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.
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.
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 Stanford GSB, Berkeley HAAS and Harvard Business School. He doesn’t wear khaki VC pants.