We’re GreatPoint, a venture capital firm founded by entrepreneurs and company-builders.


An Operational Mindset

As entrepreneurs, we were grateful to have amazing investors and board members who helped us establish strong foundations. These dedicated individuals flew around the world with us to raise 100-million-dollar rounds, opened doors to our biggest customers, and recruited veteran executives. We founded GreatPoint to be this kind of partner to every team we back.

Our Partnership

  • Andrew Perlman

    Managing Partner

    Builder of nine cutting-edge venture-backed technology companies in fields ranging from microchips to natural resources to life-sciences, two of which he took public on the NASDAQ.

  • Ray Lane

    Managing Partner

    Venture capital veteran and the former President of Oracle, which he grew from $3 billion to over $200 billion in market cap in eight years.

  • Ashok Krishnamurthi

    Managing Partner
    Engineer and entrepreneur who helped steer Juniper Networks to one of the biggest investment returns of all time, and then started successful companies in virtual computing and early cancer detection.

Backing Audacious Entrepreneurs

Building great companies is hard work. We believe the best predictors of success are the grit and relentless dedication of the people we invest in.

What our entrepreneurs say about us

  • Brad Keywell

    Brad Keywell

    Founder and CEO, Uptake

    “The strength of GreatPoint is their breadth of experience as builders, operators, and investors.”

  • Sangeeta Bhatia

    Sangeeta Bhatia

    Founder and CEO, Glympse Bio

    “I chose GreatPoint for their depth of experience in scaling technology companies, and in taking life-sciences innovations to market. They’ve been among my most valuable allies while building Glympse.”

  • Oron Afek

    Oron Afek

    Founder and CEO, Vim

    “We started Vim to fundamentally fix healthcare. It’s a huge challenge, and we needed a partner who was willing think big and go to battle with us. GreatPoint has been that partner from the moment they invested.”

  • Ethan Brown

    Ethan Brown

    Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

    “When you’re building a company, you need partners you can trust. Ray has been that person for us from the start. I can’t think of anybody I’d rather have on my side of the table.”

  • Kim Kamdar

    Kim Kamdar

    Co-Founder, Truvian Sciences

    “I chose GreatPoint because they’re committed to building transformational companies. They have operational expertise which means that they get what it takes. The entire team has been more of a partner than an investor.”

  • Amit Vij

    Amit Vij

    Founder, Kinetica

    “It’s a huge advantage to have someone on your board who ran the leading company in your space.”


We look for pain points

We dive deep to understand the big, fundamental problems facing industries, and then back companies wielding the best technologies to solve them. We invest early, most often at Series A and B, when there’s still a lot of work to do. Typically we lead rounds and join our companies’ boards of directors.

See Our Philosophy

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

— John Anster