Jules Maltz joined IVP in August 2008 and has over 15 years of venture capital and startup experience. He invests in rapidly-growing software and internet companies. Jules was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the 2020, 2019, and 2018 Midas Lists. He was also included in the GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List in 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, and 2014.
Jules led IVP's investments in Buddy Media (CRM), Checkr, Dropbox (DBX), Eightfold, Found, G2, Grammarly, Hims & Hers (HIMS), Hopin, Indiegogo, MuleSoft (CRM), NerdWallet (NRDS), Nextdoor (KIND), Oportun (OPRT), RetailMeNot (SALE), Slack (WORK), SteelBrick (CRM), Tala, Wise (WISE), TuneIn, Veriff, Zendesk (ZEN), and Zenefits, and was actively involved in sourcing investments in Marketo (MKTO), Spiceworks, Twitter (TWTR), and Yext (YEXT). Jules currently serves as a Board Director or Board Observer for Eightfold, G2, Grammarly, Hims & Hers, Hopin, Indiegogo, Tala, and Veriff.
Prior to IVP, Jules worked for 3i, a leading global venture capital firm, and in business development for AdMob. Earlier in his career, Jules was in technology investment banking with Robertson Stephens and Bank of America.
Jules works with Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive.
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:
- If Maslow Ran a Board Meeting: A Startup Hierarchy of Needs
- Found: It’s not just about what you lose, it’s about what you find
- Nextdoor: The Neighborhood Network
- NerdWallet: Financial Empowerment? Turn to the Nerds
- The Wisdom of Wise
- Paper: The A+ Platform for Transforming Education
- UiPath: The Automation IPO
- Veriff: Powering Trust Online
- Hims & Hers: Reimagining Healthcare and a New Model for Startup Growth
- Aledade: Improving Data-Driven Patient Outcomes
- H1: Connecting Life Sciences
- Another Hopin to the Future
- IVP's Got WHOOP!
- Supermetrics: A Data Superhero
- Hopin to the Future
- Lyra: Rethinking Mental Health
- Attentive: Getting the Message Across
- The Eightfold Path
- UiPath: No More TPS Reports!
- Bringing Intelligence To B2B Purchasing: Why IVP Invested In G2 Crowd
- Coming Into Fashion
- Nothing to Hide – Announcing IVP’s Investment in TransferWise
- Thank you, Yext
- The Future of Finance – Announcing IVP’s Investment in Tala
- The ABCs of QTC – Why IVP Invested in SteelBrick
- A Month of Zen
- How Fast Should You Be Growing? (TechCrunch)
- The Superstitious Investor (Nir & Far)
- Choose Your Mobile Business Model Wisely (The Wall Street Journal)
- Freemium Software: A Guide for Startups (Whitepaper)
- For Buddy Media, different was good (Fortune)
- Don’t Follow The Crowd (TechCrunch)
- Raising The Most Money Doesn't Mean Your Company Will Become The Most Valuable (TechCrunch)
- Ask a VC: Who's Your Customer? What's Your Product? (Forbes)
- Better Late Than Never