Jean-Francois Clavier

Jean-Francois Clavier Overview

Investor Type Angel
Status Active
Professionals 1
Investments 56
Portfolio 11
Exits 46

Jean-Francois Clavier General Information


Mr. Jean-Francois Clavier is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Uncork Capital. He serves as Board Member at Loft Orbital, Messari and Arch Systems . An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Mr. Clavier and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll (Yahoo), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Gnip (Twitter), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Poshmark, Hired and Vungle. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. The firm is currently investing out of its $85M Fund IV, making 16 commitments of $850K per year in mobile/cloud SaaS, consumer services, connected hardware, marketplaces and healthcare IT. Born, raised and educated in France, Mr. Clavier graduated with a MS in Computer Science and a degree in Distributed Computing. He joined Effix, a financial services startup, as one of the initial developers while still at school and eventually led it as CTO. After 5 years, Reuters acquired the company and Mr. Clavier expanded his remit to several product and development organizations in Europe and the USA. In 2000, he moved to Silicon Valley as General Partner for RVC, the $450M venture fund affiliated with Reuters. In 2004, Mr. Clavier left RVC to start SoftTech VC and invest in the early pioneers of Consumer Internet. Within a couple of years, he was being recognized in the media as one of the "super angels", and in 2007, he subsequently raised one of the first micro-VC funds, $15M Fund II. After three years, and 60+ investments closed on his own, Mr. Clavier built a team and raised a larger, $55M Fund III that invested in 55 companies. In June 2014, the firm celebrated its 10-year anniversary, its move to San Francisco and the close of Fund IV. Mr. Clavier was appointed on the board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2015, a 4-year mandate. He has also been on the Advisory Board of Telefonica Digital since 2010. In the SoftTech portfolio, he sits on the boards of Curse, Handshake, DroneDeploy and Shippo.

Contact Information

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

Jean-Francois Clavier Investments (56)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hired 08-Feb-2016 Later Stage VC 0000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
000000000 06-May-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
000000000 07-Oct-2014 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
000000 08-Oct-2013 0000 00000 000 Automation/Workflow Software Out of Business 0000-00000000 0000000
00000000 00000000 02-May-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
00000 000 16-Nov-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
000000000 14-Nov-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
000000 08-Nov-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
YourMechanic 11-Sep-2012 Seed Round 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
Thanx 15-Jun-2012 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000-00000000 0000000
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Jean-Francois Clavier Exits (46)

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Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Vungle 30-Sep-2019 Buyout/LBO 00000
000000 01-Jun-2019 000 00 00000000
000000 07-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
00000000000 18-Dec-2018 000000000000000000
0000000 13-Dec-2018 000000000000000000
0000000000 20-Sep-2018 000 00000
000000000 15-Mar-2018 000000000000000000
0000&0000000 30-Mar-2017 000000000000000000 0000
SpinMedia 03-Jan-2017 Buyout/LBO
Project X Media 01-Oct-2016 Merger/Acquisition

Jean-Francois Clavier Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jean-Francois Clavier Angel Investor 000 0 0 San Francisco, CA