Craig Sherman Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 24

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 14

Exits

Craig Sherman General Information

Description

Mr. Craig Sherman serves as General Partner at Meritech Capital Partners. He serves as Board Member at GuideSpark and Pendulum Therapeutics. He focuses primarily on digital media and consumer services. He has led the firm's investments in Evernote, Zulily, Lynda.com and Ariosa Diagnostics. Prior to Meritech, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Interactive and served as a Board Member, which he grew from a 1/2 million to over a 20 million monthly visitor pioneer in social games and online communities. Prior to joining Gaia, he served as an EIR at Benchmark Capital. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Ancestry.com (ACOM), where he helped lead the company's pivot from a free family social network to a family history subscription service and grew the company from under $10 million to $150 million in sales and from tens of millions in losses to tens of millions in profits. Before Ancestry.com, he held senior positions at AIG: he was head of marketing and internet for all of AIG's Japanese and Korean divisions totaling over $5 billion in sales; and the general manager of AIG's property management software subsidiary, a $90 million sales company whose growth rate quadrupled during his tenure. Previous to AIG, he was Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Japan, a joint venture startup he founded with Cendant and Mitsubishi Corporation that he helped grow from inception to over $20 million in sales and profitability. Before that, he worked in product, marketing, finance and operations roles at Cendant during its growth from less than a $1 billion to over a $40 billion public company. He has personally invested in over a dozen startups including Ancestry, SurveyMonkey, Zillow and Zipcar. In addition, he has held independent board and advisory roles with Homestead (prior to its sale to Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Logoworks (Hewlett Packard), Netquote (BankRate), and Photobucket (Fox). He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He also served as Board Member at Rev. He serves as Board Member & Angel Investor at Roblox.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Craig Sherman Investments (24)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Punchlist (Business/Productivity Software) 01-Feb-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Toya (Entertainment Software) 08-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Genetica 10-Mar-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Glystn 21-Feb-2021 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Alto Pharmacy 12-Jun-2017 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Karat 30-Sep-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Included Health 22-Jun-2015 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Anthology (Acquired 2018) 08-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
EarnIn 23-Jul-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
SurveyMonkey 17-Jan-2013 Secondary Transaction - Private 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000

Craig Sherman Exits (14)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Punchlist (Business/Productivity Software) 14-Nov-2023 Merger/Acquisition
Seeking Alpha 01-Mar-2023 000000000 00000000
Everlane 01-Aug-2021 000000000 00000000
Roblox 10-Mar-2021 000 000.00
Streamlabs 31-Oct-2019 000000000000000000 00000
S10 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
SurveyMonkey 26-Sep-2018 000 00000
Anthology (Acquired 2018) 21-Mar-2018 000000000000000000
Glaukos 25-Jun-2015 IPO 00000
Bionic Panda Games 17-May-2014 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

Craig Sherman Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Craig Sherman Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Craig Sherman Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Craig Sherman Co-Investors (18)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Caffeinated Capital 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dave Strohm 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Eniac Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Future\Perfect Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
PJC 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Craig Sherman FAQs

  • Who is Craig Sherman?

    Craig Sherman is an angel Investor who has made 24 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Craig Sherman?

    Craig Sherman is an angel investor.

  • What does Craig Sherman do?

    As an angel investor, Craig Sherman invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Craig Sherman hold?

    Craig Sherman holds a board seat in Gaia Star Information Technology Company.

  • What has Craig Sherman invested in?

    Craig Sherman has made numerous investments in companies like Punchlist (Business/Productivity Software), Toya (Entertainment Software), and Genetica within the Business/Productivity Software, Entertainment Software, and Healthcare Technology Systems industries.

  • What has Craig Sherman invested in recently?

    Craig Sherman's latest investment was on 01-Feb-2022 in Punchlist (Business/Productivity Software), a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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