Hi there.
Let’s build something great.

Powering Passion.

Darling Ventures has one goal, to help founders succeed in taking their startup from vision to mind blowing reality. We build relationships for the long term and just like our portfolio companies, we believe in the power of doing things differently. We dream big but also take the time to work the details alongside our founders. Based in San Francisco, we are investing out of our second fund to the tune of $100K – $500K a pop, with larger amounts of capital in reserve for follow on support.

Startups We Love.

Young entrepreneurs who have a clear goal along with the technical expertise and drive to reach it. Our trifecta is a motivated technical team with an innovative technology that reinvents the incumbent business model. We live for new technology but back sustainable businesses not just products. We value mixed skill sets in teams but want our founders to produce their own core tech. Mobile and connected devices are at the centre of our world, along with the platforms, intelligence and data that make them powerful. If this sounds familiar we’d love to hear from you.

People.

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DANIEL DARLING.

Darling Ventures is run by Daniel Darling. A relaxed young guy with 8+ years of product and market strategy experience in the US, Australia and Japan. Daniel started his career in digital advertising and moved progressively into mobile product development before launching Darling Ventures in 2013. He has founded companies, grown startups to acquisition and led product innovation at public technology corporations. He is a specialist in business strategy and bringing products to market for mobile technology companies. Daniel has a degree in Economics and Social Sciences form The University of Sydney as well as executive education from both Berkeley HAAS and Stanford GSB. He doesn’t wear khaki VC pants.

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OUR
FOUNDERS.

Diego-Garcia
DIEGO GARCIA Bridgefy

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    Fritz-Lanman
    FRITZ LANMAN DWNLD

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      Ash-Rust
      ASH RUST SendHub

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        Brian-Ma
        BRIAN MA Weave

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          Tom-McLeod
          TOM MCLEOD Omni

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            Garrett-Johnson
            GARETT JOHNSON SendHub

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              Alexandra-Keating
              ALEXANDRA KEATING DWNLD

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              Aaron-Weiner
              AARON WEINER Omni

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                Conno-Christou
                CONNO CHRISTOU Avocarrot

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                  John-Fallone
                  JOHN FALLONE SendHub

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                    Jorge-Rios
                    JORGE RIOS Bridgefy

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                      TOM ARNOLD Gridium

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                      Adam-Dexter
                      ADAM DEXTER Omni

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                        Roberto-Betancourt
                        ROBERTO BETANCOURT Bridgefy

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                          Apurv-Mishra
                          APRUV MISHRA Tapster

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                            Adam-Stein
                            ADAM STEIN Gridium

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                              Elpizo-Choi
                              Elpizo Choi Weave

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                                Ryan-Pfeffer
                                RYAN PFEFFER SendHub

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                                  George-Eracleous
                                  GEORGE ERACLEOUS Avocarrot

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                                    Wendell-Brown
                                    WENDELL BROWN Cloudwear

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                                      Panos-Papageorgiou
                                      Panos Papageorgiou Avocarrot

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                                        George-Makkoulis
                                        GEORGE MAKKOULIS Avocarrot

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                                          ArunMajumdar
                                          ARUN MAJUMDAR Kyndi

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                                          RyanWelsh
                                          RYAN WELSH Kyndi

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                                          Rahul_Mewawalla
                                          RAHUL MEWAWALLA Everfave

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                                          BenWillis
                                          BEN WILLIS Human Inc.

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                                          JoeDieter
                                          JOE DIETER Human Inc.

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                                          David-King-233x173
                                          DAVID KING FogHorn Systems

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                                          Sastry-Malladi_233x173
                                          SASTRY MALLADI FogHorn Systems

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