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We are building the most robust, hands-on, and value-add venture capital ecosystem for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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I have gotten to know Matt over the past few years as he was starting up Ripple Ventures and am truly impressed by his ability to work hard for his founders. I’ve had him in my corner even before this round and have seen Ripple’s value creation in companies like Voiceflow. Their fund fills a huge gap for companies like ours in the market; they are hands-on capital providers with founder-friendly round dynamics and a strong network to larger investors that we can access when the time is right. They have a proven network with top-tier investors in the US and help set-up their companies for success. Matt and Ripple Ventures are best in class. I recommend all young startups to talk to them. They are transparent, honest, and thoughtful. They don't operate like every other early-stage VC, cold and calculated. I know every investor claims they are value add, but I can honestly say, without a doubt, we are much further along as a business because of Ripple.”

Justin Sky
CEO & Co-Founder
,
Rose Rocket

Matt and Dom are great to work with. During the fundraising process, they quickly understood our market opportunity and got to conviction quickly. After the money comes in they feel like an extension of your team. They really try to find ways to help not just talk about it. I know they are on our side and are always a great sounding board during key decisions too.

Tyler Gaffney
CEO
,
ZenHub

I always highly recommend Ripple Ventures to other founders. Matt and I chat still on a daily basis, both as friends and as our earliest investors. He’s a huge asset for your future fundraises and will become a die-hard supporter of your business. The thing I love the most about Ripple is that they are independent thinkers and will be with you through the thick and thin as operators. Ripple takes the lead when firms shy away or wait for others. They move quickly to add value from day one, with many of our first users and customers coming through their network. Ripple was recommended to us by one of their current portfolio companies and we couldn't be happier to recommend them to any company looking to make an impact.

Braden Ream
CEO, Co-Founder
,
Voiceflow

Tread would not have raised a Series A without the support of the Ripple Ventures team. From encouraging us to raise when we were unable to see that we were ready, to helping us negotiate the mechanics of a fantastic deal and then being there to offer congratulations and guidance once it closed: Ripple was always there to help and we are so grateful for it. As colleagues and friends, Ripple has, with no hesitation, been there when we most needed support. It was our absolute honor to increase Ripple's stake in Tread; we wish every investor could be as supportive and effective in helping us develop as Ripple has been. It is our belief that in the not-too-distant future that Ripple Ventures will be amongst the pre-eminent venture funds in the market and we are thrilled to be part of the Ripple Ventures story.

Noah Dolgoy
CEO & Founder
,
Tread

Working with Ripple Ventures has been like onboarding an extended executive team. When you ask for help they are willing to dive in deep to get the job done. For Pitstop this has been supporting with HR, Fundraising, Sales and Customer Development. If you're looking for investors with true operating experience the Ripple team is exceptional.

Shiva Bhardwaj
CEO
,
Pitstop

When Ripple Ventures and Synapse decided to work together they jumped right in and added value even before our round officially closed. Whenever we need something the team at Ripple Ventures is there to help and provide immediate value. They are the right partners for any early-stage company that is looking to execute and grow fast. As operators, their team has been there/done that, and if they don't know the answer they will quickly connect you with right people who do. I can't recommend them enough!

Ryan Austin
CEO
,
Synapse

Working with Ripple, even before they decided to invest in us, has been an incredibly positive experience. Other investors might say they're hands on, but Ripple goes way above and beyond. They've actually helped develop marketing materials, put us in front of customers, conducted market research, and sent us product feedback from potential customers. On top of that, they're incredibly supportive, always willing to provide feedback and jump in where needed and are some of the smartest people I've had the pleasure of working with.

Shanif Dhanani
Co-Founder and CEO
,
Apteo

The Ripple Ventures team brought a surge of energy to our company the day we started working with them. They helped bring Ryan Freeman (Head of Enterprise Partnerships @ DoorDash) on as one of our independent board members and have supported us through raising our pre-seed to Series A rounds. Ripple is fully aligned with our vision and provides us with value on a daily basis through an impressive network and breadth of expertise in scaling a company.

Nicholas Chepsiuk
CEO, Co-Founder
,
OnCall Health

Ripple is exactly what we were looking for in a strategic investor. They’ve provided not only guidance in running our business and building our product, but also valuable connections in our field with insightful ways to partner. The team is a pleasure to work with and is constantly the first among our investors to offer their help and their time.

Ben Dubow
CTO, Co-Founder
,
Omelas

I couldn't have more positive things to say about our experience working with the Ripple team. The biggest differentiator we noticed early between them and the other VCs we've dealt with was an immediate and genuine preference for transparency. They were, and always have been, straightforward and open people, which is a core value we treat very seriously at Buildable. In the extremely complex process of structuring a fundraise and selecting your long-term partners, honesty, like theirs, goes an incredibly long way. Both Moe and I are big fans of the Ripple Ventures team and are looking forward to continuing to define our category with their support.

