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Jules Maltz

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Jules Maltz


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Jules Maltz joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in August 2008 and has over ten years of venture capital and startup experience. He focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Jules was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2012 and 2013 VC 100 List.

Jules led IVP's investments in Buddy Media (CRM), Dropbox, Indiegogo, Oportun, RetailMeNot (SALE), Slack, TuneIn, Zendesk (ZEN), and Zenefits, and was actively involved in IVP's investments in General Assembly, LivingSocial, Marketo (MKTO), Ngmoco (DeNA), POPSUGAR, Spiceworks, Twitter (TWTR), and Yext. Jules currently serves on the Board of Directors of Indiegogo, Oportun, RetailMeNot (SALE), TuneIn, and Yext.

Prior to IVP, Jules worked for 3i, a leading global venture capital firm.  He evaluated early and later-stage Internet, mobile, and software investments, and he completed transactions for companies such as BlueLithium, Fotolog, Omniture (ADBE), and Trovix. Jules also worked in business development for AdMob, a mobile advertising provider, and co-founded AdNectar, a social media advertising startup. Earlier in his career, Jules was in technology investment banking with Robertson Stephens and Bank of America Securities.

Jules serves on the National Advisory Council for Techbridge, a nonprofit that empowers girls from underserved communities to realize their dreams through science, technology, and engineering.

Jules has an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He also graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

Jules' recent writing:

  • TechCrunch: How Fast Should You Be Growing? - 8/24/2013
  • Nir & Far: The Superstitious Investor - 5/30/2013
  • The Wall Street Journal: Choose Your Mobile Business Model Wisely - 2/28/2013
  • Whitepaper: Freemium Software: A Guide for Startups - 11/5/2012
  • Fortune: For Buddy Media, different was good - 7/11/2012
  • TechCrunch: Don’t Follow The Crowd - 8/20/2011
  • TechCrunch: Raising The Most Money Doesn't Mean Your Company Will Become The Most Valuable - 7/6/2011
  • Forbes: Ask a VC: Who's Your Customer? What's Your Product? - 2/8/2011
  • Blog: better late than never
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