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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 2002 based out of Menlo Park, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Noventi - Helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Noventi is an early stage technology venture capital firm focused on building successful companies through the partnerships we establish with our entrepreneurs. We are targeting investment opportunites that focus on the convergence of technology, energy and the environment with our second fund. Total investment size in any one company will typically range from $4M to $8M. While primarily focused on startups based in the Western US, we consider investments on a global basis. Our team is composed of seasoned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists with strong Silicon Velley roots and extensive international experience including two of the Logitech founders.

TEAM MEMBERS: Giacomo Marini, James Horn, Masa Ishii, Pierluigi Zappacosta,

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Smart Money

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Posted by marcog on 2008-06-21

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From my personal experience, I cannot think of better people than Giacomo and James to contribute to your startup. Giacomo invested in two of my companies and was Chairman of the Board in both. He was always there in good times, in bad times, or just to guide me but without being invasive. He always respected my decisions and we were in disagreement several times but never imposed on us. I learned how to run a company from his vast experience and his desire to share what he knows. I know that they have helped many other entrepreneurs and when I hear about "smart" money, these are the people that come to mind. I encourage any entrepreneur looking for "smart" money to pitch to Noventi.

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Noventi Supports Entrepreneurs

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Posted by jethro on 2008-06-17

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I provided responses to the posts, but I also wanted to put up a public response which all could see.

The person who calls Noventi "amateur hour" obviously has a bone to pick or otherwise has a strategic reason for trying to bash them. As I say in my response in agreement with the person who provided the positive review, I and my team work very closely with Giacomo and James, and to a lesser extent we've dealt with Masa and Pierluigi. They have been extremely helpful and have absolutely never hindered the progress of our company, which deals in areas quite different from Giacomo's and Jame's backgrounds. Noventi taps it's network to help entrepreneurs whenever possible; they understand that entrepreneurs sometimes have to zig where they thought would zag; they BELIEVE in their entrepreneurs; they provide constructive criticism and solid advice; they are flexible and supportive; in fact, they are downright nice, good people. They let the managers run the show, and they help when appropriate or when requested. As an entrepreneur, you can't go wrong with Noventi. When it's time to start the next company, I'll definitely come back to them.

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Posted by anonymous on 2008-03-26

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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-06

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Giacomo and James are straight shooters and will work with you to make a deal happen or send you packing quickly. Noventi likes deals that are earlier stage where they can get a large share of your company. As such they may be faster with term sheets than larger firms and get you going towards building your business faster. You won't go wrong with Noventi.

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