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Rated 4.1 / 5.0 by 7
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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 2006 based out of San Francisco, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: KPG Ventures is a seed stage venture fund that focus's on capital efficient business that create value efficiently. KPG consists of Vince Vannelli, Dave Hills, and Julia Chang, all of whom provide operating assistance to our portfolio companies.

TEAM MEMBERS: Vince Vanelli,

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Vanishing VC?

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by wabwab on 2008-08-07

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Recently the KPG website changed from the orange screen grab you see above to an "under construction" page. Around the same time, all phone calls started going to voicemail and none have been returned.

Does anyone know anything about the apparent disappearance of KPG Ventures"

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Good for the First Time Entrepreneur

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-31

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These Guys Rock!

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by tlevitan on 2009-05-03

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KPG is a rare bird. Lead by real operating guys, they truly understand the issues we face as early-stage entrepreneurs. We have only had cursory exposure to Vince Vanelli during due diligence but now that they are investors, we are in touch with Dave Hills frequently and in very positive ways.

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Great Interaction: Dave Hills

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Posted by finnplotkin on 2009-04-24

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Dave Hills new partner at KPG is all star thus far. So different from the financial investors. You can tell from the no-bullshit 20 minute meetings that this guy is not trying to learn about your business to scam you and help one of his portfolio investments. He's there to size up the opportunity to make money. If there's a "there" there, Dave will tell you straight up!

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Great VC and Partners

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17

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Extremely personable. Met with Dave. A no for us but with room to go back. Very responsive and strangely helpful! Great set of feedback you just don't get from other sand hill VCs. i highly recommend them.

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Passion, Speed and Post Funding Execution

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Posted by stickymoney on 2007-08-29

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Vince loves business and creativity with passion. The pitch was short and I knew right away where he stood. He knows his stuff and if there's a fit you'll know. Vince doesn't waste anyone's time. Post funding I found Vince extremely helpful in setting me up with the right people, going to important meetings and move things along. Vince doesn't wait to contribute at the board meeting level, he calls when he wants and returns calls relatively fast. I find him to be a true partner and a valuable resource. Bob is a great guy, very smart and again works very hard to understand you and how he can help. These guys are not bankers and don't act like them, a real differentiation for me and a breath of fresh air.

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CEO

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by Jitendra on 2007-08-27

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Vince and Bob are great guys with a great understanding of both big picture strategy and operation-related details.

In our experience with the fund-raising we came across a lot of people, in the valley, who just don't get the changes Internet and especially social media in causing to the media landscape...It was therefore refreshing to meet with Vince and Bob who just get Internet and Social Media.

We found KPG really responsive, professional and transparent though-out the process of pitching and getting feedback. In addition, we found that Vince, with his experience as a deal maker, has a great sense of what works in terms of a value proposition. He provided us with valuable insights that helped substantially improve our business model.

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Passion for the Start Up

Fund: KPG Ventures

Posted by Active Athlete on 2007-05-31

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Vince is an operator at heart. My bet he'll be back in the field soon but has great business sense. He's a great resource for any CEO. He's a major asset. Very resonsive.

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CEO

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Posted by jsteinitz on 2007-05-04

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Vince is a great guy, very personable and down to earth, and he's a real operator at heart, not a banker type. He was great to work with knowing that we had to move fast. The rest of his team is smart and down to earth as well, ready to move when the deal is right.

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