We count on Kanwal and Manu to ask us the tough questions at the right time. We’re very fortunate to call Inventus a partner. Tracy Sun
Co-Founder and VP of Merchandising, Poshmark
We are creating a new category, Instahiring. Manu has been a great partner in asking the hard questions and keeping us focused. Sanjoe Jose
CEO, Talview
We approached Inventus because of their reputation, we chose them given their decisive and collaborative style. John and Kanwal bring confidence and experience that helps us make key choices thoughtfully and quickly. Bharath Rangarajan
Co-Founder & CEO of Motivo
John, Kanwal & Manu backed us when others wouldn’t. They got it quickly, providing help and support all along the way. Adrian Nazari
CEO & Founder, Credit Sesame

Intuition is important, numbers drive success

Inventus by the Numbers

Inventus-US Fund I, II & Silicon Valley Co-Invest I
Run-Rate Sales across Active U.S. Portfolio
Sales Growth Since Initial Investments

About Inventus

Inventus Capital was founded over ten years ago by successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs & early-stage VCs with a Founder-first philosophy.  The GPs have backed nearly 90 Founders to date, typically at the Seed or early-Series A stage, and invest with high conviction behind a very select number of new teams each year.

Over the past 10 years, Inventus has helped Silicon Valley founders grow from early-stage startups into meaningful companies with aggregate annual sales of over $1 Billion today.  Notable Inventus companies include Poshmark in the $330 billion fashion industry, Credit Sesame in the $500 billion consumer credit & finance markets, and Sierra Atlantic in the $100 billion outsourced product development industry.

Investment themes include online consumer marketplaces and business automation software, but the Inventus GPs are particularly interested in backing Founders with a unique and often surprising vision for re-ordering industries and re-inventing consumer experiences for the digital age.

Meaningful Value-Add, beyond $$$ or Advice

While we make investments of conviction to lead financings, and apply our own operating successes to coach Founders on strategy, hiring and growth hacking, we’ve also institutionalized the persistent delivery of high impact customer and partner introductions via  CXOBridge.

Inventus co-founded and catalyzed CXOBridge in 2016 with the goal of helping participating startups grow revenue 10x in 2years by matching them with decision makers at Fortune1000 customers and partners. CXOBridge is an independent organization with a full time team applying a merit-based approach to selecting startups that solve high priority problems for the program’s Fortune-1000 participants. To date, 46 startups and 300+ corporates are active in the program, resulting in over $300m of value creation so far. CXOBridge provides startups persistent help with revenue growth and sales traction at scale, and is the latest example of the unique capabilities of our firm.


Current Companies

Silicon Valley
Global Out of India

63 Previous Investments (1993-2006)

U.S. Startups
Profitable Exits
Gross Pooled IRR
5 Years
Average Holding Period

Contact Us

Silicon Valley Office

1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 244
Burlingame, CA 94010
General inquiries only: jk@inventuscap.com