search: results update below


browse funds: selections are stored



recently rated:

Rated by 3
2.9
 

top rated funds:

Rated by 17
3.4

Rated by 18
3.3

Rated by 39
3.3
 

Rated by 15
3.3

Rated by 10
3.3
 

Rated by 10
3.3

Rated by 38
3.3

Rated by 38
3.3

Rated by 23
3.3

Rated by 38
3.3

Rated by 48
3.3

Rated by 39
3.3

Rated by 34
3.3

Rated by 14
3.3

Rated by 47
3.2
 

Rated by 27
3.2
 

Rated by 10
3.2
 

Rated by 31
3.2

Rated by 33
3.2

Rated by 12
3.2

Rated by 15
3.2

Rated by 10
3.2
 

Rated by 50
3.1

Rated by 14
3.1

Rated by 29
3.1

Rated by 42
3.1

Rated by 26
3.1
 

Rated by 20
3.1

Rated by 37
3.1

Rated by 22
3.1

Please take a moment and make a financial contribution to TheFunded. If we have helped you, help us with resources to further grow the both the site and our entrepreneur training program, The Founder Institute.

Partner Rating:

Rated 3.8 / 5.0 by 4

Partner Information:

Title:     

Location:  Menlo Park, US West

Blog:      

Firm Rating:

Rated 3.2 / 5.0 by 47

Firm Information:

Company:   Mayfield Fund

Type:      Small Private VC

URL:       Firm Homepage

PERSONAL SPECIALTY: None.

2
Agree
1
Disagree

Allen Morgan : Heart of Gold, Brain of Titanium

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-13

PUBLIC:

Allen Morgan is by far, the most likeable VC I've met in 20 years in the industry. I would work with him in a second and refer numerous deals to him. You can trust him. He is fair and respectful to founders. He has strong operating experience. He's done around 1000 deals as a lawyer and VC. I'm not being paid to write this, honestly. I just love the guy. So does every other founder that I know who knows him. It's no surprise we all flock to him for advice. He's the mentor of mentors in the Valley.

PRIVATE: Members Only (334 Characters)

0
Agree
0
Disagree

New Investments

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by experiencedentrepreneur on 2009-08-26

PUBLIC:

Any body knows if they are doing any new deal in Hi-Tech? early or late stage?

PRIVATE: Members Only

2
Agree
0
Disagree

Navin Excellent Pitching Experience

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by anonymous on 2008-09-10

PUBLIC:

We are a company in the greentech space. Were introduced to Navin by a mutual person we know. He took the meeting in 24 hours. He knew about us and the space. Took him ten minutes to understand what we do and from then it was a colloborative discussion. he mapped us to similar cos in the traditional IT space. we are really impressed as we haven't met anyone who can connect industries so easily. We hope we can get him as an investor as he has already given us ideas on where we can take this.

PRIVATE: Members Only (44 Characters)

1
Agree
0
Disagree

Smart Guys, Terrible Process

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-01

PUBLIC:

These guys are very smart but their process was an absolutely nightmare. I spent more time pitching them than with the next 4 funds combined.

PRIVATE: Members Only

4
Agree
0
Disagree

Yogen is Fantastic

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-26

PUBLIC:

I've had the opportunity to work with Yogen on two companies. Frankly, I could not say enough good things about him. I really liked the firm and would definitely put them at the top of my list for my next company.

PRIVATE: Members Only

7
Agree
1
Disagree

Lack of Response

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-17

PUBLIC:

Robin Vasan and Yogan Dalal are class acts. Janice Roberts is totally unreliable, she will promise meetings, change them several times at the last minute. She'' be gracious enough during the meeting, will make you admire her expensive shoes, then you will never hear from her again. Email, voicemail, nothing will get her attention.

PRIVATE: Members Only

1
Agree
0
Disagree

Strong Team , but Spread Thin

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by FloridaCEO on 2008-07-21

PUBLIC:

If you need alot of help or hand-holding, you might want to look elsewhere!

PRIVATE: Members Only

3
Agree
0
Disagree

Quick No, Honest and Straightforward

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-18

PUBLIC:

We pitched them for our internet start-up and they asked good questions and had a quick no.

