Dennis Phelps Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 34
  • Portfolio
  • 16
  • Exits
  • 17

Dennis Phelps General Information


Mr. Dennis Phelps serves as General Partner at IVP. He has over fifteen years of experience in technology-related finance. He focuses primarily on growth capital investments in software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as well as select public market opportunities. Mr. Phelps was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the 2009 Forbes Midas List. He was also recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2009 VC 100 List. Prior to IVP, Dennis spent several years with Battery Ventures and the Internet Capital Group (ICG). At Battery, he managed the firm's West Coast software deal sourcing program, executed new investments in emerging software and Internet companies and worked closely with portfolio company management teams. His investments at Battery included two financial software companies, Corillian (FISV) and, each of which generated several multiples of return on invested capital. In November 1999, he was recruited from Battery to ICG, where he was a key member of ICG's West Coast Acquisitions team. As Director of Acquisitions, he was responsible for identifying and executing strategic acquisitions, providing partner company management teams with operational and financial assistance, managing business development initiatives and generating portfolio liquidity. Earlier in his career, Mr. Phelps worked in corporate finance with Hambrecht & Quist, a technology-focused investment bank, where he assisted a diverse variety of technology clients with public equity offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions. His transaction experience included IPOs for some of the Bay Area's leading technology companies, including Advent Software (ADVS), CNET (CBS), and MacroVision (MVSN). Dennis earned a B.A. with honors in Government & Economics from Dartmouth College. Mr. Phelps also serves on Board of Casper. He also serves as an Angel Investor.

Contact Information

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

Dennis Phelps Investments (34)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Leo AR 20-Apr-2021 Seed Round 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 00000 000 26-Jul-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Asset Management Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000000 18-Sep-2019 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 00000 10-Sep-2019 0000 00000 000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 01-Aug-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000000 01-Oct-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000 00000 08-May-2018 0000 00000 000 Food Products Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000 00 03-Aug-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Pillow 21-Jun-2017 Early Stage VC 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
TallyGo 01-Feb-2017 Early Stage VC 000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 000000
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Dennis Phelps Exits (17)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Digital Brands Group 14-May-2021 IPO 0000
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00000 000000000000 13-Oct-2020 0000000 000000 00000
00000 21-Oct-2019 000000000000000000
0000000000 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
000000 (0000000000 19-Mar-2019 000000000000000000
0000000 01-Feb-2019 000 00 00000000
Pillow 25-Oct-2018 Merger/Acquisition
Travo 25-Sep-2018 Merger/Acquisition
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Dennis Phelps Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Dennis Phelps Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Dennis Phelps Co-Investors (70)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
New Enterprise Associates 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Richard Costolo 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Battery Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Royal Bank of Canada 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tano Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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