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Aydin Senkut founded Felicis Ventures after leaving Google, and today is regarded as one of the best — and earliest — super angel or micro VC funds in the Valley. As Senkut describes it, however, it’s more of a “boutique VC” operation, as Felicis is actually investing in companies ... Read more »
Aydin Senkut, my first guest on Ask A VC, sat down this past week to talk about the Series A Crunch and general state of the venture world; his investment strategies and of course, to answer your questions. Senkut says that there is a crunch when it comes to Series B and C ... Read more »
We’re kicking off the series with Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut. With the recent chatter around the Series A Crunch, and reported shift in investor attention to enterprise apps vs. consumer; there’s a lot to discuss with Senkut, who has invested in more than 80 companies. So how ... Read more »
Or at least that’s how Aydin Senkut’s Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million. That’s up from the firm’s previous $41 million fund and Senkut’s early dabbling in angel investing years. Senkut is an early Googler who has turned a hobby into a ... Read more »
Aydin Senkut's early stage investment firm, Felicis Ventures, just moved into a bigger office last week, for more room to bring in founders of his portfolio companies. Senkut's firm was an early investor in Rovio, and it's clear the firm is proud of its investment from the number ... Read more »
Aydin Senkut started at Google in 1999 when it was just another scrappy startup. After watching the company grow from 30 to 3,000, he took off in 2006 and began investing some of his earnings under the name Felicis Ventures in 2006. Since then, Senkut has sold 19 of his investments ... Read more »
At least that was the consensus at IGNITION West, where four super angels took the stage to discuss the most interesting ideas they've seen in the last six months: Jeff Clavier, founder and managing partner at SoftTech VC ; Mike Maples Jr., managing partner at Floodgate ; Aydin Senkut... Read more »
) Aydin Senkut, Founder & Managing Director, Felicis Ventures He's making plenty of bets on emerging companies in social shopping, but perhaps the biggest buzz has come from Senkut's investment in Angry Birds, the addictive game that's netted more than 1 billion downloads. What ... Read more »
Felicis Ventures, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture fund started by early Google employee Aydin Senkut has raised a new $70 million fund. The investment group is one of the most respected early stage investors and is known for its investments in Angry Birds developer Rovio, Inkling and ... Read more »
Aydin Senkut, a well known angel investor and ex-Googler has closed a new $40 million fund for his Palo Alto, Calif.-based four-year-old investment firm, Felicis Ventures. The fund will invest in very stage startups including those focused on consumer Internet and mobile sectors. The fund was over Read more »
Felicis Ventures' Aydin Senkut, who helped connect Milo and eBay, explained that while 90 percent of success is about showing up, that extra 10 percent matters. And that's where investors can help. "There are a few things that we can do for entrepreneurs that matter. We can help with the ... Read more »
Aydin Senkut was 36 years old when Google went public. After splurging on a monthlong European holiday with his parents, he bought a house in Atherton, Calif., and a Lamborghini. He had a lot of money left. So he began investing in his friends' business endeavors. He kicked in what he ... Read more »
... San Jose Business Journal by Diana Samuels, Reporter Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 5:46am PDT - Last Modified: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:45am PDT "Some companies want more help and less money, some want more money and less help," said Aydin Senkut founder and managing director of Felicis Ventures... Read more »
Felicis Ventures Launches $70M Boutique VC Fund & Promotes Two New Partners to Build on Successful T...
"The top 1/4 of our companies are on track to generate an aggregate $800M in annualized sales this year -- our portfolio companies are not just leading with innovative technologies but they're also building solid businesses," said Aydin Senkut, the founder. With its new fund, Felicis ... Read more »
Felicis Ventures, the super angel investment firm that was founded by former Googler Aydin Senkut back in 2006, has raised $52 million for a new fund according to an SEC filing that surfaced on Friday. According to an earlier article in the Wall Street Journal, the latter fund followed a ... Read more »
Felicis Ventures, the firm created by early Googler (and VentureBeat investor) Aydin Senkut, just announced that it has raised $40 million. It’s the firm’s first institutional fund. The Palo Alto, Calif. firm describes this as a “super angel” fund, and the fund was first revealed in a Wall Read more »
In an unusual case of co-investing, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital co-led the Series A with participation from the Obvious Corp. (run by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone), Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures, Stephen Gillett of Starbucks and unnamed angel ... Read more »
Even in an already frothy market, their capital and advice are in high demand because entrepreneurs need all the help they can get when it comes to reaching Facebook’s 900 million users, said Aydin Senkut, an early Google Inc executive and the founder of Felicis Ventures. Assuming ... Read more »
Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivit...
The company had previously announced $1 million in angel funding in late 2011, from Innovation Endeavors, Blumberg Capital, Genesis Partners, Palantir (Joe Lonsdale), Felicis Ventures (Aydin Senkut) and Brian Koo. For those unfamiliar, Any.DO got its start on the Android platform after ... Read more »
Backed By General Catalyst Partners & First Round Capital, Chloe & Isabel Offers A Modern, Tech-Savv...
That amount includes $3.25 million in a seed round led by First Round Capital, Floodgate Fund, and angel investors including SV Angel Ron Conway, Founder Collective’s Caterina Fake, Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut, The Consigliere’s Mike Duda, Red Swan Ventures’ Andy Dunn, Forerunner ... Read more »