SCVC invests in high quality startups (predominantly out of the Stanford and MIT ecosystems) and leading growth stage companies. SCVC has invested in 250+ technology startups in the Silicon Valley, investing in unicorns like OpenAI, Anthropic, Neuralink, Palantir, Flutterwave, AngelList, Uniswap, Jeeves, Turing, Presto, and 21Shares and before VC funds like Sequoia, Index, a16z, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Khosla, 8VC, NFX, Accomplice, Tiger, Softbank, and Kaszek.
SCVC was founded by Amrit Saxena, a Stanford-educated AI entrepreneur and investor who has founded three AI companies in the Silicon Valley. He founded and sold his first company, Fancy That, an AI-based enterprise software company in the brick-and-mortar apparel retail industry, to Palantir in 2015. Subsequently, he founded and scaled Stella, another AI-based enterprise software company in the recruiting automation space, to over 150 large enterprise clients (including over 10% of the Fortune 500) and ultimately sold the business to a group of PE firms in a leveraged buyout in 2021. Amrit is currently the Founder & CEO of an AI transformation and investment holding company, that partners with over a dozen PE funds globally to buy out and subsequently transform legacy enterprises with AI & automation technology, transforming over four dozen legacy businesses in the process and driving over a billion dollars of enterprise value creation.
SCVC actively invests in early stage startups (investing in 250+ startups) and raises SPVs for strongly performing portfolio companies. SCVC's dealflow largely comes from our network through Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Palantir, and the Silicon Valley and also through the network of entrepreneurs and investors that we have built in the Silicon Valley, NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, London, and Mumbai.