2015 at Avalon Ventures: Our Year in Review

January is already flying by, but over at Avalon, we wanted to take a moment to sit back and reflect on 2015. It was an exciting year for us across our biotech and high tech practices, from coast to coast. Here are…  Read More

Why True Entrepreneurs Are Hard To Find

I’ve said before that entrepreneurs are truly incredible people. They are a rare breed of resilience and passion who press on even when there’s only one reason to keep on and nine to stop. True entrepreneurs are hard to find.…  Read More

Same-day Delivery as a Service: Sidecar’s People + Packages

On February 9th, our portfolio company, Sidecar, announced that it will take same-day delivery nationwide through its program people + packages. Sidecar explained it like this, ”If you’ve taken a ride in San Francisco lately, there’s a good chance there…  Read More

Our Investment in Redbooth: Helping the Enterprise #Worksmarter

“Unlike the ugly UI and expense typical of enterprise software, Redbooth is simple, beautiful and affordable. It’s easy easy to use, easy to understand, cheerful and economical. Truly the next generation of collaboration software.” – Rich Levandov Redbooth is a…  Read More

Our Investment in Skycatch and the Future of UAVs

“The most exciting part about Skycatch is the worlds largest companies in construction, mining, agriculture, energy and oil and gas trust Skycatch and their technologies to optimize their workflows and provide unique and actionable data on a daily basis.” –…  Read More

Avalon’s Continued Investment in Kinvey

Yesterday our portfolio company Kinvey announced their Series B raise. Our decision to continue to invest was simple. With uncanny accuracy, Kinvey has constantly predicted the features, timing and pace of needs of enterprise clients to accelerate their support of…  Read More

Inside Our Investment In Sidecar

“Every successful company needs exceptional people, product and money, with the continuation of the Sidecar funding and the addition of some exceptional new investors, we are going to rock this trillion dollar market.” Rich Levandov Often in the startup world,…  Read More

Avalon’s Investment in Conjur


When Andy Palmer and Sunil Dhaliwal, two trusted colleagues of ours, separately introduced us to the founding team at Conjur after saying, “You must meet these guys; they are amazing,” we took notice. After meeting Elizabeth Lawler and Kevin Gilpin and hearing…  Read More