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The Future of Software: Back to the Basics

By Hammad Aslam, Investor at Susa Ventures “You can drop a tilapia in the tank, and they all start to behave the same… which is actually pretty similar to VCs with new data technologies.” — The Data Stack Show As much as I hate to admit it, this statement is not too far from the truth. For all the talk of being contrarian, it usually pays to be part of the consensus. If you see something hot in the […]

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Applications Open For 2022 Susa Venture Fellows Cohort

By Courtney Buie Lipkin, Partner at Susa Ventures It’s that time of year again! The Susa team is excited to open applications for our third cohort of Venture Fellows. This unique program is designed to give aspiring venture investors an all-access experience sourcing and evaluating deals alongside our investment team as well as supporting Susa portfolio companies. When we first envisioned the Venture Fellows Program more than two years ago, we did so with the goal […]

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Our Investment in Better Stack

By Chad Byers, General Partner and Co-founder at Susa Ventures Susa Ventures is excited to announce our Seed and Series A investment in Better Stack, a European-based startup building a powerful stack of observability tools, making it easier to ship better and more reliable software faster. We led the unannounced Seed in 2019, with participation from fellow Susa founder Ryan Peterson, CEO & Founder of Flexport, and we’re excited to continue our partnership in the Series […]

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Graduating Susa Venture Fellows Cohort One

And the Future of the Venture Fellows Program By Courtney Buie Lipkin, Partner at Susa Ventures Last June, our team came together to brainstorm ways Susa could meaningfully advance efforts to increase diversity in venture capital. We urgently felt the need to act on, rather than just voice our support for, the social justice movements in our country. What emerged from these conversations was the Venture Fellows Program, a six-month immersive experience for aspiring venture investors, with […]

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Applications Open For 2021 Susa Venture Fellows Cohort

By Courtney Buie Lipkin, Partner at Susa Ventures Today we’re excited to open applications for the 2021 Venture Fellows program. Last year we were fortunate to get to work with thirteen incredible Fellows on sourcing, diligence, and post-investment support. We can’t wait to meet our next cohort of aspiring venture investors. Over the course of five months, fellows receive 1:1 mentorship from the Susa partnership and build a track record alongside us as we invest in […]

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Introducing the Summer Fellows Inaugural Cohort

In January, we announced applications for the inaugural cohort of the Susa Summer Fellows Program, and today, we are thrilled to introduce you to the inaugural cohort of the program. The Summer Fellows Program is an immersive summer program that connects high-performing university students to software engineering internships at world-changing startups in the Susa portfolio and introduces them to a lifelong community of peers and mentors in the Susa Family. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you […]

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Announcing the Susa Summer Fellows Program

We are thrilled to announce the Susa Summer Fellows Program, an immersive summer program that connects high-performing university students to software engineering internships at world-changing startups in the Susa portfolio and introduces them to a lifelong community of peers and mentors in the Susa Family. Each Fellow will spend the summer as an intern at a Susa Ventures portfolio company, where they will work closely with top-tier founders and engineering leaders on meaningful projects. Working at […]

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Introducing the Summer Fellows Inaugural Cohort

In January, we announced applications for the inaugural cohort of the Susa Summer Fellows Program, and today, we are thrilled to introduce you to the inaugural cohort of the program. The Summer Fellows Program is an immersive summer program that connects high-performing university students to software engineering internships at world-changing startups in the Susa portfolio and introduces them to a lifelong community of peers and mentors in the Susa Family. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you […]

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Our Investment in Treeswift

Susa Ventures is excited to announce our investment in Treeswift, a Philadelphia-based startup building the sensory and analytics platform for measuring forest and carbon data. We participated in a $4.8M round led by our friends at Pathbreaker Ventures. We’re thrilled to welcome Steven, Michael, Elizabeth, Vaibhav, and the rest of the Treeswift team to the Susa Family. Treeswift’s founding team One area of interest for us recently has been startups tackling climate change. Many of the solutions […]

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Announcing WorkRamp’s $40MM Series C

By Hammad Aslam, Investor at Susa Ventures We are super excited to co-lead WorkRamp’s $40MM Series C with Salesforce Ventures and Slack Ventures! WorkRamp, a California-based all-in-one learning platform for customers, partners, and employees, has been part of the Susa family since 2016 when we led the company’s seed financing. Ever since we met Ted and Arsh, we have been impressed by their dedication to building WorkRamp and their unparalleled focus on delivering strong customer outcomes. […]

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