Tianxiang Zhuo
May 23 · 3 min read

Our Second Chapter — Fika Ventures II

We are delighted to announce Fika Ventures II, a $76M fund, a little over 2 years after we launched our first fund. We set out to build a unique brand of service that focuses on driving value for founders from day one, and are deeply grateful that 24 companies have taken the leap with us. Through them, we see a better future, as they strive to solve some of the world’s most meaningful problems by combining cutting-edge data-driven technologies with a humanistic approach.

Looking back over the last 2+ years, we want to reflect on what we set out to do, what we did and what we have learned along the way.

  • Overweight B2B investments in Los Angeles and consider deals in other markets in a more opportunistic and reactive manner LA continues to birth exciting B2B/enterprise companies, as more founders recognize that there are clear advantages in planting roots in this thriving market. We will continue to make about half of our bets here. However, as we uncover problem areas and market needs that are aching to be solved, we will also proactively look across the US to find the best companies and talent to build these solutions. As such, we have not shied away from making investments in the Bay Area as well as in burgeoning markets like Boston, Chicago, Austin and Seattle and will continue to do so with our new fund.

Every day, we wake up pinching ourselves that we get to do what we do. We are still very early in our journey, but are inspired by the quality of our growing portfolio and the potential impact each of them will have on our society. We are honored to partner with new LPs in our second fund, and incredibly grateful to our returning LPs who continue to believe in us. We can’t be more fired up for what lies ahead.

Team Fika,

Eva, TX, Andrea, Matt

Fika Ventures

Fika Ventures is an LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation.

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Tianxiang Zhuo

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General Partner, Fika Ventures. Previously: GP @ Karlin Ventures, McKinsey & Co, Tech Entrepreneur, Stanford MBA.

Fika Ventures

Fika Ventures is an LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation.