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Craig Sherman


Mr. Craig Sherman serves as Managing Director at Meritech Capital Partners. He focuses primarily on digital media and consumer services. Craig has led the firm's investments in Evernote, Zulily, and Ariosa Diagnostics. Prior to Meritech, Craig was Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Interactive, 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, Craig served as an EIR at Benchmark Capital. Previously, Craig was Chief Operating Officer of (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, Craig 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 Craig's tenure. Previous to AIG, Craig 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. Craig has personally invested in over a dozen startups including Ancestry, SurveyMonkey, Zillow and Zipcar. In addition, Craig 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 serves as Board Member at Rev. He serves as Board Member at Roblox.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

+1 (650) 000-0000

Craig Sherman Investments (18)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Alto Pharmacy 12-Jun-2017 Early Stage VC 0000 Distributors (Healthcare) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
00000 000000 22-Jun-2015 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000000 08-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000 23-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
0000 17-Jan-2013 000000000 00 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000
000 01-Aug-2012 00000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Startup 00000 0000000
0000000000 04-Feb-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000 00000 00000 17-Jan-2012 0000 00000 00.000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Out of Business 00000 0000000
Everlane 07-Oct-2011 Early Stage VC 00.000 Internet Retail Profitable 00000 0000000
Glaukos 03-Feb-2011 Later Stage VC 000.00 Surgical Devices Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000
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Craig Sherman Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
SVMK 26-Sep-2018 IPO 00000 Completed
000000000 21-Mar-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
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0000000 25-Jun-2015 000 00000 Completed
  • 00000000 0000000 0
000000 00000 00000 17-May-2014 0000000000: 000000 Completed
000000000000 29-Mar-2012 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000 0000000000
000000 00000 20-Jul-2011 000 000.00 Completed
  • 000 0000000 000000
00000000 05-Nov-2009 000 00000 Completed
Photobucket (Acquired 2009) 09-Jul-2007 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
S10 Out of Business Completed
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Craig Sherman Team (1)

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