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Dennis Phelps


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. Dennis 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, Dennis 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, Dennis 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. He also serves on Board of Casper. He also serves as an Angel Investor.

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 (30)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
PlayVS 18-Sep-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 01-Aug-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Publishing 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 Beverages Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 03-Aug-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Startup 000000 000000
000000 21-Jun-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Other Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
0000000 01-Feb-2017 00000 00000 000 Application Software Product In Beta Test 000000 000000
0000000000000 07-Apr-2016 00000 (00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000000 000000
Travo 20-Nov-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Application Software Startup 000000 000000
Happy Returns 19-Nov-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Logistics Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000 000000
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Dennis Phelps Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Mover 21-Oct-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
000000 (0000000000 19-Mar-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
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000000 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 00000
00000 25-Sep-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
0000000 12-Sep-2018 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
  • 00000000000 000000
0000000 01-Sep-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000000000 29-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000 01-Jul-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
Open Me 08-May-2015 Merger/Acquisition 000 Completed
Gigit Out of Business Completed
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Dennis Phelps Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Dennis Phelps Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA