Origin Ventures invests in startups creating products and services borne by these generational differences and those fueled by the inevitability of generational transition.

Seed & Series A

Our investment focus

Investing in B2B & B2C models

Focused on software
and marketplace
business models

$500K-
$5M

Initial check size

1999

20+ years venture
investing history

$200M

Assets Under
Management

$4.2B

Team’s aggregate
enterprise value of exits

Location

Investing Across North America

With offices in Chicago and Salt Lake City, Origin Ventures invests across the United States and Canada. We’ve focused on investing “between the coasts” for more than 20 years, with portfolio companies in 14 different markets – from San Francisco to Seattle, Minneapolis to Pittsburgh, and Boise to Boston. We’re proud of the entrepreneurial ecosystems we call home, and will travel to meet exceptional entrepreneurs anywhere, anytime.

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Our Portfolio

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Our track record of success is driven by our values and alignment with founders.

As former operators and engineers, we approach every interaction with our firm’s values in mind and are committed to maintaining inclusive and safe work environments at Origin Ventures and our portfolio companies.

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CEOs discuss a variety of current topics in a breakout at a recent Origin Ventures CEO Summit. Origin Ventures hosts in-person and virtual leadership summits throughout the year.

team

Our track record of success is driven by our values and alignment with founders.

As former operators and engineers, we approach every interaction with our firm’s values in mind and are committed to maintaining inclusive and safe work environments at Origin Ventures and our portfolio companies.

Our team brings broad experience that helps our portfolio companies succeed.

Where we’ve worked:

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Resources for Entrepreneurs

In addition to capital and governance, a dedicated team provides support for the Origin Ventures Network (OVeN), our engaged community of portfolio companies. We provide ongoing resources and tools – both online and in person – to help founders navigate the common challenges facing early-stage companies.

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In raising the growth round, it wasn’t like someone on our board separate from the company. We were working on this together: introductions & strategy & negotiations… everything.

David Hassell
CEO

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I’ve appreciated how thoughtful Origin has been as we’ve developed our go-to-market strategy. They’ve been there whenever, wherever we needed them.

Steven Galanis
CEO

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The Origin team has brought us some of our more valuable team members. I like to say the folks at Origin that we work closest with are really just an extension of our team.

David Rabie
CEO

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