Founded by Aydin Senkat, this is a boutique venture fund that isn’t afraid to dip their toes into new and unfamiliar markets. They’re not only able to just help to fund the right startup, the company has a massive network of investors and experts they can call into action anytime they need help with their investments.
Felicis is willing to take a hands-on or hands-off approach depending on the needs of any particular investment they put their money into. They also have connections with hundreds of eager angel investors, as Senkat is a private angel investor himself, so their fundraising ability has proved to be well worth into the billions as they proved by putting together a $41M super angel fund back in 2010. They’re also willing to invest money on whatever continent and in whichever country has the opportunities they’re interested. Companies Felicis has invested in include: Acompli, Adyen, Airware, BrightRoll, Canva, eduK, fitbit, Fluxx, Optimizely, Planet Labs, SoundHound, Wish and Zefr, to name just a few.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $439 billion
Focus industries: Mobile, e-commerce, consumer enterprise, education, health, consumer internet with a focus on mobile, gaming, software-as-service, internet applications in education, security, machine learning, healthcare, energy conservation, personalized medicine, 3D imaging, bio-informatics, and connected devices.