Daniel Spataro
CEO
,
Buildable

The team at Ripple somehow manages to be the perfect balance of sophisticated and scrappy. They deeply understand the nuances of building high growth companies and capital strategy. And they aren't afraid to dig in, roll up their sleeves, and help you solve the inevitable problems that come along with early stage company building. Matt is always working for us, maintains constant contact, and is a fierce advocate for our business. I can't recommend Ripple enough as a partner in building the next great company.

Peter Mahoney
CEO, Founder
,
Plannuh

I have gotten to know Matt over the past few years as he was starting up Ripple Ventures and am truly impressed by his ability to work hard for his founders. I’ve had him in my corner even before this round and have seen Ripple’s value creation in companies like Voiceflow. Their fund fills a huge gap for companies like ours in the market; they are hands-on capital providers with founder-friendly round dynamics and a strong network to larger investors that we can access when the time is right. They have a proven network with top-tier investors in the US and help set-up their companies for success. Matt and Ripple Ventures are best in class. I recommend all young startups to talk to them. They are transparent, honest, and thoughtful. They don't operate like every other early-stage VC, cold and calculated. I know every investor claims they are value add, but I can honestly say, without a doubt, we are much further along as a business because of Ripple.”

Justin Sky
CEO & Co-Founder
,
Rose Rocket

Matt and Dom are great to work with. During the fundraising process, they quickly understood our market opportunity and got to conviction quickly. After the money comes in they feel like an extension of your team. They really try to find ways to help not just talk about it. I know they are on our side and are always a great sounding board during key decisions too.

Tyler Gaffney
CEO
,
ZenHub

I always highly recommend Ripple Ventures to other founders. Matt and I chat still on a daily basis, both as friends and as our earliest investors. He’s a huge asset for your future fundraises and will become a die-hard supporter of your business. The thing I love the most about Ripple is that they are independent thinkers and will be with you through the thick and thin as operators. Ripple takes the lead when firms shy away or wait for others. They move quickly to add value from day one, with many of our first users and customers coming through their network. Ripple was recommended to us by one of their current portfolio companies and we couldn't be happier to recommend them to any company looking to make an impact.

Braden Ream
CEO, Co-Founder
,
Voiceflow

Tread would not have raised a Series A without the support of the Ripple Ventures team. From encouraging us to raise when we were unable to see that we were ready, to helping us negotiate the mechanics of a fantastic deal and then being there to offer congratulations and guidance once it closed: Ripple was always there to help and we are so grateful for it. As colleagues and friends, Ripple has, with no hesitation, been there when we most needed support. It was our absolute honor to increase Ripple's stake in Tread; we wish every investor could be as supportive and effective in helping us develop as Ripple has been. It is our belief that in the not-too-distant future that Ripple Ventures will be amongst the pre-eminent venture funds in the market and we are thrilled to be part of the Ripple Ventures story.

Noah Dolgoy
CEO & Founder
,
Tread

Working with Ripple Ventures has been like onboarding an extended executive team. When you ask for help they are willing to dive in deep to get the job done. For Pitstop this has been supporting with HR, Fundraising, Sales and Customer Development. If you're looking for investors with true operating experience the Ripple team is exceptional.

Shiva Bhardwaj
CEO
,
Pitstop

When Ripple Ventures and Synapse decided to work together they jumped right in and added value even before our round officially closed. Whenever we need something the team at Ripple Ventures is there to help and provide immediate value. They are the right partners for any early-stage company that is looking to execute and grow fast. As operators, their team has been there/done that, and if they don't know the answer they will quickly connect you with right people who do. I can't recommend them enough!

Ryan Austin
CEO
,
Synapse

Matt and Dom are great to work with. During the fundraising process, they quickly understood our market opportunity and got to conviction quickly. After the money comes in they feel like an extension of your team. They really try to find ways to help not just talk about it. I know they are on our side and are always a great sounding board during key decisions too.

Tyler Gaffney
CEO
,
ZenHub

The team at Ripple somehow manages to be the perfect balance of sophisticated and scrappy. They deeply understand the nuances of building high growth companies and capital strategy. And they aren't afraid to dig in, roll up their sleeves, and help you solve the inevitable problems that come along with early stage company building. Matt is always working for us, maintains constant contact, and is a fierce advocate for our business. I can't recommend Ripple enough as a partner in building the next great company.

