Mayfield secures USD750m across two new VC funds

Venture Capital firm Mayfield has closed on USD750 million in new capital across two venture capital funds, the USD475 million Mayfield XVI and the USD275 million Mayfield Select II, bringing the firm’s current assets under management to over USD2.5 billion.

Mayfield XVI will continue the firm’s early-stage focus, primarily investing in companies at the ideation or early product stage. Mayfield Select II follows the strategy of Mayfield Select I, to invest in later-stage rounds of Mayfield breakout portfolio companies. The firm is expanding the charter of Mayfield Select II to invest in companies outside its portfolio which are at early-growth stages with product-market fit and are demonstrating inflection in their business.

“We appreciate the vote of confidence of our limited partners, especially in these unprecedented and difficult times,” says Navin Chaddha, Mayfield Managing Director. “At the same time, we want to recognise the hard work and sacrifice of our entrepreneurs, who inspire us every day and help us achieve top-tier returns. While we are all navigating choppy waters right now, we go into the future feeling confident about their imagination and resilience. We believe it’s time to lean forward, as fear is the only thing that limits one’s potential.”