Startup SIG: Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC, leading Web 2.0 angel investor



  • Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. In 2007, Jeff was recognized as one of the 13 “Web 2.0 King Makers” by Business 2.0.

    Since 2004, Jeff has invested in more than 20 consumer Internet companies, including:
    Truveo (sold to AOL), Kaboodle (sold to Hearst Interactive), Dogster, Mint, RapLeaf, Socializr, MyBlogLog (sold to Yahoo), Userplane (sold to AOL), Buzznet, Netvibes, UStream, BrightRoll, Mashery, Satisfaction, OmniDrive, Feedster, Wikio, Maya’s Mom (sold to J&J’s BabyCenter), Edgeio, Loomia, Three Rings, Grouply, Active Athlete Media and

    SoftTech VC's latest fund is a $12M seed fund, aimed at investing in 30 to 40 companies over the next 2-3 years.


    We'll ask Jeff what he looks for in a startup, when deciding whether to invest, and also how he evaluates a company's progress post-investment.

    Tell us what you want Jeff to talk about - email  with your topics and questions. We can't promise he'll get to all of them but we'll pass them on ahead of time.


    1100 Marsh Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025


    6:30pm-7:00pm - registration
    7:00pm-8:30pm - presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Seating is limited

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