Building great companies is a craft that takes skill, tenacity and focus. The craft of entrepreneurship provides the namesake for our firm.
The partners at Craft have all built successful companies as former Founder/CEOs. We know that the entrepreneurial journey is a long and arduous one, because we have lived it ourselves. This gives us a deep respect for founders and genuine empathy for their inevitable ups and downs.
Before founding Craft, we also participated in many other entrepreneurial journeys as angel investors. We invested in some of our generation’s most iconic companies including Affirm, Airbnb, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Slack, SpaceX, Tesla, Trulia, Twilio, Twitter, Uber, and Warby Parker.
We know that many of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs did not look like success stories when they started. They were the underdogs, the failures, renegades, non-conformists, outcasts, scrappy idealists that had a single minded quest that drove them to succeed. Those were our beginnings too:
In a world where capital is abundant, our real value is advice and support. All of Craft's partners invest in areas they got to know well as entrepreneurs:
Having created companies ourselves and led them to successful exits, we are now excited to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. The world needs innovators — the pioneers and idealists that can envision and create a better future. At Craft, our mission is to find this rare breed of greatness and help them win. We’re here to assist when it counts most — through the existential, make-or-break moments — when founders need expert advice from people who have done it before. We are Founders Backing Founders.
David, Bill, Jeff, and Sky
Craft Ventures is headquartered in
San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles and New York.