Recursive Ventures

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Recursive Ventures is a San Francisco based VC fund investing in US Pre-seed and Seed Tech Startups disrupting industries through use of Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Recursive is managed by Itamar Novick with support from a seasoned group of Founders, Operators, and go-to-market experts.

We are founders ourselves and partner with you to build momentum and find smart capital to scale your business. We are a nimble VC firm and can make decision in days, not weeks, and dedicate all of our time to support founders

Stats

60+

Companies

>$15B

In EV Created

>$2B

Raised by portfolio

6

Exits

2

IPOs

Some of our portfolio companies

IPO

Mobile / Data

IPO

FinTech

Exit

Consumer

Exit

Insurance / Data

Exit

SaaS / Data

SaaS / FinTech

Saas / FinTech

Data / PropTech

Mobility / Ai

SaaS / Data

Exit

Saas / DevOps

FinTech

AI/PropTech

Mobility

Marketplaces/PropTech

PropTech

Insurance/Data

Data/Security

FinTech/Data

AI

MarTech / Data

SaaS

Exit

Data

MarTech / AI

FinTech / Healthcare

FinTech

SaaS / Data

Consumer

Web / Mobile

Insurance / AI

AI

Future of Work / AI

SaaS / AI

AI

InsurTech/AI

SaaS / AI

SaaS / AI

AI

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If you send your pitch deck and we have common connections on LinkedIn who would vouch for you Recursive would get back to you in up to 7 business days with feedback

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Recursive Ventures?

Recursive is a Solo Capitalist firm.

With a single decision maker we can move quickly, be more flexible, and remain extremely founder friendly. Instead of wasting time on VC firm politics, Itamar’s time is fully dedicated to helping your company succeed. We also know how to get out of the founders’ way when not needed.

We intentionally don’t lead investment to minimize potential conflict with founders, but we do co-lead Pre-Seed/Seed round. We prioritize the founders and companies needs first, with the belief that good founders will eventually find the right path forward.

We are expert in helping our companies get subsequent funding, supporting portfolio founders in their efforts to raise institutional Seed, Series A, and Series B rounds.

How does the investments process work at Recursive Ventures?

We are quick movers and make decisions in days, not weeks.
 

We typically start by analyzing the company’s Pitch Deck, continue to hold a series of meetings with founders, and then spend a few days doing Due diligence with our experts network. We will also backchannel with your colleagues and peers before making an investment decision.
Our goal is to make a decision as soon as possible and make sure that the process wastes as little of your time as possible.

What stage do you invest at?

Recursive investment start with investing in Pre-Seed and Seed rounds.

We would later further support our companies in subsequent round (Series A, Series B).

How much do you typically invest?

Recursive Ventures initial investment is typically in the $300k-$500k range. Over the lifetime of a company we can invest up to $1.5m

What is your value-add to companies?

We can help with customer introductions and talent acquisition, but our core focus is helping you get funded. We help our founders close their pre-seed/seed investment round and later support them through their early stage fundraising journey with hands-on support, fundraising strategy, intros and backchannels. We work closely with most of the top VC firms locally (San Francisco Bay Area) and globally. 

Itamar has been on all sides of the table – an Institutional VC, A startup founder and executive, and a seed investor. Having raised over $400m and supported over 25 startups in graduating to a series A and beyond, I excel at helping companies get funded and building momentum in the market at the earliest stages of company formation.