PRIVATE: Members Only (128 Characters)

2
Agree
1
Disagree

Strong Long Term Support

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Meritocrat on 2008-01-14

PUBLIC:

The fund has proved to be a strong, long term supporter of the company through difficult times including the economic recession. Much of this support was due to Kevin Fong. In a number of cases he overcame the overall partnership's concerns when the company was sailing into the headwind and some his partners were getting cold feet. It can matter who is your lead at the firm - the clout varies substantially, so choose carefully. The fund is effective at helping you with business development opportunities on an ongoing basis, and is well connected generally. Kevin is a strong board member with more relevant experience than many, and the ability to bring balance to board discussions. I would always look to them again.

PRIVATE: Members Only (912 Characters)

4
Agree
2
Disagree

Forward Looking Fund, Great with Entrepreneurs

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-28

PUBLIC:

Although we didn't get funding from Mayfield, I found them to be very resposive and provided significant feedback to our business model and insights into why they were not coming in.

PRIVATE: Members Only

12
Agree
4
Disagree

Navin Chadda

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-26

PUBLIC:

We met thrice with him. Said he knew everything about the space. Said he wanted to fund the deal, then went cold, no response. Wasted a lot of our time.

PRIVATE: Members Only (233 Characters)

4
Agree
4
Disagree

Allen Morgan: Good First Impression

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-29

PUBLIC:

I had a first meeting with Allen Morgan and was very impressed. He was friendly, personable, and expressed a genuine interest in the idea I was pitching. Even if I do not wind-up working with Mayfield, I feel that Allen was genuine and someone that I would be able to contact for advice in the future.

PRIVATE: Members Only

14
Agree
1
Disagree

Heavy Internal Politics

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by anonymous on 2007-10-09

PUBLIC:

There appears to be two camps at Mayfield, one aligned with Kevin Fong and one aligned with Yogen Dalal. Partners are essentially grouped into one of the two and this creates a strange and unproductive dynamic for entrepreneurs who could benefit from the insight of more than just the partners from the particular camp.

Further, partners who have made a lot of money seem to be extremely checked out

PRIVATE: Members Only (178 Characters)

4
Agree
3
Disagree

Tom Fountain: Insightful, Responsive, Helpful

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Screenie on 2007-09-15

PUBLIC:

Tom is honestly one of the most intelligent and results-oriented people I've had the pleasure of doing business with. He has an entrepreneurial background and mindset and is a huge asset to the firm.

PRIVATE: Members Only

6
Agree
3
Disagree

David Ladd

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by ivanivanobrockovich on 2007-09-12

PUBLIC:

David Ladd is one of the first people I go to when I am working on a new project. He is especially expert in the telecom space, and is a good skeptic (without being arrogant or disrespectful). Every time I have met with him, I learned something from the meeting and sometimes left with useful suggestions that we could incorporate into the business or product.

Mayfield also backed a friends company. While his company ultimately failed (his product was fine, but too early), he had only good experiences with the firm. They supported him until the very end through some very difficult times.

PRIVATE: Members Only

7
Agree
0
Disagree

Sun Rocket Disappears From Mayfield Funds Website

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-18

PUBLIC:

Funny link by Greg Royal about how Mayfield was so proactive: http://www.networkworld.com/community...
Not 20 minutes after SunRocket crashed and burned, Mayfield fund has removed all reference to SunRocket from it's website. But thanks to Google it is cached.
"We remain very excited about the market opportunity. Right now we see early adopters, people switching because of price. In the future we'll have more features to offer, a value-add play," said Mayfield Managing Director Janice Roberts, a SunRocket board member."

PRIVATE: Members Only

16
Agree
4
Disagree

Ate Up a Lot of Time for No Results

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-04

PUBLIC:

During a recent series A process with Mayfield, we probably spent more time pitching various partners, prep meetings, etc, etc. than at any of the other VCs we talked to, and were more or less led to believe that we were going to get a term sheet after our pitch to the full partnership. No such luck. I was quite disappointed in how much time they consumed while providing very strong "go" signals.

PRIVATE: Members Only

17
Agree
1
Disagree

Huge Fan of Allen Morgan

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by tmcgove on 2007-05-05

PUBLIC:

Entrepreneur friendly VC. Works his ass off to make his companies successful.

PRIVATE: Members Only (299 Characters)

26
Agree
4
Disagree

Some Great People, Some Time Wasters

Fund: Mayfield Fund

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-15

PRIVATE: Members Only (235 Characters)