Peter Mahoney
CEO, Founder
,
Plannuh

I couldn't have more positive things to say about our experience working with the Ripple team. The biggest differentiator we noticed early between them and the other VCs we've dealt with was an immediate and genuine preference for transparency. They were, and always have been, straightforward and open people, which is a core value we treat very seriously at Buildable. In the extremely complex process of structuring a fundraise and selecting your long-term partners, honesty, like theirs, goes an incredibly long way. Both Moe and I are big fans of the Ripple Ventures team and are looking forward to continuing to define our category with their support.

Daniel Spataro
CEO
,
Buildable

Ripple is exactly what we were looking for in a strategic investor. They’ve provided not only guidance in running our business and building our product, but also valuable connections in our field with insightful ways to partner. The team is a pleasure to work with and is constantly the first among our investors to offer their help and their time.

Ben Dubow
CTO, Co-Founder
,
Omelas

The Ripple Ventures team brought a surge of energy to our company the day we started working with them. They helped bring Ryan Freeman (Head of Enterprise Partnerships @ DoorDash) on as one of our independent board members and have supported us through raising our pre-seed to Series A rounds. Ripple is fully aligned with our vision and provides us with value on a daily basis through an impressive network and breadth of expertise in scaling a company.

Nicholas Chepsiuk
CEO, Co-Founder
,
OnCall Health

Working with Ripple, even before they decided to invest in us, has been an incredibly positive experience. Other investors might say they're hands on, but Ripple goes way above and beyond. They've actually helped develop marketing materials, put us in front of customers, conducted market research, and sent us product feedback from potential customers. On top of that, they're incredibly supportive, always willing to provide feedback and jump in where needed and are some of the smartest people I've had the pleasure of working with.

Shanif Dhanani
Co-Founder and CEO
,
Apteo

When Ripple Ventures and Synapse decided to work together they jumped right in and added value even before our round officially closed. Whenever we need something the team at Ripple Ventures is there to help and provide immediate value. They are the right partners for any early-stage company that is looking to execute and grow fast. As operators, their team has been there/done that, and if they don't know the answer they will quickly connect you with right people who do. I can't recommend them enough!

Ryan Austin
CEO
,
Synapse

I have gotten to know Matt over the past few years as he was starting up Ripple Ventures and am truly impressed by his ability to work hard for his founders. I’ve had him in my corner even before this round and have seen Ripple’s value creation in companies like Voiceflow. Their fund fills a huge gap for companies like ours in the market; they are hands-on capital providers with founder-friendly round dynamics and a strong network to larger investors that we can access when the time is right. They have a proven network with top-tier investors in the US and help set-up their companies for success. Matt and Ripple Ventures are best in class. I recommend all young startups to talk to them. They are transparent, honest, and thoughtful. They don't operate like every other early-stage VC, cold and calculated. I know every investor claims they are value add, but I can honestly say, without a doubt, we are much further along as a business because of Ripple.”

Justin Sky
CEO & Co-Founder
,
Rose Rocket

Working with Ripple Ventures has been like onboarding an extended executive team. When you ask for help they are willing to dive in deep to get the job done. For Pitstop this has been supporting with HR, Fundraising, Sales and Customer Development. If you're looking for investors with true operating experience the Ripple team is exceptional.

Shiva Bhardwaj
CEO
,
Pitstop

Tread would not have raised a Series A without the support of the Ripple Ventures team. From encouraging us to raise when we were unable to see that we were ready, to helping us negotiate the mechanics of a fantastic deal and then being there to offer congratulations and guidance once it closed: Ripple was always there to help and we are so grateful for it. As colleagues and friends, Ripple has, with no hesitation, been there when we most needed support. It was our absolute honor to increase Ripple's stake in Tread; we wish every investor could be as supportive and effective in helping us develop as Ripple has been. It is our belief that in the not-too-distant future that Ripple Ventures will be amongst the pre-eminent venture funds in the market and we are thrilled to be part of the Ripple Ventures story.

Noah Dolgoy
CEO & Founder
,
Tread

I always highly recommend Ripple Ventures to other founders. Matt and I chat still on a daily basis, both as friends and as our earliest investors. He’s a huge asset for your future fundraises and will become a die-hard supporter of your business. The thing I love the most about Ripple is that they are independent thinkers and will be with you through the thick and thin as operators. Ripple takes the lead when firms shy away or wait for others. They move quickly to add value from day one, with many of our first users and customers coming through their network. Ripple was recommended to us by one of their current portfolio companies and we couldn't be happier to recommend them to any company looking to make an impact.

Braden Ream
CEO, Co-Founder
,
Voiceflow

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Deals Led

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